DeKalb County announces early voting schedule, locations

201012-Decatur-Sharon Buie, of Decatur, waits near the front of the early voting line just before it opened at 7AM Monday morning October 12, 2020 at the DeKalb County elections office in Decatur. Buie arrieved at 5:30AM and was fifth in line. When asked why she arrived so early on the first day of early voting, she replied, “John Lewis!”  Ben Gray for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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201012-Decatur-Sharon Buie, of Decatur, waits near the front of the early voting line just before it opened at 7AM Monday morning October 12, 2020 at the DeKalb County elections office in Decatur. Buie arrieved at 5:30AM and was fifth in line. When asked why she arrived so early on the first day of early voting, she replied, “John Lewis!” Ben Gray for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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DeKalb County has announced its schedule for early voting ahead of November’s elections, which include many municipal races and a countywide question about renewing an education tax.

Advance voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays between Oct. 12 and Oct. 29. Voting will also be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on two weekend days: Oct. 16 and 23.

Eight locations will be available and registered DeKalb voters can cast ballots at any of them during advance voting.

“We encourage voters to familiarize themselves with our advance voting locations and hours of operations,” elections director Erica Hamilton said in a news release. “If you’re voting in-person, masks are encouraged and don’t forget your photo ID.”

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Advance voting locations are as follows:

  • Bessie Branham Recreation Center, 2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30317
  • Lynwood Recreation Center, 3360 Osborne Road NE, Brookhaven, Ga. 30319
  • Berean Christian Church – Family Life Center, 2197 Young Road, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30088
  • Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, Ga. 30032
  • Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084
  • Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest, Ga. 30038
  • County Line-Ellenwood Library, 4331 River Road, Ellenwood, Ga. 30294
  • Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Ga. 30338

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. For more information, visit DeKalbVotes.com or call 404-298-4020 or 1-866-DEK-VOTES.

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