Friday the final day for early voting in metro Atlanta



Those wanting to vote before Election Day Tuesday don’t have much time; Friday is the last day for voters to submit early votes. Completed absentee ballots can be dropped off Friday at drop box locations, or as late as Tuesday at county registrar’s offices.

Locations for early and absentee voting are posted on Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett county election websites.

Tuesday’s elections will determine who holds the top offices in metro cities, including a hotly contested mayoral race in Atlanta which pits former Mayor Kasim Reed against City Council President Felicia Moore and a dozen other candidates. A runoff between the top two candidates is set for Nov. 30 if no one gets more than 50% of the vote.

Voters in DeKalb, Cobb and Fulton counties will also decide whether to keep paying a penny sales tax over five years for capital projects in county and city school districts.

Thus far, a total of 73,000 early votes have been recorded in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties. Another 17,000 absentee ballots have been turned in. Numbers were not available online for Gwinnett County.

Fulton has reported 53,000 early votes, 8,600 absentee ballots returned thus far.

DeKalb has reported 12,800 early votes, 6,100 absentee ballots.

Cobb has reported 7,600 early votes, 2,400 absentee ballots.

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