DeKalb announces (and opens) new early voting site in Brookhaven

June 9, 2020 DeKalb County: Voters wait at Cross Keys High School located at 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE in DeKalb County where volunteers passed out water bottles to a crowd of 100 voters lined up for hours outside the building. Countless others left the line snaked around the building or never joined at all, as word spread the machines weren’t working and the precinct quickly ran out of the 20 provisional ballots. Jonathan Banes, the precinct manager, said he’s tried repeatedly to troubleshoot the equipment but his PIN number won’t work. He pleaded with DeKalb elections officials for technical assistance and more provisional ballots. Over 1.2 million people had already voted before the polls opened on Tuesday, three-quarters of them with absentee-by-mail ballots, allowing them to avoid human contact at the polls. Voters will decide on many candidates, from president to county sheriff. The ballot also includes races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the Georgia General Assembly. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM
June 9, 2020 DeKalb County: Voters wait at Cross Keys High School located at 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE in DeKalb County where volunteers passed out water bottles to a crowd of 100 voters lined up for hours outside the building. Countless others left the line snaked around the building or never joined at all, as word spread the machines weren’t working and the precinct quickly ran out of the 20 provisional ballots. Jonathan Banes, the precinct manager, said he’s tried repeatedly to troubleshoot the equipment but his PIN number won’t work. He pleaded with DeKalb elections officials for technical assistance and more provisional ballots. Over 1.2 million people had already voted before the polls opened on Tuesday, three-quarters of them with absentee-by-mail ballots, allowing them to avoid human contact at the polls. Voters will decide on many candidates, from president to county sheriff. The ballot also includes races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the Georgia General Assembly. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

DeKalb County officials opened a new advance voting site in Brookhaven on Monday.

Elections officials had been attempting to find a location to host early voting in the city since it became clear that the usual spot at Briarwood Recreation Center would not be available due to ongoing renovations. They announced the new location at Cross Keys High School (1626 N. Druid Hills Rd NE) on Twitter over the weekend.

It opened to voters Monday morning.

DeKalb now has 12 early voting sites available ahead of Jan. 5′s closely watched runoff elections.

That figure includes the county’s advance voting site in the city of Decatur, which relocated on Monday.

Voting last week was at the Decatur Recreation Center. Starting Monday, that site will close and another at nearby Agnes Scott College (Bullock Science Center, 100 E. Dougherty St.) will be open.

Lists of DeKalb County’s early voting sites and their schedules, as well as the locations for more than three dozen absentee ballot dropboxes, are posted below.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE

List does not include new Brookhaven location.

ABSENTEE BALLOT DROPBOX LOCATIONS

List does not include newly announced dropboxes at the Stonecrest Library (3123 Klondike Road in Lithonia), the DeKalb-Atlanta Senior Center (25 Warren Street SE in Atlanta), the North DeKalb Senior Center (3393 Malone Drive in Chamblee) and the South DeKalb Senior Center (1931 Candler Road in Decatur).

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