In covering the race for mayor, much of our reporting is based on government documents and statements made by the candidates. Here are some of our primary resources for news coverage.
Campaign finance reports -- Each candidate will file disclosures intended to inform the public of who is financially supporting their bids for mayor. These documents provide insight into who is seeking to influence the candidates and how many resources a candidate will bring to an expensive political enterprise.
Public records -- Our reporters will mine publicly available records to background each candidate so voters are given insight into their finances, personal conduct and community ties and influences.
Public statements -- The AJC will attend mayoral forums and debates and join the candidates on the campaign trail to chronicle how they’re talking to voters and how they’re answering urgent questions along the way.
Polling -- The AJC, in partnership with the University of Georgia, will conduct a series of polls to better understand which issues will shape and decide the race for mayor.
Conversations with voters -- The AJC newsroom will dispatch across the city to talk to prospective voters about the issues that are important to them and the questions they want the candidates for mayor to answer.