Metro Atlanta runoff elections Tuesday: Who is on the ballot?

In addtion to the Atlanta mayoral runoff election on Tuesday, Nov. 30, there are a number of cities with runoff elections, including four cities with mayoral runoff elections.. (John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)
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In addtion to the Atlanta mayoral runoff election on Tuesday, Nov. 30, there are a number of cities with runoff elections, including four cities with mayoral runoff elections.. (John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

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The Atlanta mayor’s race won’t be the only thing on the Nov. 30 runoff ballot. A half-dozen council seats and the City Council president post will be determined through one-on-one contests. Atlanta also has runoff elections for School Board.

Elsewhere in metro Atlanta, there are a number of cities with runoff elections, including four cities with mayoral runoff elections.

Runoff elections are required in Georgia for races in which no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the general election on Nov. 2.

To find out if your voting precinct has a runoff election and to see sample ballots, visit your county elections office website or the Georgia My Voter Page.

Why Georgia holds runoff elections: If you think it’s unusual to have a runoff election in November, it is. As many as 10 states require runoffs for primary elections, but Georgia is believed to be the only state that requires a runoff in any general election contest in which no candidate wins 50 percent of the vote. Georgia’s runoff law made national news in January, when runoff elections for both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats gave Democrats a majority in the Senate. Read more about Georgia laws on runoff elections and their history from the AJC’s Tamar Hallerman.

ExploreLearn more about the runoff election with the AJC Voter Guide

Here’s a list of which races are headed to a runoff on Tuesday, Nov. 30, and who’s on the ballot:

(i) indicates incumbent. These races are nonpartisan, so no political party is listed.

Atlanta Mayor: Andre Dickens, Felicia Moore

Atlanta City Council President: Natalyn Archibong, Doug Shipman

Atlanta Council Post 3 At-Large: Jacki Labat, Keisha Sean Waites

Atlanta Council District 1: Nathan Clubb, Jason Winston

Atlanta Council District 3: Byron Amos, Erika Estrada

Atlanta Council District 4: Jason Dozier, Cleta Winslow (i)

Atlanta Council District 5: Liliana Bakhtiari, Mandy Mahoney

Atlanta Council District 12: Antonio Lewis, Joyce Sheperd (i)

Atlanta School Board District 2: Aretta Baldon (i), Keisha Carey

Atlanta School Board District 7: Tamara Jones, Kanesha Venning

ExploreAtlanta runoff election: Here’s what you need to know at the polls tomorrow

Other metro Atlanta cities with runoff elections

Duluth Council Post 4: Manfred Graeder, Brandon Odum

Fairburn Mayor: Mario Avery, Elizabeth Carr-Hurst (i)

Forest Park Mayor: Angelyne Butler (i), Thomas Smith

Marietta Council Ward 5: Reginald Copeland (i), Carlyle Kent

Milton Council District 1, Post 1: Jami Tucker, Andrea Verhoff

Peachtree City Mayor: Kim Learnard, Eric Imker

Peachtree City Council Post 4: Phil Crane, Frank Destadio

Roswell Council Post 5: Michael Dal Cerro, Will Morthland

South Fulton Mayor: William “Bill” Edwards (i), Khalid Kamau

South Fulton Council District 4: Naeema Gilyard (i), Jaceey Sebastian

Stonecrest Council District 1: Jimmy Clanton (i), Tara Graves

Suwanee Council Post 5: Pete Charpentier (i), David Martinez

Tucker Council District 2: Imani Barnes, Cara Schroeder

ExploreRead more about the top metro Atlanta races on the runoff ballot

–Edited by Brian O’Shea, brian.oshea@ajc.com