Thousands cast early vote in Clayton County ahead of special election

Around 9,500 Clayton County voters cast ballots early in the weeks prior to today’s special election, according to unofficial results from the elections and registration office of the south metro Atlanta community.

Clayton County voters will choose a new sheriff and state representative for House District 75 today in the special-called referendum. Jonesboro residents will also pick a new mayor and two city councilmembers.

Voters will also decide whether to approve a $435 million bond for Clayton County Schools, which wants the money to fund around $350 million for new schools, sports programs, buses and transforming the old Sears building at Southlake Mall into a convocation center.

The Clayton elections office said 9,500 or so ballots were cast between Feb. 27 and March 17 at seven precincts.

Special elections Tuesday March 21

Tuesday is a special election day for some metro Atlanta voters. Here are some links to learn more

- Mableton will hold its first elections for mayor and city council

- Clayton County will choose sheriff after conviction of Victor Hill

- Clayton County Schools hopes SPLOST will help bring respect

- Fayette County holds referendum on renewal of sales tax.

- House District 75 voters will choose a replacement for Rep. Mike Glanton

- City elections to be held in Jonesboro

- Are you eligible to vote on Tuesday? Check the Georgia My Voter page.

UPDATES on Election Day. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will provide election results on all of our platforms, including, the AJC app and ePaper editions.