Atlanta is electng a new mayor and City Council president in 2021. All 15 City Council seats will also be up for election.
The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 2, including elections in the city of Atlanta for mayor and City Council president. The runoff will be Tuesday, Nov. 30 between the top two candidates if no one gets more than 50% of the vote.
Follow updates on election results and details on expected runoffs on AJC.
Key dates and deadlines
» Oct. 4, 2021: Voter registration deadline for Georgia’s primary election
» Oct. 12-29, 2021: Early voting dates. Fulton County residents. Atlanta in DeKalb residents. Note: You must vote at an early voting location in your home county. So Atlanta in DeKalb residents vote in DeKalb, for example.
» Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021: Election Day in Atlanta and Georgia
» Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021: Runoff election day for state or local races
Who may vote?
To vote, you must be registered. Eligible registered voters must also live in city, county or district where the vote is taking place. To register, or to confirm that you are registered, go online to the Georgia Elections Office overseen by Georgia’s Secretary of State.
Voting by mail
Residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties can apply now (as of Aug. 16) for an absentee ballot for the November election. Here is the Fulton County absentee ballot information page. Here is the DeKalb County absentee ballot information page.
Where do I vote? Easy lookup of your personal voting site from Georgia My Voter
What Council District am I in? This information is on your voter registration card and online at two places, the Georgia My Voter page from Secretary of State and the Council Districts map from the City of Atlanta.
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Deadlines for voter registration
- Oct. 4 is the registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general election. This is also the deadline to vote in any runoff election.
More voting information
AJC voters guide to the Atlanta city elections