What to know about voting in the Atlanta mayoral election

Credit: Phil Skinner for the AJC

Credit: Phil Skinner for the AJC

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

The Atlanta mayoral runoff election

The Atlanta mayor’s race will require a runoff election on Nov. 30 between Felicia Moore and a Andre Dickens. A number of other metro area races will also require runoffs.

TUESDAY, Nov 16: Mayoral runoff election debate live stream on AJC.com

The 7 p.m. event featuring candidates Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore will be hosted by The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series, in partnership with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Visit the debate page on ajc.com to watch the a replay.

AJC Voter Guide: What metro Atlanta voters need to know about the Nov. 30 runoff

ATLANTA: THE RACE FOR CITY HALL How Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore are differentiating themselves

ELSEWHERE: Several mayoral, council races proceed to runoffs in metro Atlanta

FULL COVERAGE of the Atlanta mayoral election

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.

Voting information

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.

AJC election results will exclude number of precincts counted. Learn why

Watch: Top 5 candidates for mayor answer questions about why they are running

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