Metro Atlanta will hold local elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. AJC file photo
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Election 2019: What to know about elections in metro Atlanta

Voters in Gwinnett County started the 2019 election year in March by rejecting a referendum on joining the transit network served by MARTA. The next elections for most voters in metro Atlanta are in November.

2019 is an off-year election, falling between the governor’s race balloting in 2018 and the upcoming presidential election in 2020.

Georgia will have elections for two U.S. Senate seats in 2020 because of a special election after the announced retirement of Republican Johnny Isakson. Republican David Perdue will be running for re-election in the other Georgia Senate seat

Georgia has set March 24 as the date for its 2020 presidential primary

Most of the voting in metro Atlanta this year will involve city government elections. Many metro cities held elections for mayor and city council on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Runoffs for some races are scheduled Dec. 3, 2019.

One city that did not hold elections in 2019 is the city of Atlanta. The next election for mayor and council in the city of Atlanta will be in 2021. (Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, you may recall, was elected in 2017.)

2019 elections: Nov. 5th in metro Atlanta

The Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 elections in metro Atlanta are primarily for city mayors and other city offices. Runoffs will be Tuesday, Dec. 3.

AJC election results and updates from Nov. 5

County by county election recap from Nov. 5

Smyrna mayoral candidates meet in runoff

Doraville mayor’s race headed to a runoff, Dunwoody picks new leader

Roswell’s intense election cycle ends with one runoff

Runoff voting information by county

Clayton County elections

Cherokee County elections

Cobb County elections

DeKalb County elections

Fayette County elections

Forsyth County elections

Fulton County elections

Gwinnett County elections

Henry County elections

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, check with your county elections office, or go online to the Georgia Elections Office overseen by Georgia's Secretary of State. 

Future Atlanta and Georgia elections

The next elections for president will be in 2020, starting with Georgia’s presidential primary, usually scheduled early in the year. The next elections for the Georgia Legislature and U.S. Congress and Senate are also in 2020.

The next elections for Georgia governor and other state constitutional offices will be in 2022. Gov. Brian Kemp was elected in 2018.

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