Note: This article is from 2017.
To find the guide to the May 2018 Georgia Primary, use these links
We asked candidates running in this month’s city, school and municipal elections to explain why you should vote for them. In addition to asking them questions about their experience and their stand on prominent issues, we asked some candidates to tell us which television character with whom they most identify. See where candidates stand on important issues, and who has a lot in common with Batman.
Where do I vote? Visit the Georgia Secretary of State voter page for voting locations, sample ballots, voter info, more.
- Atlanta Mayor
- Atlanta City Council President
- Atlanta City Council
- Atlanta Public Schools
- Cherokee County
- Clayton County
- Cobb County
- DeKalb County
- Fayette County
- Forsyth County
- Fulton County
- Gwinnett County
- Henry County
- Marietta City School Board
Where to vote: Visit the Georgia Secretary of State website for voting locations, sample ballots, voter info, more.
Information about local elections can also be found on the free “GA SOS” app for your smartphone via iTunes or Google Play for Android.
Do I need ID?
Georgia requires voters to show photo identification, which can include a Georgia driver’s license, even if it’s expired; a state-issued voter identification card; a valid U.S. passport; or a valid U.S. military photo ID.
No “ballot selfies” are allowed at the polls, so wait to snap a photo until you’re outside. It is illegal in Georgia to take pictures of a ballot or voting equipment, but the Secretary of State Office has said it has seen voters in previous elections post “ballot selfies” on social media — something that could get you in trouble with the law.
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