DeKalb County voters will decide major races on Election Day

Besides casting ballots for president, DeKalb voters will also elect the county’s next CEO, decide whether to create the city of Stonecrest and extend tax breaks for homeowners.

The Nov. 8 general election ballot is packed with competitive local races across DeKalb.

Every voter in the county will be able to cast ballots between Democrat Mike Thurmond and Republican Jack Lovelace to become the government’s chief executive officer. In addition, Sheriff Jeff Mann, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Harold Dennis.

For the DeKalb Board of Commissioners, eight candidates are running to represent a district that covers more than 350,000 people who live in the eastern half of the county. The winner will fill the term of former DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson, who resigned in March to make an unsuccessful run for tax commissioner. The candidates are Gregory Adams, Diane Adoma, George Chidi, Faye Coffield, Randal Mangham, Ed Patton, Rita Robinzine and John Tolbert.

Other races of note:

Early voting sites will be open in DeKalb from Oct. 17 to Nov. 4. Voters must report to their assigned polling places to cast ballots on Election Day.

For a full listing of DeKalb County races, click here to view a sample ballot or use the AJC Voter Guide

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