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Early voting in DeKalb County begins Monday: Here’s where polls will open

Vallerie Roy of Dekalb County cast her ballot during the first day of early voting at Voter Registration and Elections Office in Atlanta on Monday, March 2, 2020.
Vallerie Roy of Dekalb County cast her ballot during the first day of early voting at Voter Registration and Elections Office in Atlanta on Monday, March 2, 2020.

This story has been updated to reflect that DeKalb County eliminated two locations that were previously listed as early voting poll sites: Briarwood Recreation Center and First Baptist Church Decatur.

Early voting is still an option for the upcoming June 9 primary, and it starts Monday in DeKalb County.

The county will start with three locations offering early voting, and will gradually open more locations before Election Day. Elections officials are taking extra precautions intended to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the polls.

These locations will open for early voting at 8 a.m. Monday.

  • Voter Registration and Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
  • The Gallery at South DeKalb mall, 2801 Candler Road
  • Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Weekday early voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Some locations will not offer Sunday voting and there will be no early voting on May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, these libraries will host early voting:

  • Reid H. Cofer Library in Tucker, 5234 LaVista Road
  • Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road

And you can vote at the following spots from June 1 to June 5, the last days of early voting.

  • Bessie Branham Recreation Center in Atlanta, 2051 Delano Drive
  • Berean Christian Church Community Center in Stone Mountain, 2440 Young Road
  • House of Hope Atlanta in the Decatur area, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway

A full list of DeKalb's early voting locations and times can also be found on the county's website. The primary contests include local, state and national races. You can check your voter registration status and find your assigned Election Day polling place on the state's My Voter Page website, though you can early vote at any polling location.

As a precaution against coronavirus, DeKalb plans to space out its voting booths and will only allow five voters inside at one time, elections director Erica Hamilton said. Voting equipment will be wiped down hourly, and poll workers will wear masks and have hand sanitizer, she said.

Voters are also encouraged to wear masks, but that is not mandatory.

Hamilton predicted early voting turnout may be lighter than normal, partly because every active voter was mailed an absentee ballot application form for the primary, part of the state's push to encourage residents to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

She said DeKalb has received about 112,000 absentee voting applications so far, which is a “substantial” increase from a normal primary.

Staff reporter Mark Neisse contributed to this report.

DeKalb advance voting locations