People wait in a line to vote in 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Photo: Steve Schaefer
Photo: Steve Schaefer

How DeKalb residents can learn about voting rights, getting involved

A DeKalb County commissioner is collaborating with state legislators for a series of town halls this week focused on voting rights.

The meetings on Tuesday and Thursday, hosted by District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will include a presentation from DeKalb NAACP President Teresa Hardy, who will speak about the importance of voting, voter registration efforts and how to get involved in the election process.

“Our right to vote is very precious and it is imperative that we ensure that all citizens are aware of the election process and how they can become involved right here in their local county,” Davis Johnson said in a statement. The town hall series is titled “Protecting Our Right to Vote.”


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Here are the details on this week’s town halls:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Stonecrest Library, located at 3123 Klondike Road in Stonecrest. State Rep. Vernon Jones will provide a legislative update.
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Lou Walker Senior Center, located at 2538 Panola Road in Stonecrest. State Rep. Doreen Carter will speak about the latest updates from the General Assembly.

DeKalb County’s census committee will also make a presentation at both town halls about the 2020 Census and the county’s plan to increase the count in hard-to-count communities.

For more information, contact Davis Johnson’s office at 404-371-2159 or visit the commissioner’s website.

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