5 things to watch this Election Day in Atlanta

1. Voter turnout – Predictions call for historically low turnout. If that’s the case, it would seem to favor candidates who’ve not polled in the top two spots. The city could be in for a surprise.

2. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s role – How much of an impact did Reed’s endorsement of Keisha Lance Bottoms have on the race? Did it help or hurt, the lone African American woman running for mayor?

3. Super voters – A low turnout means that the most committed voters will swing the election. An AJC analysis of city voting history shows that roughly 12 percent of Atlanta’s 250,000 registered voters cast ballots in at least five elections since 2013. Are these Super Voters gravitating toward any one candidate?

4. Women and the ballot – Women make up more than 58 percent of registered voters in Atlanta. And black women make up 33 percent of Super Voters in the city. Which candidate’s message resonated with women the most?

5. Voter trust – This election occurs against the backdrop of a federal investigation into a bribery scandal at city hall. Former Mayor Shirley Franklin predicts victory for the candidate whom voters believe they can trust. Who accomplished that feat?

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