DeKalb announces early voting dates for 5th Congressional District Special Election Runoff

November 8, 20203min1370
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DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) has announced early voting has begun for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District special election runoff between Kwanza Hall and Robert Franklin. The winner will fill the remainder of the late Congressman John Lewis’ term for one month through Jan. 3, 2021.

Voters elected Democrat Nikema Williams on Nov. 3 to fill the full two-year term that Congressman Lewis, who died on July 17 at the age of 80, had held since 1987. Lewis had announced in late 2019 that he was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Williams defeated Republican Angela Stanton-King in a landslide victory to become the first female to represent the Fifth Congressional District.

Early voting for the special election runoff began Nov. 9 and concludes Nov. 25 and is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., with Saturday voting on Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DeKalb voters residing in the 5th Congressional District can cast their ballots in person, by mail or by drop boxes in and around the district during the designated early voting period. The runoff election is Dec. 1.

The only designated early voting location for the special election is the DeKalb VRE office located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur.

“We understand that this special election may cause some confusion for voters who may have recently cast ballots just days ago,” said DeKalb County VRE Director Erica Hamilton. “This special election is only for voters residing in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and will ultimately decide the immediate person to serve the remainder of the late Congressman John Lewis’ term.”

Drop boxes for absentee ballots for the special election runoff are now active and will remain open until Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. To request an absentee ballot for the 5th Congressional District Special Election Runoff, visit www.DeKalbVotes.com.

The following drop boxes are available for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District (DeKalb County residents only):

BROOKHAVEN CITY HALL

4362 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE

BROOKHAVEN 30319

COUNTY LINE-ELLENWOOD LIBRARY

4331 RIVER ROAD

ELLENWOOD 30294 

STERLING AT CANDLER VILLAGE

2536 MELLVILLE AVENUE

DECATUR 30032

VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS 

4380 MEMORIAL DRIVE

DECATUR 30032

DECATUR CITY HALL

509 N. MCDONOUGH STREET

DECATUR 30031

GRESHAM LIBRARY

2418 GRESHAM ROAD

ATLANTA 30316

DEKALB COUNTY FIRE STATION # 6

2342 FLAT SHOALS ROAD

ATLANTA, GA 30032 

DEKALB COUNTY FIRE STATION # 10

1686 CONSTITUTION ROAD

ATLANTA, GA 30316

KIRKWOOD LIBRARY

11 KIRKWOOD ROAD NE

ATLANTA, GA 30317

For more information, visit www.DeKalbVotes.com.

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