DeKalb Election Central
Kwanza Hall and Sonya Halpern were victorious in the all-Democrat Dec. 1 special runoff elections for the District 5 U.S. House of Representatives and District 39 Georgia Senate seats, respectively, and Gerald Evans won that day’s nonpartisan runoff for the District 1 Doraville City Council seat.
Early voting for the Dec. 1 special runoff election for the District 5 U.S. House of Representatives seat previously held by John Lewis has begun.
ATLANTA — Georgia's too-close-to-call presidential contest devolved into a fight Monday among Republicans as the state's top election official rejected calls from its two U.S. senators that he resign for challenging President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Monday morning, Gabriel Sterling, a lifelong Republican who manages Georgia's voting system, took to a lectern at ...
Republican Garry Guan is challenging incumbent Democrat Sally Harrell for the District 40 Georgia Senate seat in the Nov. 3 general election.
Republican Alan Cole is challenging incumbent Democrat Matthew Wilson for the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives seat in the Nov. 3 general election.
DeKalb County voters will have five races to decide on in the Aug. 11 primary runoff election after candidates in those campaigns did not win outright in the June 9 primary election.
With the secretary of state’s website posting the complete results of the June 9 primary election June 23, any races that were undecided on Election Night have been finalized, with some heading to runoffs Aug. 11.
Atlanta residents’ faith in the city’s 1% MOST (municipal option sales tax) for its water/sewer system remains high.
With 87.74% of the state’s precincts reporting, Georgians had said “yes” to all but one statewide referenda question — the Republican ballot’s question No. 2 — in the June 9 primary election.
Incumbent John Lewis is facing Barrington Martin II for the District 5 U.S. House of Representatives seat in the June 9 Democratic primary election, with the winner facing Republican Angela Stanton-King in November. The district includes parts of DeKalb and Fulton counties.
Beth Beskin is challenging incumbent Georgia Supreme Court Justice Charlie Bethel in the June 9 nonpartisan primary election.
The city of Doraville officially welcomed their new mayor and three recently elected council members during a swearing in ceremony on January 6.
After the December 3 runoff elections, two new mayors have been elected in DeKalb and south Fulton Counties.
The cities of Dunwoody and Lithonia have elected new mayors while Doraville will face a runoff election to decide who will be the city’s next mayor.
In a surprise move, one of the Brookhaven City Council’s veteran members is not seeking reelection this fall.
Halfway into the city of Brookhaven’s three-day qualifying period for this year’s mayoral and city council elections, two of the three incumbents up for reelection have already filed their paperwork to run again.
U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, conceded in her race for re-election Thursday, clearing the path for Democrat Lucy McBath to take office in January.
At a rally in Decatur this afternoon, Oprah Winfrey echoed her statements given to a crowd of 600 in Cobb County this morning: “I don’t want any party, and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decision I get to make for myself,” she said. “Nobody paid for me to come he…
Oprah Winfrey will be in Cobb and DeKalb Counties Thursday campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Republican incumbent Meagan Hanson and Democratic challenger Matthew Wilson are vying for the District 80 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 general election. Both are Brookhaven residents, the district includes Brookhaven and parts of Chamblee and Sandy Springs and b…
The Community Assistance Center, a Sandy Springs-based nonprofit that serves the poor in that city and in Dunwoody, is offering residents a chance to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
About 103,669 ballots were cast during the May 22 primary elections in DeKalb. That makes up about 22 percent of the registered 471,302 voters in the county.
Primary election results, deciding which Democrat will face U.S. District 6 Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, are sending two candidates to the July 24 runoff.
U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, may have her eyes on May 22’s election night coverage to learn who she may face come November.
One day before the deadline to challenge in court the results of the Dec. 5 Atlanta mayoral nonpartisan general runoff election, Mary Norwood has conceded defeat against Keisha Lance Bottoms.
A Dec. 14 recount in the Dec. 5 nonpartisan Atlanta mayoral general runoff election produced nearly the same result as the certified totals did, with Keisha Lance Bottoms nipping Mary Norwood by 821 votes, 12 less than the margin following the certification.
DeKalb residents voted to approve a one cent special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) and a special homestead exemption while keeping two incumbents as city mayors during the Nov. 7 local elections.
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond, members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, and mayors from the 12 cities located within DeKalb County announced early voting had begun on three referendums in advance of general Election Day on Nov. 7.
In the Nov. 7 nonpartisan election for the District 4 Brookhaven City Council seat, Dale Boone, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Brookhaven in 2015, is facing incumbent Joe Gebbia, who has been on the council for all five years the city has been in existence.
Six Georgia voters and a nonprofit filed a lawsuit July 3 alleging that numerous failures of the voting system caused an indeterminable outcome in the June 20 Special Election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
MARIETTA — Despite polls and pundits dubbing it a tight race in the days prior, Republican Karen Handel did more than squeak out a win against Democrat Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s runoff election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Turnout in the June 20 special runoff election for the District 6 U.S. House of Representatives seat started slow in DeKalb — with a few early hiccups leading into an afternoon of storms.
With early voting in the race for the District 6 U.S. House of Representatives seat starting May 30, three local politicians have endorsed and/or stumped for Democrat Jon Ossoff in his battle against Republican Karen Handel. The two are facing off in a June 20 special runoff election for the…
The Jewish War Veterans Atlanta Post 112 May 21 held at Berman Commons in Dunwoody its first political event involving the two candidates for the District 6 U.S. House of Representatives seat special runoff election June 20. Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff each spoke, with Ha…
While the race for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District will have to wait until a run-off in June, the remaining members of the new city of Stonecrest’s city council are now all in place.
The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections has approved a satellite advance voting location for the Congressional District 6 special election at the Dunwoody Library Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Dunwoody Library is located at 5339 Chamblee Dunwood…
On the eve of the new city of Stonecrest’s first elections, one mayoral candidate is busy clearing his name after residents received a controversial mailer over the weekend.
Healthcare, education, immigration and the middle class remain the hot topics in the race to replace District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., R-Roswell.
Three more candidates qualified Feb. 15 during the final day of qualifying for the special election to fill the seat vacated by District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., R-Roswell, who last week was confirmed as the new secretary of health and human services. That brings the total number of cand…
Eight candidates qualified Feb. 13 during the first day of qualifying for the special election to fill the seat vacated by District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., R-Roswell, who last week was confirmed as the new secretary of health and human services.
Twenty candidates have qualified to fill the first mayor and city council seats for the new city of Stonecrest.
Based on the numbers, DeKalb County will most likely not be mandated in the immediate future to provide bilingual ballots to non-English speaking voters in the same way nearby Gwinnett County has been.
Update 1:45 p.m.: While many voters reported waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to vote early this morning, by lunch time it appeared that polling place in DeKalb County have slowed down.
A Closer Look: Suburban Heroin Addiction
Atlanta drug dealer Antonio DaShawn Daniels has been indicted on federal charges related to possession with the intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Georgia state patrol officers found heroin in the battery of a man’s car after stopping him for driving with tinted windows, according to a warrant.
A medley of illegal drugs were found, along with two guns, inside the bedroom of a Mableton man, according to Cobb sheriff’s deputies, who arrested and jailed the suspected drug dealer.
Acworth police busted an illegal drug dealing operation when they pulled over a Maserati on Cherokee Street, finding the driver in possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills, officers claim.
A Kennesaw man was arrested after being caught on camera breaking into and robbing a Subway restaurant while the business was closed and locked, Cobb police claim.
In 2017, 118 Cobb residents died of opioid overdoses, the highest of any county in Georgia, according to the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department. The same year, there were over 600 Cobb residents who suffered opioid-involved hospitalizations and ER visits, the second-highest rate in …
An inmate at the Cobb County jail returned from work detail with heroin hidden inside a pen, according to an arrest warrant.
An Atlanta man was caught with around $80,000 worth of cocaine and two guns in his car after dealing heroin to a police officer through a third party at a Cobb County Walmart, arrest warrants allege.
More than $12,000 in cash and a large array of illegal and prescription-only drugs were found alongside a handgun and common drug dealing equipment in a northeast Cobb house, police say.
A Douglasville man, arrested in Powder Springs on charges of possessing methamphetamine, was also found to have heroin in his shoe and a syringe inserted inside his body during a subsequent search at the Cobb County jail, police say.
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