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Decatur's March 19 Election: What You Need to Know

Here's a list of polling places, where to cast early ballots and other information for the Decatur City Commission special election.

Greg Coleson and Scott Drake are running for the District 1, Post B seat formerly held by Bill Floyd, who stepped down after holding the post more than two decades.

The special election is Tuesday, March 19. No matter who you vote for, here's some information you'll need to know, courtesy of City Clerk Janet Kindelberger and the City of Decatur webpage.

Who can vote?

Only registered voters in District 1, which lies mostly, but not completely, to the north of College Avenue.

What are the polling places?

  • Clairemont East: First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave.
  • Ponce de Leon: First Christian Church of Decatur, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
  • Glenwood: Holy Trinity Parish, 515 East Ponce de Leon Ave.
  • Clairemont West: The Church at Decatur Heights, 735 Sycamore Drive.

What are the voting hours?

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Who will put on the election for Decatur?

The City of Decatur has an agreement with DeKalb County to conduct the special election.

What's the location for early voting?

Advanced/absentee voting is available at the DeKalb Elections Board at 4380 Memorial Drive.

How much will the election cost the city?

About $7,000.

Ann Berg March 12, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Isn't Clairemont West supposed to vote at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah?
Ralph Ellis March 12, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Ann, that precinct changed in the last election to the Church at Decatur Heights. http://patch.com/A-zqhQ
Ann Berg March 12, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Thanks Ralph! The City of Decatur website has not been updated. I will let them know about the change.
Bill Woolf March 12, 2013 at 04:18 PM
While we're on the subject, what logic is there to having Clairemont West be east of Clairemont East? There's probably a good story in there somewhere, and I'd love to hear it.

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