2018 Georgia Primaries: DeKalb Early Voting Schedules

Download DeKalb Early Voting schedule for May 22 Georgia Primaries Yesterday, the DeKalb County Board of Elections set the early voting schedules for May 22 primaries. Three sites (above) will open for voting April 30 and will be open on Sunday, May 6 and on two Saturdays, May 5 and 12. Other sites (below) will be open the week of May 14 only. Tucker Rec is out as an EV site, but may come back for November’s general election.  Read coverage.      

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Sorry, Fran. There will be Sunday voting in DeKalb (but Tucker Rec is out)

UPDATE: Download the complete early voting schedule from the DeKalb Board of Elections website. Despite public protest over the proposed shuttering of Tucker Recreation Center as an early voting site, the DeKalb Board of Elections voted today to approve staff’s early voting plan, which included a break away from using the center. So, no advance early voting starting April 30 in Tucker, although Tucker Library will open for voting May 14-18. After discussion, the Board voted 4-0 to approve Director Erica Hamilton’s proposal, which remained unchanged from the staff plan put forward at last month’s meeting. There will be only three advance early voting polling locations opening April 30: Dunwoody Library and the Board’s Memorial Drive offices will keep 7 a.m.-7 p.m.…

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Pics of the day: Georgia Senate candidate and Resistance leader Sally Harrell

Judy and I hosted a “meet and greet” get-together to introduce Sally Harrell to some of our Northlake neighbors the other evening. It wasn’t a huge event, but it was fun, and our favorite political guy, Rep. Scott Holcomb showed up, too, which made it extra special. Sally is running against an entrenched GOP incumbent, Fran Millar, who’s never faced a serious challenge before. This time is different: Sally has a well-organized, energetic and growing team of volunteers. And Senate District Forty has been changing. It’s now considered Georgia’s most flippable Senate District, which includes much of North DeKalb, some of Sandy Springs in Fulton, and Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett.  Both Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff took the district’s precinct with around…

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DeKalb early vote plan cuts out Tucker Rec Center, Northlake Saturday voting

(Originally published March 9, 2018) By Jonathan Grant In today’s meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Elections discussed but did not vote on a staff Early Voting plan for the May 22 primary. The big news: Tucker Rec Center is out as an EV site, and two Saturdays and one Sunday of early voting are proposed. Tucker also comes up short for advanced early voting, since early voting at Tucker Library will be available during the last week of early voting, May 14-18. In addition, there would be no Saturday voting for Tucker. It also looks like the Stonecrest/Lithonia area is getting shortchanged on advanced early voting, with the nearest polls 10-15 miles away. . The Board will approve an early voting…

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2018 NCAA Tournament seedings by SAT scores

Brambleman.com is a website devoted to Georgia politics, history and other stuff. This is definitely other stuff. People always complain about the NCAA basketball tournament seeding. What if the NCAA men’s tournament teams had to submit their school’s average incoming freshman SAT scores (not just those of basketball players) to get their seeding? With some help from the College Board, I figured it out. My Bulldogs didn’t make it. Neither did their coach. Sad! I’ll root for 15th-seed Georgia State against No. 2 seed Cincinnati Friday. Go Panthers. Get lots of photos! . Sources: College Board: Old SAT (1600) to New SAT (1600). Also Common Data Sets. Some scores converted from ACT to SAT. Other than that, no methodology, just March Madness! Here’s our Finals Four, followed by…

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Pic of the day: Solar-powered Georgia PSC candidate John Noel at Cobb County’s Donuts for Democrats

Great day in Smyrna this weekend. My daughter Laurel Cantrell came out to take pictures, which were great, but she ended up in the best one! How about that. John Noel gave the featured speech to a big crowd–more than a dozen candidates for state and local office showed up to speak, mix, and mingle. But John … seriously, you’ve got to meet this guy! Here are some ways to keep up with John during the campaign: Check out this video: “Sticking it to the Man!” Read “John Noel is running with the sun” Visit John’s website On Twitter: @NoelforPSC Follow John on Facebook  

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