It’s crucial to replace Sam Tillman on DeKalb Board of Elections

Applications period opens for DeKalb’s at-large Elections post At right:  Ad in April 8, 2021 edition of The Champion. In 2019, a similar legal ad was the only mention of the appointment process–a big reason why Sam Tillman is still a member. Hat tip to Eli Spencer Heyman for spotting this obscure notice. (He finds lots of stuff. Follow him on Twitter @elium2.) Scroll to bottom of post to read full text of the legal ad and share this information with people you think could improve operations of this crucial organization. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Sam Tillman has been on the DeKalb Board of Elections for more than a quarter-century, and the longtime chairman’s current appointment expires at the end of June.…

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Early voting: Stonecrest, South DeKalb have more locations, hours than ever

Editor’s note This post was written for the Nov. 3 election. To read about early voting in DeKalb County, GA for the January 5, 2021 runoffs, click here.  Above: It’s way bigger than Stonecrest Library. The former Sam’s Club on Turner Hill Drive in Stonecrest is open for early voting 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays as well as two Saturdays and Sundays. House of Hope, South DeKalb Mall, and Ellenwood-County Line Library are also available in South DeKalb. Scroll down for full list. By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Early voting in Georgia starts Monday, Oct. 12 and continues through Oct. 30. There will be twelve advance voting sites in DeKalb County, up from eight in this year’s primary elections. Not only has…

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Early voting is upon us: useful info for DeKalb County voters

Editor’s note This post was written for the Nov. 3 election. To read about early voting in DeKalb County, GA for the January 5, 2021 runoffs, click here.  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Early voting in Georgia starts Monday, Oct. 12 and continues through Oct. 30. There will be twelve advance voting sites in DeKalb County, up from eight in this year’s primary elections. Not only has DeKalb County added capacity, most notably south of Interstate 20, but hours have been extended significantly from previous elections. All twelve locations are open for the entire three weeks of early voting and offer voting on two Saturdays and two Sundays. Another significant change: Weekday voting hours will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the…

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Early Voting UPDATE: DeKalb drops two advance voting sites, more than a dozen precinct polling stations will be closed June 9

Latest Update  DeKalb scrambles to move 19 polling places in response to Covid-19 pandemic Revised Early Voting Sites and Hours By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Several normal poll locations will be unavailable for the primary, and the situation remains in flux due to the Covid-19 pandemic because the buildings are closed. At Thursday’s DeKalb Board of Elections virtual meeting, Elections Director Erica Hamilton informed board members that 14 precinct poll locations will be unavailable for voting on June 9. More closures are possible. There will be a special called meeting on Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss further possible changes and preparations. Click here for details on how to observe and make public comments. In addition, advance voting locations have been…

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Update: DeKalb drops two advance voting sites, more than a dozen precinct polling stations will be closed June 9

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Update May 15: Several normal poll locations will be unavailable for the primary, and the situation remains in flux due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At Thursday’s DeKalb Board of Elections virtual meeting, Elections Director Erica Hamilton informed board members that 14 precinct poll locations will be unavailable for voting on June 9. More closures are possible. There will be a special called meeting on Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss further possible changes and preparations. Click here for details on how to observe and make public comments. In addition, advance voting locations have been scaled back. First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Briarwood Recreation Center in Brookhaven have been removed as early voting sites. This…

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DeKalb: Early Voting set in runoffs for Doraville Mayor, Stonecrest City Council

The DeKalb Board of Elections has set early voting for the Dec. 3 Doraville and Stonecrest runoffs. Early voting will be held at the DeKalb Board of Elections office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA  30032 and at Stonecrest Library, 2123 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038 Early voting hours  Thursday, Nov. 21: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. – Friday, Nov. 27: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No weekend early voting In Doraville, former council member Joseph Geierman came in first on Nov. 5, with more than 39% of the vote. He’ll face incumbent Mayor Donna Pittman, who received about 28%. In Stonecrest, Tammy Grimes, with 45% of the vote, will face Dave…

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