You are invited to participate in the most important election of our lifetimes.
DeKalb County is the engine that powers Georgia’s Blue Wave. Helping us by engaging your neighbors in DeKalb will help us win the White House, the Senate, State House, and make a better reality for community, state and nation.
Join us for our first-ever county convention, featuring candidates, elected officials, and all the ways you can help turn out the vote in DeKalb County–our county alone could make the difference in the entire election. It’s that important.
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We’ll see you on the 12th!
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There will be two state-wide ballot measures on the November 3 ballot. At our next general business meeting, Thursday, September 3, DeKalb County Democratic Committee’s voting members will vote to endorse these ballot measures. The endorsement will signal to voters in DeKalb County on how to vote. Below is a summary of the ballot measures that will be voted on:
In response to public outcry over the November 2018 mid-term election, DeKalb County Commissioners hired consultants to do a process review of the Elections Department. We now have the consultants’ report that addresses the problems that DeKalb voters face, and recommends solutions for avoiding the problems in the future. Implementing these recommendations before the general election is critical. However, the DeKalb County Elections Department has been slow to adjust and has pushed back on implementing the consultants’ recommendations.
The DeKalb County Board of Elections must immediately implement the following recommendations in time to meet the November 3rd election challenges:
DeKalb County Democratic Committee will be well represented at the 2020 Democratic Convention. Those who are active in the county committee or represent DeKalb as an elected official (both former or current) make up over 10% of the Georgia Delegation. In addition, our former County Chair, Barbara Campbell, was elected to serve on the Rules Committee for the Democratic Convention. Barbara Campbell, “I am so honored to represent my state and my denomination on this important committee. This committee as implied sets the rules for the convention. To have found favor with God and my fellow state committee members is heartwarming.” Here is a breakdown of the delegation based on DCDC membership, leadership and elected representation:
The DEADLINE to file your candidacy to run for Party Leader & Elected Official (PLEO) Delegate AND/OR At-Large Delegate is at 8pm this Thursday, May 28. Find the forms here.
Late submissions cannot be accepted, and there is no opportunity for write-in candidacy, as Intent Forms will be sent to presidential campaigns for review immediately upon the deadline.
Some frequently asked questions/useful information regarding process below:
You can now drop off your mail-in (absentee) ballots in drop boxes at the following locations:
- Exchange Park – 2771 Columbia Drive Decatur, GA 30034
- Brookhaven City Hall – 4362 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319
- Stonecrest City Hall – 3120 Stonecrest Blvd., Stonecrest, GA 30038
- 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032
- Stone Mountain City Hall – 875 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
- Dunwoody City Hall – 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Dunwoody GA 30038
When is the next election?
Due to the Public Health State of Emergency, Georgia’s Secretary of State has postponed both the Presidential Preference Primary, originally scheduled for March 24, and the General Election Primary, originally scheduled for May 19. Both primaries are now scheduled for June 9.
- In-person early voting will resume on May 18 and run until June 5. However, in-person voting locations will likely be limited due to COVID-19-related health concerns.
There will be 27 DeKalb polling location changes coming for the June 9 primary. We are still encouraging everyone to vote-by-mail. However, if you’re voting in-person, please check your My Voter Page or DeKalbVotes.com before heading to the polls. Keep in mind that these changes are still pending. Early voting has begun. Click here for more info on early voting. The pending changes below:
The Democratic Party of Georgia State Committee will convene remotely via video conference call on Saturday, June 27, at 12 noon. The main item of business will be electing Georgia’s DNC Members for the 2020-24 term. These DNC members will officially take office immediately following the closing gavel of the 2020 National Convention. Georgia is allotted 5 DNC members.
Elections and duties of DNC Members are governed by DPG Bylaws Section 2.6 and Section 8.
If you’re interested in running for one of Georgia’s 5 DNC member posts, you must file an Intent to Run statement with the State Party office no later than June 17 at 12 noon by emailing that statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. (BL8.1.4)
Non-State Committee Members may run by submitting their Intent to Run statement with the endorsement of no fewer than 30 State Committee Members and submit no later than June 17 at 12 noon. (BL8.1.4)
We are encouraging voters to vote by mail by visiting DeKalbVotes.com and requesting an absentee ballot. However, we want to make sure everyone is informed of all of their options. Note that there is no voting on Memorial Day (May 25). You must vote at your precinct on Tuesday, June 9, 7 am – 7 pm. Below is a breakdown of early vote locations and times: