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 [email protected] (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:
After consulting with respective leadership teams, the Chairs of both the DeKalb County Democratic Committee (DCDC), John Jackson, and the Rockdale County Democratic Committee (RCDC), Cheryl Miles Board are denouncing the State Representative from District 91 for his recent endorsement of President Trump for re-election. The House District 91 Rep has identified himself as a Democrat and was elected to his current position as a Democrat. It is the expectation that members of the party follow Bylaws and not undermine Democrats by endorsing the opposition.
Chair Jackson made the following statement: “No endorsement or pandemic will slow us down from defeating the occupant of the White House and all elected officials who stands with him.”
As promised, Georgia Senator candidate has answered your questions we couldn’t cover during the meeting. Here are Ossoff’s answers
The Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of DeKalb County is pleased to announce the candidates who have qualified with the Executive Committee for the General Primary to be held on May 19, 2020:
Chief Executive Officer
- Michael “Mike” Thurmond (Incumbent)
Board of Commissioners, District 1
- Breeanna Bellinger
- Benedict “Ben” Truman II
- MD Naser
- Cynthia Yaxon
- Robert Patrick
Board of Commissioners, District 4
- Steve Bradshaw (Incumbent)
Board of Commissioners, District 5
- Mereda Davis Johnson (Incumbent)
Board of Commissioners, District 6 – Super
- Maryam Ahmad
- Edward “Ted” Terry
- Emily Halevy
- Chief Magistrate Judge
- Berryl A. Anderson (Incumbent)
Clerk of Superior Court
- Debra DeBerry (Incumbent)
- Irvin J. Johnson (Incumbent)
- Roslyn Allison McCaskill
- Donna Coleman-Stribling (Incumbent)
- Melody Maddox (Incumbent)
- Antonio “Block” Johnson
- Geraldine A. Champion
- Kyle Keith Jones
- Adam Gardner
- Carl Mobley
- Theodore “Ted” Golden
- Ruth “The Truth” Stringer
Note that there is a special election for Sheriff on March 24. Find out who qualified for state legislature here.
Interested in running for office? The DeKalb County Democratic Committee will be qualifying candidates to run for county offices, beginning March 2, 9:00 am and ending March 6 noon at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. (Room to be determined.) A notary will be available on site.
Candidate Qualifying Information may be found here and here.
And 2020 Qualifying Fees
may be found here.
Please contact DeKalb County Democratic Committee Chair John Jackson [email protected] if you have any questions.