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:
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 Chair@DeKalbDems.com if you have any questions.
Please follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest news on how to help with voter issues. It is going to have to have the most up to date information.
Brian Kemp’s Voting System Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 9:00 A.M until noon at Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd in Marietta, GA. We need to show up in numbers! Please try to attend.
DeKalb County Democratic Party Turning Georgia Blue
Looking For Neighborhood Organizers
We are actively seeking neighborhood captains for all DeKalb County area precincts.
Come be a part of the team!
Attend an Information Meeting on Precinct organizing Thursday, August 3, 2017 7:00-9:00 at the Manual Maloof Building in downtown Decatur.
Please join the DPG next Thursday, July 20 at 7pm to learn more about their #ResistanceSummer organizing program.
Join us by dialing 712-457-0200 Pin 6775.
It is a program centered around capacity building at the local level, that will enable each of your committees to:
Activate your existing volunteer base
Recruit new members
Engage new members
Reach out to low-turnout voters
The DPG is officially launching the program this week along with a digital ‘Commit to Vote’ card. The digital CTV cards will allow you to collect voter data like emails, cell phones, address, etc while also allowing you to recruit volunteers.
In order to take part in this organizing effort we ask that committees follow these simple steps.
Collect Commit to votes (Digitally or using actual cards)
Host volunteer phone-banks centered around calling low-turnout Democrats
Follow-up with card signers to recruit them for volunteer activities/opportunities
Follow-up with volunteers recruited over the phone to invite them for volunteer activities/opportunities
If we follow this approach over the next few months we will have used valuable time establishing trust and engaging base voters who are our most valuable resource. For the past few years Georgia has consistently lost statewide elections with a vote deficit of 190,000 – 200,000 votes in state with a population of over 10,000,000 people.
Through doing our part and engaging with voters early on we are certain to increase the amount of voters who show-up during our November municipal elections and our Gubernatorial election next year.