State Representative Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), chair of the DeKalb County House Delegation, along with DeKalb County Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson and DeKalb County Clerk of the Superior Court Debra DeBerry, today announced the application process for the DeKalb County Board of Ethics.
“The DeKalb Ethics Appointing Committee is in support of a transparent, uniform and coordinated process,” said Rep. Drenner. “This application process will allow us to identify DeKalb residents who represent and serve their community in a unique way. I look forward to working with our robust appointing committee as we put together a dynamic group of citizens who represent the heart of DeKalb County.”
All applicants must be residents of DeKalb County. Attention will be paid to racial, geographic, gender and professional diversity among the candidates so that the composition of the board will reflect the diversity of DeKalb County and the expertise of board members. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 12 p.m. Interviews with finalists will be conducted December 9 – 16, 2020. The board members and alternates will be announced on December 18, 2020.
The DeKalb Ethics Referendum recently passed by an 87 percent margin during the general election on November 3. By law, all appointments to the DeKalb County Board of Ethics must be finalized no later than December 31, 2020, with board members taking office on January 1, 2021. The most notable change to the appointment process is how the seven board members and two alternates will be appointed. The following four DeKalb County appointing authorities are responsible for making the appointments to the board: the House and Senate legislative delegations, tax commissioner and clerk of the superior court.
For more information on duties, requirements and questions for applicants, please click here.
To submit an application to be considered for the board, please click here.
DeKalb County Democratic Committee will hold the election of odd-number Post Seat Holders on Thursday, November 19, starting at 7 PM. On Thursday, December 3, the election of officers and State Committee Member for an open seat will be held. More info will follow soon. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help voters over the next few days to cure their absentee and provisional ballots—so that EVERY VOTE IS COUNTED!!! We have a first rate Voter Proteciton program through the DPG, Volunteer to be on this cure team—phone banking and on the ground assistance.
The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections has approved the following polling place changes for the November 3, 2020 General Election and any following Runoff elections. These changes are necessary because the regular polling locations for these precincts are not available or are no longer able to accommodate indoor social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A complete list of polling locations for both Advanced Voting and Election Day voting can be found online at DeKalbVotes.com. Please be sure to double-check your precinct location by logging into mvp.sos.ga.gov. Continue to scroll for polling locations that have reverted back to their original location after the primary.
NEW POLLING LOCATION BEGINNING NOV. 3RD
ASHFORD PARKSIDE (BHAVN)
Montgomery Elementary School: 3995 Ashford Dunwoody Road • Atlanta 30319
Ashford Parkside Senior Residence: 3522 Blair Circle, NE • Atlanta 30319
Obama Elementary School: 3132 Clifton Church Road, SE • Atlanta 30316
Church of Christ at Bouldercrest: 2727 Bouldercrest Road, SE • Atlanta 30316
CLAIREMONT EAST (DEC)
Decatur Recreation Department: 231 Sycamore Street • Decatur 30030
First Baptist Church of Decatur: 308 Clairemont Avenue • Decatur 30030
We know, now more than ever, the political power that lies dormant within Black men. This why we, DeKalb Democrats and the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of Georgia, are doing everything we can to activate Black men into action this election cycle. This Monday, we will have a conversation with panelist Reverend Raphael Warnock (candidate for Senate), Daniel Blackman (candidate for Public Service Commissioner), Councilman Khalid (candidate for mayor of South Fulton), and Mondale Robinson (founder of the Black Male Voter Project) Monday, 8 pm via Facebook Live and Zoom. The forum will discuss a wide range of topics from public health (COVID-19) and safety, voting rights and generational wealth building in addition to how the Democratic platform will work on the behalf of Black men. Read for more.