COVID-19 Resources

For Voters

In light of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, voting in person may not be an option for the June 9 primary. (NOTE: As of April 9, the primary was postponed from May 19 to June 9 by order of Governor Kemp.)

Apply NOW for Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Click the links below for step by step instructions:

Call the Voter Protection Hotline with any questions. There has never been a more important time to vote.

For Campaigns and Outreach

As per the DPG, we recommend that all candidate campaigns suspend in-person events and to switch as much as possible to virtual campaigns. Tools which are available for campaigns:

DPG Guidance

The Democratic Party of Georgia is committed to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of all Georgians. The Party has enacted emergency measures to combat the spread of COVID-19:

  • Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed until Tuesday, June 9th.
  • Democratic Party of Georgia Headquarters will be closed from March 13 onwards, with all staff working remotely, until further notice.
  • All DPG events scheduled are postponed until further notice. This includes fundraisers, community events, party meetings, and organizing events.
  • All organizing efforts, including direct voter contact, will shift from in-person work to virtual work, and we encourage campaigns to do the same.

Elections & Voter Protection

The Georgia Presidential Primary will be postponed to June 9 to join the regular primary and nonpartisan local elections. Every single vote already cast will be counted, and every voter that has not had the opportunity to cast a ballot will be able to do so on June 9. We encourage all voters to vote by mail for the foreseeable future, beginning with the June 2020 Primary.

The DPG’s voter protection program and hotline will continue to operate throughout this period – please continue to urge voters to call our hotline at 888-730-5816 with any questions or concerns before Election Day on June 9. 

Instructions on how to vote by mail:

Delegate Selection for 2020 National Convention

Previously, the Democratic Party of Georgia had Delegate Selection meetings scheduled for Saturday, April 11 — these events have been postponed. Georgia Democrats have now updated the Delegate Selection Plan in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee:

  1. Georgia is allocated 129 delegates, nine of whom will be alternates.
  2. 68 District-Level delegates will be elected via online voting within the delegates’ congressional district on April 25, 2020. There are no District-Level alternates.
  3. 14 Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs) will be elected via online voting by the 68 district level delegates on May 30, 2020.
  4. On June 13, 2020, 23 At-Large Delegates and nine alternates will be elected by the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia via online voting.

If you want to participate in this process, here’s how:

  • Before April 5, 2020: Candidates for election as District-level Delegates (for CD-04, CD-05 and CD-06) to the Democratic National Convention must submit this completed and scanned form as an email attachment to [email protected], or sent by postal mail to
    • The Democratic Party of Georgia
    • DNC Delegate Selection 2020
    • PO Box 89202
    • Atlanta, GA 30312
  • Mon, April 13 – Fri, April 17: If you’re a Democrat, pledging your support to a presidential candidate and legally residing in the congressional district in which you’re voting, you can register online as a Delegate Elector through a Google Form OR by calling designated phone numbers. DPG makes registration form available by CD Chair/County Chair promotion, by emailing link to State Committee, and by allowing Delegate candidates to distribute link. Form will be available on the DPG website and emailed (along with phone numbers for call-in registration) to above stakeholders on April 13. Registration closes at midnight on the night of April 17. CD CHAIRS AND THEIR VOLUNTEERS will be responsible for using VoteBuilder to credential electors for voting.
  • Sat, April 25: 9am – 5pm voting period. At 9am, DPG emails ballots (Google form) to credentialled Electors from the April 6-17 registration period. Electors may submit their Google form OR call designated numbers to vote. Forms/calls must be submitted by 5pm. NOTE: There will be no provisions for speechmaking by District-Level Delegate candidates; candidates must campaign in advance with potential voters. List of qualified voters will be made available to qualified District-Level Delegate candidates.
  • Wed, May 20, 2020: Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) candidate DEADLINE for filing the statement of candidacy and pledge of support forms with State Party
  • Sat, May 30: voting period. At 9am, DPG emails ballots (Google form) to 68 District-Level Delegates. Delegates may submit their Google form OR call designated numbers to vote. A Zoom/Maestro Conference will be set up for PLEO candidates to make speeches to District-Level Delegates. Forms/calls must be submitted by 5pm.
  • Mon, June 1: At-Large and At-Large: Alternate candidate DEADLINE for filing the statement of candidacy and pledge of support forms with State Party
  • Tue, June 9: Primary Day
  • Sat, June 13: voting period. At 9am, DPG emails ballots (Google form) to all State Committee Members. SCMs may submit their Google form OR call designated numbers to vote. A Zoom/Maestro Conference will be set up for At-Large candidates to make speeches to SCMs. Forms/calls must be submitted by 5pm.
  • Sat, June 20: Conference call / Zoom Conference / Maestro conference with all 129 Delegates participating.
  • Mon August 17 – Thu August 20, 2020: Democratic National Convention (tentative)

For more information on the new plan, please contact Justin Pitts by email: [email protected].

Protect Yourself

In the meantime, we encourage you to take steps to protect yourself and others: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. 
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. 
  • Check in with vulnerable people in your community who might need help during this crisis. 
  • Where possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home if you are sick. 
  • Call your doctor before visiting and follow their protocols. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 

The DPG will continue to monitor the guidance of public health officials closely, and we will be in touch with further updates as this issue continues. Thank you for your help as we face this crisis together, and please stay safe. 

Community Support

Since we want to make sure our community stays safe, we’re sharing some resources that we think may help you through this new and challenging time in our history.

For updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus), please refer to:

If you think you may have a case of coronavirus, please call the Georgia COVID-19 hotline. Do not show up unannounced to a hospital or health care facility: (844) 442-2681.

Resources for those affected by economic changes:

Related news:

Ways you can help:

For more information:

See Who Qualified for Office in DeKalb

See Who Qualified for Office in DeKalb

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)

Tax Commissioner

  • 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.

DeKalb County Democratic Committee’s 2020 Qualifying for Candidates Starts March 2

DeKalb County Democratic Committee’s 2020 Qualifying for Candidates Starts March 2

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.

Be A Poll Watcher!

Our primary season is rapidly approaching. In addition to picking our presidential nominee, most of us will be using our new voting machines for the first time. There is a lot to learn about how the public interacts with these machines. We need to have boots on the ground across Georgia and across DeKalb taking notes and sharing issues that crop up with the party. Volunteer to be a poll watcher! The Democratic Party of Georgia is accepting volunteers for a number of critical roles right now. Sign up here!

DeKalb Dems Chair

DeKalb Dems reluctantly accepted the resignation of our chair, Jennifer Young, at our November monthly meeting. Jennifer was a fierce advocate of GOTV efforts and was instrumental in making DeKalb Dems more visible in DeKalb County. We wish Jennifer the best, and we will continue to execute on her vision.

State Committee Election Results

Tonight, we held elections for the State Committee. Congratulations to everyone who will be representing DeKalb County!

CD 1 Larry Lowe and Karen Mixon
CD 2 Andrew Heaton andAnn Abramowitz 
CD 3 Karli Swift and Tommy Travis
CD 4 Jennifer Young and Kenneth Royal
CD 5 Billy Mitchell and Dorothy Wiley
CD 6 Aliya Bahtia, Don Richards, and Amy Swygert
CD 7 Erin Parks, George Chidi, and Josephine Handy-Sewell