Atlanta-DeKalb voters urged to arrive at precincts by 7 p.m. on Election Day

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA—DeKalb County residents who reside within the boundaries of the City of Atlanta are urged to cast their ballots on Election Day, Nov. 2, by 7 p.m. to avoid having to vote by a provisional ballot. The polling precincts in DeKalb will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

While precincts within Atlanta-DeKalb officially close at 8 p.m., these 13 polling locations would require voters who arrive to the polling locations after 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 to cast a provisional ballot, as opposed to voting on a touchscreen ballot machine.

“We are reminding voters that most DeKalb County precincts close at 7 p.m., except for those in the City of Atlanta. However, the Atlanta precincts that stay open until 8 p.m. will only offer provisional ballots after 7 p.m. and for the Atlanta municipal races only,” said DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Interim Director Twyla Hart. “We urge all impacted voters to make a plan to arrive at our polling locations before the designated closing time.”

Because DeKalb County does not meet the population requirement to have expanded voting hours to 8 p.m., City of Atlanta-DeKalb County voters are only able to vote for the City of Atlanta races after 7 p.m. via provisional ballot.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Additional drop box locations are available throughout the advance voting period which concludes on Oct. 29. Visit for additional details.

The following are the Atlanta-DeKalb Precinct Names/Polling Places:

  • BB/Boulevard: Israel Baptist Church, 2071 Hosea L. Williams Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • BC/Briar Vista Elem: Briar Vista Elementary School, 1131 Briar Vista Terrace NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (two polling locations)
  • JA/Johnson Estates: Briar Vista Elementary School, 1131 Briar Vista Terrance NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (two polling locations)
  • BR/Burgess Elem:  Hugh Otis Burgess Elem. School, 480 Clifton Street, SE Atlanta, GA 30316
  • CX/Candler Park: Neighborhood Church, 1561 McLendon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (two polling locations)
  • LE/Lin-Mary Lin: Neighborhood Church, 1561 McLendon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (two polling locations)
  • CN/Coan Recreation: Coan Park Recreation Center, 1530 Woodbine Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • DH/Druid Hills High: Druid Hills High School, 1798 Haygood Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
  • EA/East Lake: St. Philip AME Church, 240 Candler Road SE, Gymnasium B, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • ER/Emory Road: Emory Presbyterian Church, 1886 North Decatur Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30317
  • EG/Emory South: Atlanta Metropolitan Church, 999 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30306
  • MT/Metropolitan: First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • SE/Silver Lake: Ashford Park Elem., 2968 Cravenridge Drive NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319

DeKalb County Advance Voting & Drop Box Locations (denoted in blue):

  • Bessie Branham Recreation Center (Drop Box Location)

2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

  • Lynwood Recreation Center (Drop Box Location)                                      

3360 Osborne Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319                     

  • Berean Christian Church – Family Life Center

2197 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088 

  • Voter Registration & Elections Office (Drop Box Location)

4380 Memorial Drive Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032

  • Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library (Drop Box Location)

5234 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084 

  • Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest, GA 30038 

  • County Line-Ellenwood Library (Drop Box Location)

4331 River Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294 

  • Dunwoody Library (Drop Box Location)

5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 

General Voting Information:

  • Advance voting for the Nov. 2 election will take place Oct. 12 through Oct. 29, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday advance voting days are Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday advance voting days are Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, noon until 5 p.m.
  • Drop boxes are under 24/7 surveillance inside designated advance voting locations and are only available during advance voting hours.
  • Election Day is Nov. 2. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Still have questions? Need to check your Election Day polling location? Visit or call 404-298-4020.




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