Category: Elections

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 12, 2021

ATLANTA – The Council for Quality Growth (CQG), the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR), and the Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), in collaboration with Clark Atlanta University (CAU), will host the 2021 Atlanta Mayoral Forum on Sept. 14, at CAU’s Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the forum will […]

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 8, 2021

    DEKALB COUNTY, GA–Embattled DeKalb County Elections Director Erica Hamilton will be on extended leave of absence effective Sept. 9 and new leadership will take the helm to oversee the upcoming Nov. 2 General Elections, officials said in a statement today (Sept. 8). The announcement of Hamilton’s leave comes as the county prepares for […]

On Common Ground NewsSeptember 8, 2021

Advance Voting Oct. 12-29, General Election Nov. 2   DECATUR GA—DeKalb’s Board of Registration and Elections recently approved changes to four polling locations ahead of the Nov. 2 General Election. Due to various issues including ongoing construction at previous polling locations, some voters in Chamblee, Doraville and Stonecrest may be assigned a new polling location […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 24, 2021

    STONECREST–Kelvin Kight says when he qualified to run for the District 1 City Council seat on last Friday, he left City Hall filled with excitement. He thought everything was in order. Now, Kight is struggling to understand why city officials notified him today (Aug. 24) that he is ineligible to run for office […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 19, 2021

          STONECREST— Tara Graves qualified today(Aug. 19) to run against Councilman Jimmy Clanton, who is seeking re-election for the District 1 seat. Graves was the only candidate who qualified today, bringing the total to eight who are running for council seats. Graves’ entrance means that all three incumbents who are running […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 18, 2021

          STONECREST—The election is heating up in the city of Stonecrest with two incumbents now facing challengers. Councilwoman Tammy Grimes qualified today to run for re-election for a full four-year term to represent Distrist 5. Grimes now faces two challengers: Ryan Gallagher, who also qualified today, and Dr. Barbara Hall, who […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 17, 2021

  STONECREST—District 3 Councilwoman Jazzmin Cobble is facing two challengers so far in the upcoming General Election scheduled Nov. 2, 2021.  District 5 Councilwoman Tammy Grimes, who has not yet qualified but has announced she plans to run, is facing one challenger now. There are three seats on the City Council that are up for […]

On Common Ground NewsAugust 15, 2021

          DECATUR, GA—DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) is reminding voters that absentee ballots can be requested beginning Monday, Aug. 16, for the November General Election. To request an absentee ballot, DeKalb voters must complete an absentee ballot application, which is available online at under the Absentee Information tab. Since […]

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