What to know about voting in Georgia in the 2022 elections

What to know about voting in Georgia in the 2022 elections

How do I send an absentee ballot in Georgia? How long do I have to request one? What happened to drop boxes? How long is early voting? Are people really banned from passing out water in line? Your questions about voting this year, answered.
Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debate

Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debates: While Republican hopefuls sparred on election conspiracies, Democrats swapped voting policy pitches

Primary debates for both Republican and Democratic Secretary of State candidates were held Monday, and while the Democratic contenders politely proposed elections system fixes, even teeing one another up for the occasional political lay-up, the Republican candidates bullied incumbent candidate Brad Raffensperger, pushing unsubstantiated claims of 2020 election fraud.
Georgia 7th District Democratic Primary Debate

Colleagues and now rivals, Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux spar ahead of Georgia’s 7th District primary election 

6th District incumbent Lucy McBath's decision to run in the 7th District means she's competing with colleague and 7th District incumbent Carolyn Bourdeaux in the primary election. State Rep. Donna McLeod, also running in the Democratic primary, says the duo are "playing musical chairs” with the district.
Georgia 6th District Republican Primary Debate

Ahead of the primary election, a crowded field of Republicans in Georgia’s 6th District try to distinguish themselves

As in other Republican debates this season, candidates in Georgia's 6th District largely sidestepped policy specifics to spar over the two main themes animating the party of late: the results of the 2020 election, and which of them is the “true conservative” in the race.
Atlanta Press Club Republican gubernatorial primary debate

Toting tired election fraud conspiracies, Republican candidates angle for Governor Kemp’s seat at debate

Sunday's Atlanta Press Club debate was dominated by bogus claims about the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, with the Republican candidates mostly unified behind the fact that no matter what, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams cannot become governor.
How to register to vote in Georgia

PSA: Make sure you’re registered to vote today to vote in Georgia’s May 24 primary

Want to vote in Georgia's May 24, 2022 primary election? The last day to register to vote in the May 24 primary is April 25, 2022. Be sure to double-check your registration status online or submit your new registration today.
Sine Die 2022 What Georgia Bills Passed and Didn't

“Divisive concepts” and delivery robots: A roundup of the bills that passed (and didn’t) on the Georgia legislature’s last day

Here’s how some of the highest-profile legislation fared on Sine Die 2022, including bills on "divisive concepts" and trans girls in sports, postpartum Medicaid expansion, cannabis oil manufacturing, sports betting, delivery robot standards, and more.
How Georgia became "the premier battleground state"

How Georgia became “the premier battleground state,” according to the AJC’s Greg Bluestein

In his new book, Flipped, AJC political reporter Greg Bluestein breaks down how Georgia Democrats pulled off their 2020 triple victory. He chatted with us about chronicling the historic race and what's next for Georgia politics.
Sam Massell 2020 interview

One last interview with Sam Massell

In what would be his final sit-down, career-spanning interview with Atlanta magazine, Massell discussed his many accomplishments, including his battles with his more conservative mayoral predecessor Ivan Allen, the anti-Semitism he faced, getting the city’s transformational MARTA mass transit train and bus system started in the 1970s, Georgia 400’s life-changing expansion into Buckhead in the 1990s, and what he hopes his legacy will be in Atlanta.
2021 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure

2022 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on civic leaders, government and politics, transportation, and utilities.

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