Thursday, November 15, 2018

Atlanta Election Guide 2018

How to register to vote in Georgia

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Statewide Candidate Questionnaires

Candidates for Georgia Governor Election 2018 Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp Ted Metz

11 Questions for Georgia’s Candidates for Governor

Election 2018: Georgia's candidates for Governor answer our candidate questionnaire.
Georgia lieutenant governor candidates election 2018 Sarah Riggs Amico Geoff Duncan

9 Questions for Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Candidates

Election 2018: Georgia Lieutenant Governor candidates Sarah Riggs Amcio and Geoff Duncan answer our candidate questionnaire.
Georgia Secretary of State Candidates Election 2018

8 Questions for Georgia’s Secretary of State Candidates

Election 2018: Georgia's candidates for Secretary of State answer our candidate questionnaire.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Candidates Election 2018 Gary Black Fred Swann

12 Questions for Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner Candidates

Election 2018: Georgia Agriculture Commissioner candidates Gary Black and Fred Swann answer our questionnaire.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Candidates Election 2018

9 Questions for Georgia’s Labor Commissioner Candidates

Election 2018: Georgia candidates for Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler and Richard Keatley answer our candidate questionnaire.
Georgia State School Superintendent Candidate Election 2018

9 Questions for Georgia’s State School Superintendent Candidates

Election 2018: Georgia State School Superintendent candidates Otha Thornton and Richard Woods answer our questionnaire.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Candidates Election 2018

11 Questions for Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner Candidates

Election 2018: Georgia Insurance Commissioner candidates Jim Beck, Donnie Foster, and Janice Laws answer our questionnaire.
Public Service Commissioner Candidate Georgia Election 2018

6 Questions for Georgia’s Public Service Commissioner Candidates

Election 2018: The Georgia Public Service Commissioner candidates in both District 3 and District 5 answer our questionnaire.

Recent Election 2018 Stories

Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp Georgia Governor Election 2018

How election night 2018 unfolded in Atlanta and Athens

Dispatches from the election night parties—Stacey Abrams at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Brian Kemp at the Classic Center in Athens, and Ted Metz at Mellow Mushroom Buckhead—plus a look inside Manuel's Tavern, where election night is the political bar's "Super Bowl."
Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp who won Georgia's governor race?

[Updated] Who won? Runoff? What’s going on with the Georgia governor’s race.

Neither Brian Kemp nor Stacey Abrams have officially won the Georgia gubernatorial election, so what happens now? Are we going into a runoff? What are the campaigns saying? Here's a breakdown of the situation.
Everything you need to know election day 2018 Atlanta

Vote! Everything you need to know on Election Day 2018 in Atlanta

Where do I go to vote? Where do I find results? How do I get to the polls? Where are the candidate parties? This Georgia election is an important one—don't miss out.
Donald Trump Brian Kemp Rally Macon Georgia Election 2018

Outside President Trump’s Georgia rally: Thousands of Kemp supporters, a jumbotron, and a bloody kiss

Inside the Middle Georgia Regional Airport hangar in Macon on Sunday, Donald Trump endorsed Brian Kemp and encouraged Republican supporters to vote. Outside in the overflow lot, there was a bit of excitement from counterprotesters and poor PA system.
How to get a ride to the polls Atlanta Georgia Election Day

How to get a ride to the polls in Atlanta on Election Day

Do you have a plan yet for how you're getting to the polls on Tuesday, November 6? Multiple companies and services are offering discounted or even free transportation to the polls on Election Day—here are the options we found.
Stacey Abrams Barack Obama Morehouse Atlanta rally election 2018

Former President Obama’s message to Georgia was simple: “Vote!”

During a rally for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday, former President Barack Obama played all of his fans' favorite hits. When someone in the crowd shouted "Obama, I love you," he replied, "I love you back." He said, "Don't boo, vote," his oft-repeated phrase from 2016, multiple times during his hour-long speech at Morehouse College.
Oprah Winfrey Stacey Abrams Atlanta Election 2018

Commentary: Why Oprah’s appearances with Stacey Abrams resonated so loudly—especially with Georgia women

Publications as geographically and ideologically diverse as the Guardian, Fox News, Variety, the Hill, and others ran stories or segments about Oprah Winfrey’s campaign appearances with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Yet regardless of the depth of coverage, the two events held in auditoriums in the Atlanta suburbs likely impacted the local crowds in a much deeper way than what could be conveyed to national viewers.

How do i vote?

The election is November 6, 2018.

Head to the Georgia’s My Voter page to check your registration status and to learn where your poll location is.

To vote in Georgia, you must have:

  • a valid state or federal government-issued ID
  • a Georgia driver’s license (it’s okay if it’s expired)
  • a valid employee photo ID from a federal or state government branch, department or agency, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of the state
  • a valid U.S. passport
  • a valid U.S. military photo ID
  • a valid tribal photo ID
  • a Georgia voter ID card

Early voting began October 15. The dates and times for early voting vary by county. Find yours below:


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