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Even with a recount, Atlanta’s next mayor is almost certainly Keisha Lance Bottoms
Even though Mary Norwood is requesting a recount after an extremely close runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms is almost certainly Atlanta's next mayor. We take a look back at a race plagued by low energy and too many candidates—and look to what's next.
Cathy Woolard endorses Mary Norwood after “unsurprising” mayoral candidate discussion
Cathy Woolard, who took third place in the November 7 general election, knows her endorsement for Atlanta mayor could pack a punch. She took it upon herself to hash out the policies and platforms of the runoff candidates, because she, like many of her supporters in attendance, didn’t know whether Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms or Councilwoman Mary Norwood should succeed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
11 Questions for Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood
Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood answer our questions about affordability, homelessness, transit, education, and more.
Our favorite write-in votes from Atlanta’s 2017 elections
"Donald Duck," "Darth Vader," "Eat my shorts," "Migos," "LOL," "Someone who isn't a sell-out, please," and "Harambe." Atlantans like to get creative when they don't like their voting options.
Atlanta’s crowded mayoral race is going to a runoff. Now what?
For Mary Norwood, it must have felt like déjà vu. Back in 2009 at her election night party at the Varsity—with a runoff against Kasim Reed looming and Fulton County results glacially slow to come in—she urged her supporters to save their energy and settle in for the long haul. Tuesday night wasn’t much different. This time, though, her opponent wasn’t Reed, but Reed’s heir apparent, Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Vote! Everything you need to know on Election Day 2017 in Atlanta
Where do I go to vote? Where do I find results? Where are the candidate parties? This Atlanta election is an important one—don't miss out.
Everything you need to know about the 2017 Atlanta City Council races in 10 minutes
There's a lot going on in the Atlanta City Council races, and your time is precious. A quick guide to get you up to speed on what you should know before Tuesday.
Which Atlanta mayoral candidate is right for me?
A mayoral race with this many candidates is a blessing and a curse. To try to help voters sort through the noise, we’ve created a cheat sheet to help steer you to the candidate that might best fit your interests.
Will District 4’s loyalty to Cleta Winslow save her from a runoff for her Atlanta City Council seat?
In her 24 years on the Atlanta City Council, Cleta Winslow has served with three mayors, sat on numerous committees, and attended countless public hearings and community meetings. But one thing she’s never done is face a runoff election.
Liliana Bakhtiari is making national headlines. Is that enough to win an Atlanta City Council seat?
It’s rare enough when an Atlanta City Council candidate rates a mention in her own hometown newspaper, so it's doubly unusual that Liliana Bakhtiari—who’s running to unseat longtime District 5 incumbent Natalyn Archibong—has garnered national press from such outlets as Teen Vogue and the Huffington Post.