DECATUR, GA. (CW69 News at 10)


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DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) has announced early voting dates and times for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District special election runoff between Kwanza Hall and Robert Franklin.

Early voting for the special election runoff begins Nov. 9 and concludes Nov. 25 and is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., with Saturday voting on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DeKalb voters residing in the 5th Congressional District can cast their ballots in person, by mail or by drop boxes in and around the district during the designated early voting period. The runoff election is Dec. 1.

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The only designated early voting location for the special election is the DeKalb VRE office, located at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur.

“We understand that this special election may cause some confusion for voters who may have recently cast ballots just days ago,” said DeKalb County VRE Director Erica Hamilton. “This special election is only for voters residing in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and will ultimately decide the immediate person to serve the remainder of the late Congressman John Lewis’ term.”

Drop boxes for absentee ballots for the special election runoff are now active and will remain open until Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. To request an absentee ballot for the 5th Congressional District Special Election Runoff, visit

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