Tuesday Tip: Special Election on September 29

The special election on Sept. 29 is confusing, right? Seems like a lot of work to elect someone to serve out the remaining months of our beloved Congressman John Lewis’s term. The person we elect will represent the 5th Congressional District only through Jan. 2021, but some heavy decisions may be made in Congress during those 98 days. 

Here is a Sample Ballot for the Sept. 29 election, and here is a link to the candidates  who are on the ballot, along with their various platforms.

If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off election on Dec. 1st, in which case the winner will serve a congressional term of 33 days.

Remember we MUST all vote again as part of the Nov. 3rd General Election to choose the 5th District representative who will serve the new term that begins in Jan., 2021. Here  is a link to the candidates running for the U.S. 5th Congressional District seat in the Nov. 3rd General Election.

For the Sept. 29 Special Election, you have the opportunity to vote early through Sept. 25.

Early Voting Hours:

Monday through Friday until September 25, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Here is Inman Park’s nearest early voting location:

Ponce De Leon Library

980 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NW

Atlanta, GA 30306


HURRY if you want to request an absentee ballot. If you don’t want to mail in your absentee ballot, the nearest drop box is at the Auburn Ave. Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave., NE 30303.


To register to vote or to check the status of your registration, go here. Remember, Congressman Lewis would want you to VOTE!

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