October 21, 2013

Learning and Organizational Development Holds Graduation
Learning and Development Program Applications Now Available
Get Your Flu Shot this Fall!
October is Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month
Lactation Support Policy Revised
National Depression Screening Day - October 10, 2013
Caregiver Workshop - Growing Through Grief: Accepting the New Normal
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) Workshop - Helping Someone You Care About with an Alcohol Problem
Take the Walking Challenge!
Finance Matters Workshops - Help With Your Financial Needs


Election Season is Upon Us - Remember to Cast Your Vote

The Emory University Office of Government and Community Affairs would like to remind Emory faculty and staff that general/municipal elections are coming up.

General/Municipal Elections to fill vacancies and propose ballot questions will be held on Tuesday, November 5th in various jurisdictions across the State of Georgia. On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned precinct and present a valid photo ID. To check your precinct location online and to determine your eligibility please visit: www.sos.ga.gov/MVP. Your county may also have multiple early voting sites and even extended hours for your convenience.

In the State of Georgia, the Early Advance Voting period starts Monday, October 14th and ends on Friday, November 1st.  Please note that the last day that an individual could register/be eligible to vote in the Municipal General Election was Monday, October 7th, 2013. If you have missed the deadline to vote this Election Day, please remember to complete your voter registration in order to be eligible for the 2014 election cycle.

Any voter registered in Georgia can vote absentee by mail. Just complete and sign the application. Then, mail, fax, email attachment, or drop the application off at your County Registrar. Mail-in ballots can be requested no earlier than 180 days prior to the election and must be received by your County Registrar no later than close of the polls on Election Day. There are special provisions for Georgia Military and Overseas Voters that can be found at: www.sos.ga.gov/elections/UOCAVA

Any voter registered in Georgia may vote absentee in person. This allows you to vote on a day and time that is most convenient for you. Beginning on the 4th Monday prior to Election Day, simply visit your county or municipality early voting site, fill out the application, and present one of the permitted forms of photo ID.

Some counties may even offer ballot delivery for registered voters who are hospitalized. Contact your County Registrar at least 5 days prior to the election for information regarding this option.

The information below provides a brief snapshot of the offices that are being contested on November 5th.  Key races include the Mayoral, City Council, Board of Education, and Judicial challenges within the City of Atlanta, Fulton, and DeKalb Counties, respectively.

City of Atlanta/Fulton County

  • Alpharetta City Council (3 Posts)
  • Atlanta Board of Education (6 Districts; 3 At-Large Districts) 9 Total
  • Mayor of Atlanta
  • Atlanta City Council (Council President; Posts 1, 2, & 3 At-Large Seats; Council Member Districts 1-9)
  • City of Atlanta Municipal Judges (7 Total)
  • City of East Point (Mayor, City Council (1 At-Large; Wards B, C, D At-Large)
  • City of Fairburn (Mayor, City Council-All positions elected citywide/At-Large)
  • City of Hapeville (Council Ward I, Council Ward II, Council At-Large)
  • City of Johns Creek (Mayor, City Council Posts 1, 3, and 5). Seats 2 and 4 are not up this election cycle.
  • City of Roswell (Mayor, City Council Posts 4, 5, and 6)
  • City of Sandy Springs (Mayor, Council Districts 1-6)
  • City of Union City (Mayor, 2 City Council Members)

DeKalb County

  • Avondale Estates (City Commissioner-2 Members Selected)
  • Brookhaven (City Council Districts 2 and 4)
  • Chamblee (Mayor, City Council District 1; City Council At-Large)
  • Clarkston (Mayor; City Council-3 Members Selected)
  • Decatur (City Commissioners District 1 and 2, Post A; Board of Education Districts 1 and 2, Post A; Board of Education At Large)
  • Doraville (City Council Districts 1, 2, and 3)
  • Dunwoody (City Council Districts 1, 2, and 3; Posts 1, 2, and 3)
  • Lithonia (City Council-3 Members Selected)
  • Pine Lake (City Council-3 Members Selected)

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact Emory’s Office of Government and Community Affairs.

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