Elections and Voting

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Not sure who your City Commissioner or School Board representative is? Check out the interactive "Decatur Elected Officials" map to find out.

View the current version of the City of Decatur voting districts map here. [PDF]

Not sure about your polling location or if you are registered to vote? Check out the "My Voter Page" on the Georgia Secretary of State's website for more information.

To vote in city, county, state and federal elections, you must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old, mentally sound and not under conviction of a felony. Georgia does not require any length of residence as a condition to registering to vote.

To register to vote or to transfer your registration from another Georgia county, apply in person to the DeKalb County registrar’s office at 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032 or at any DeKalb public library.

Decatur City Commission elections are held in odd-number years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Absentee ballots may be obtained from the DeKalb County voter registration office at 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032 (404-298-4020).

Registration for voting in the November 6, 2018 election will cut off on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Election are conducted at the following precincts:

Election District   District   Polling Place for Election  
Clairemont East


 First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave.
Clairemont West


The Church at Decatur Heights, 735 Sycamore Dr.
Glenwood Precinct

 1 & 2

 Holy Trinity Parish, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.


 Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 E. Lake Dr.
Ponce De Leon

 1 & 2

 First Christain Church of Decatur, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.


 Renfroe Middle School, 220 W. College Ave.
Winnona Park


 The Richards Center at Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Dr.


Each candidate will file notice of his or her candidacy and the appropriate affidavit in the office of the Election Superintendent at City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia. 

The qualifying fee for City Commission office is $360.00 and the qualifying fee for Board of Education members is $35.00

The City of Decatur has elections in odd-numbered years. To qualify as a candidate in these elections you must meet the following requirements:

(1) Has resided in the city not less than one year immediately preceding or his/her election;

(2) Is a qualified voter in municipal elections for officers of the city; and

(3) Has not been convicted and sentenced for any violation of the criminal laws of Georgia involving moral turpitude, unless such person has received a full pardon or has all rights of citizenship restored.

All city commissioners shall continue to reside within the city and within their election district, if any, during their terms of office as city commissioners. 

Candidate Resources:

 > Political signs   
 > Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit  
Access to Campaign Contributions Disclosure/Financial Disclosure Reports  

 >2017 Candidate list  

State and County Information
Information about Decatur’s representatives and elections at the county and state levels is available on the official websites of DeKalb County and the State of Georgia

Election Results

Decatur Official Nov. 6 2018 Special Election Results 

Decatur Official Nov. 7 2017 Election Results 



Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer