ATLANTA — Voters across the state headed to the polls Tuesday. With all eyes on the City of Atlanta in the race for the next Mayor, we are bringing you the latest updates on the candidates, results, issues at polling locations or anything else that may arise.
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Polls in Atlanta closed at 8 p.m., while most other polling sites in the state closed at 7 p.m.
We will bring you the election results live as they come in on 11Alive.com.
6:05 a.m. | Although results are not official, City Council President Felicia Moore will likely face her colleague and friend, councilman Andre Dickens in a Nov. 30 runoff. Dickens' lead over former Mayor Kasim Reed is 576 votes out of 96,122 cast (this combines Atlanta votes in Fulton and DeKalb counties). The difference between Reed and Dickens is now 0.6%. The votes need to be certified before they become official.
6 a.m. | Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore spoke to us live on 11Alive Morning News. She said, "I'm ready to go." Watch it here:
5:45 a.m. | Atlanta Councilman Andre Dickens appeared on 11Alive Morning News this morning. He said, "I'm ready on day one." Watch it here:
1:00 a.m. | Based on current vote totals Andre Dickens or Kasim Reed will face Moore in a runoff. Several hundred votes separate the two candidates.
Dickens spoke to 11Alive's Jon Shirek at his watch party just after midnight.
11:15 p.m. | The Associated Press has declared that City Council President Felicia Moore will advance to a runoff. Currently, it looks like she will face off with either Kasim Reed or Andre Dickens, who remain in a tight race for second.
10 p.m. | More voting results are coming in for the 2021 Atlanta mayoral race as well as other city and council elections. Check back for updates.
ELECTION RESULTS | View results from races across metro Atlanta
9:50 p.m. | Lawrenceville announced unofficial results in two of its five positions on City Council. Here are the unofficial results:
Newly elected Council member, Austin Thompson, will take the Council Post 3 seat. Austin Thompson received 659 votes (51%), while Katrina Fellows received 508 votes (40%), and Edwar Aviles Mercedes received 119 votes (9%). Newly elected Council member, Marlene Taylor-Crawford, will take the Council Post 4 seat. Marlene Taylor-Crawford received 673 votes (52%), while Bruce Hardy received 619 votes (48%). The new City Council members will assume their elected roles in January 2022, joining current Council members, Victoria Jones, Glenn Martin, and Mayor David Still.
9:45 p.m. | The City of Suwanee municipal general resulted in a run-off for Council Post 5 between incumbent Pete Charpentier and David Martinez. Charpentier received 485 votes (39.5 percent) and Martinez received 595 votes (48.4 percent). Candidates must have 50 percent plus one vote to secure a win. The City of Suwanee said a run-off for City Council Post 5 will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30 with early voting starting Saturday, Nov. 20. Council members Linnea Miller and Beth Hilscher will each serve another four-year term after running unopposed for City Council Post 3 and 4.
9 p.m. | Atlanta mayoral candidate Felicia Moore and her supporters are gathering as election results are trickling in after polls closed on Nov. 2. 11Alive's Hope Ford has the latest:
8:15 p.m. | Fulton County Chairman Robb Pitts gave another update during a press conference Tuesday evening. He said after talking to poll workers and voters, there were some internal issues the county will need to address. For example, there were some poll workers and volunteers who were late or didn't show up. There were also a couple of issues with poll pads. Pitts said "I think overall, we have a good day. There are some things we will have to clean up from an internal point of view. From an external point of view, I think that there was very little that happened that would've upset voters." Pitts said he went to 25 precincts in Fulton County and didn't see any long lines.
Fulton County Election Director Richard Barron said the county had over 257 polling places open with over 2,000 poll workers. Barron said voting began on time at all of their locations. Barron said there were a couple of issues reported with one at North Springs High School in Sandy Springs. The other was at John Birdine Center in Atlanta. "Both of those were issues with the poll technicians," Barron said. Turnout was "light but steady" throughout the day. Barron said Fulton County issued 7,635 absentee ballots, as of 6 p.m., the county has received 5,177 of those ballots. Barron said at least one municipality will have a run-off election. The run-off election date will be Tuesday, Nov. 30. Barron said they will certify the results from the election next Monday. Barron said they will announce the early voting dates and locations at the meeting next Monday.
8 p.m. | Atlanta polls are now closed. Below, you can find results for Atlanta's mayor's race once the polls close.
ELECTION RESULTS | View results from races across metro Atlanta
7 p.m. | Most polls are now closed across Georgia. Atlanta polls will remain open for another hour.
6:45 p.m. | The City of Stockbridge said voting hours have been extended. These precincts will remain open until these times:
- Merle Manders Conference Center until 8 p.m.
- Stockbridge First United Methodist Church until 8 p.m.
- Red Oak United Methodist Church until 11:30 p.m.
5 p.m. | Voters are showing up to the polls across Atlanta. Have you voted yet?
Atlanta voters turn out to the polls on Nov. 2
4 p.m. | The City of Stockbridge said they have requested an extension for voting Tuesday evening. They are waiting to find out a cut-off time from Henry County officials after earlier voting machine issues.
2 p.m. | Fulton County Election Director Richard Barron held a press conference to provide an update. He said so far things are running smoothly, thanks in part to poll workers who are well-trained. There were some minor issues, however. A couple of locations did not have poll pads when the precincts opened. One location had a scanner issue. He said with Atlanta precincts staying open until 8 p.m., it is going to be a challenge if there are lines at the end of the night getting results to the state within the allotted timeframe. He said turnout has been "steady," but "light." Barron said early voting ran smoothly with a total of 74,220 votes cast.
Watch a replay of the press conference:
1 p.m. | Eight precincts in Cobb County will stay open late due to "various issues" earlier in the morning, a county spokesperson said. Most issues were due to minor technical problems that were "quickly resolved," but at the McEachern precinct, a fire alarm forced an evacuation. Residents in the county are voting on the ESPLOST, as well as other municipality elections.
The following precincts are impacted:
- Riverside Epicenter - 7:30 p.m.
- Dowell Elementary - 7:25 p.m.
- Turner Chapel Cathedral - 7:20 p.m.
- St Thomas Catholic Church - 7:18 p.m.
- Fair Oaks Rec Center - 7:15 p.m.
- Shallowford Church - 7:05 p.m.
- Wesley Chapel Methodist Church - 7:05 p.m.
- Relentless Church - 7:10 p.m.
9:10 a.m. | A viewer reached out to us to let us know about issues in the City of Stockbridge. Shana Thornton, the public relations director with the city said that the voting machines in the city had been down since the polls opened. She said a staff member is en route to get provisional ballots for voters. Voters in Stockbridge are deciding on a mayor's race and two councilmember seats.
FULL STORY/UPDATE: Stockbridge voters encounter issues at the polls with machines down
7 a.m. | The polls are open! Do you know where to vote? You must vote at your designated polling location. You can find your assigned polling site on your voter registration card or online at the Georgia My Voter Page on the Secretary of State's website. A line had formed outside Ponce Library in Atlanta just prior to the doors opening.