The issues that affect you are local…
In these uncertain times, there is one thing we know for sure and it is that the change we want starts in our neighborhoods. Challenges like…
- Making sure the city of Atlanta is a place for everyone with affordable housing options for an economically diverse population of residents
- Addressing our public transportation needs to make it easier for people to opt-out of traffic comfortably
- Provide safe neighborhoods with fair, adequate, and equitable access to public safety for all of Atlanta’s neighborhoods
How do local officials affect these issues
What does the Mayor do?
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the city.
They are responsible Overseeing the city’s main departments such as police, fire, education, housing, and transportation. Mayors also oversee social services like homelessness.
What does your City Council do?
The City Council makes laws for the city.
They have 12 Districts and currently, 3 at-large members elected citywide. They are responsible for overseeing various city operations: Finance, Zoning, Public Safety, Utilities, Community Development, Transportation.
Click here to learn more about the candidates hoping to earn your vote this fall.
Check your voter registration and view a sample ballot at mvp.sos.ga.gov
YOUR LOCAL GENERAL ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 7, 2017
EARLY VOTING RUNS OCTOBER 16 TO NOVEMBER 3
VOTING LOCAL ALLOWS THE FULL POWER OF YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD