Advance voting begins Sat., June 11 in the special runoff election between Chris Burnett and Joe Houseman for the Sandy Springs City Council District 3 seat. Election Day is June 21.

All voting—both advance and on Election Day—will be held at one polling place: the Round Program Building in Hammond Park, 6005 Glenridge Drive. That is different from the original special election on May 24, which used the same Hammond Park poll on Election Day but had advance voting elsewhere.

Only voters who live in District 3 can vote. Unlike in some partisan primary elections, voters who did not vote in the original election can still cast a ballot in the runoff.

Advance voting begins June 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It continues June 13 through 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voting on Election Day, June 21, runs 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The original special election on May 24 happened on the same day, but separately from, the state primary. The June 21 runoff election does not match up with the state runoff date, which is July 26.

The city is running the election itself, which is why there is a single polling place run separately from the state system.

Election Day is the same day as a Sandy Springs City Council meeting. Vote-counting will happen in the “Flying Pig Boardroom” next to the City Council chambers and may happen at the same time as the council meeting, according to city spokesperson Sharon Kraun.

For a full guide to the election, including a district map, see

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.