The Nov. 6 general election is expected to have of the biggest turnouts for a midterm election in history. According to state officials, more than 2 million Georgians cast ballots in early voting, a new record turnout for a midterm election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and long lines are expected.

As Democrats hope for a “blue wave” to take back the U.S. House of Representatives and key gubernatorial races, Republicans are hoping that President Donald Trump can gin up enough of his base to keep its majority.

One of the most watched gubernatorial races is right here in Georgia, with Democrat  Stacey Abrams squaring off against Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams, the former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, hopes to make history by becoming the first black female governor in America. Alleged voter suppression in Georgia has dogged Kemp, who controversially kept his job as Secretary of State while running for governor.

Abrams and Kemp aren’t the only game in town with a number of senate and house of representative seats on the ticket and a slate of constitutional amendments, including the “brunch bill” to allow Sunday morning alcohol sales.

To see sample ballots, polling places and additional voting information for Fulton County (including City of Atlanta), visit this link. For DeKalb County, visit this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

One reply on “All eyes on Georgia in contentious midterm election”

  1. Good Morning
    Early voting did not stop the phone calls ,T.V.,and mailers. But today I am doing other things so I can celebrate a blue wave ?and a bloody Mary at brunch,tomorrow!

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