Atlanta Civic Circle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution teamed up to provide voters with a side-by-side look at the candidates for office, their views on issues voters care about most, their party affiliation, and their history in elective politics.
This non-partisan compilation of information ensures voters are informed before they cast their ballots.
Georgia remains a battleground state, with record spending — including money from outside our state — in the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate elections.
Our Georgia Decides voter guide includes basic information on the statewide candidates, and on candidates for local office in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. These include state representatives and senators, and county officials such as solicitor general or school board member.
The guide also includes responses to our candidate questionnaire.
metro Atlanta candidates for county and local office
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We recognize there are policy differences between Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates. Many choose to outline their policy positions on their respective websites.
This questionnaire puts an emphasis on the process – how a candidate might govern, how they might address difficult decisions, what motivates them.
It is our hope that the candidates’ responses will help you better understand the person behind the policy.
All candidates were asked to respond to two questions – one about abortion access and one about election integrity. Both topics have sparked considerable debate, even at the local level.
The ACC and AJC teams worked closely to publish Georgia Decides. Special thanks to the following individuals for their hard work.
ACC: Kendall Glynn, Meredith Hobbs, Maggie Lee, and Saba Long
AJC: Kelly Audette, Nancy Badertscher, Leroy Chapman, Jason Foust, Susan Hogan, Bob Howard, ArLuther Lee, George Mathis, Charles Minshew, Tia Mitchell, Pilar Plata, Susan Potter, Isaac Sabetai, Mohan Srinivasan, Mark Waligore, Nicole Williams, and Dave Young
Data for candidate profiles in Georgia Decides was produced, in part, in partnership with Govpack, an open source tool and research service that seeks to increase transparency and accessibility around elections and public officials. To find out more, visit govpack.org. Govpack is led by Fernando Diaz. Research was provided by Olivia Allen, Elliott Oppenheim, Ben Swedberg, and Atharva Weling.