Polling places stay open until 8 p.m. in Atlanta, Fulton County Dec. 5


When voters go to cast their ballots next week, most polls in metro Atlanta will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the Dec. 5 runoff.

In Fulton County and the city of Atlanta, though, voters will have an extra hour. Polls will not close there until 8 p.m. That includes the portions of Atlanta that are in DeKalb County.

State law requires Atlanta polling places to stay open until 8 p.m. during city elections.

Richard Barron, Fulton’s director of registration and elections, asked a judge to keep all polling places in the county open until 8 p.m. In addition to the Atlanta mayor and city council races, voters across Fulton County will be electing a new commission chair. There are also runoffs for county commission, mayor and city council throughout Fulton.

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