Wesley Chapel and Redan-Trotti Library voters relocated to new precincts for July 22 runoffs

7/21/2014, 6 p.m.
More than 6,000 voters in the July 22 runoff have to cast ballot elsewhere because of copper thefts at their polling places.

More than 6,000 voters who normally cast ballots at precincts at the Wesley Chapel and Redan-Trotti branch libraries will have to vote elsewhere in the July 22 runoff elections.

The two precincts have been relocated to Rainbow Elementary in Decatur and Redan Elementary schools in Lithonia respectively. Both the Wesley Chapel and Redan Trotti libraries have been closed for weeks because copper thieves vandalized their air conditioning units.

DeKalb Election director Maxine Daniels announced the last minute change Monday. She said that the county thought the repairs would have been completed in time, but that she just found out that the facilities won’t be ready.

“We made the decision to relocate as soon as we knew,” she said.

The 2,743 voters, who normally vote at the Wesley Chapel Library Precinct have been relocated to:

Rainbow Elementary School

2801 Kelley Chapel Road

Decatur, GA 30034

The 3,326 voters who normally cast ballots at the Redan-Trotti Library Precinct have been relocated to:

Redan Elementary School

1914 S Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road

Lithonia, GA 30058

All polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the runoffs in the general primary, nonpartisan and the special election for sheriff. For the DeKalb Sheriff Office, incumbent Sheriff Jeff Mann is facing former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones. In the School Board Race for District 3, incumbent boardmember Dr. Michael Erwin is facing businessman Atticus LeBlanc. In District 4, incumbent boardmembers Karen Carter and Jim McMahan are facing off, and in District 4 incumbent Thad Mayfield is facing private school founder Vickie Turner.

In the race for the Democratic nomination for State School Board, former Decatur School Board chairperson Valarie Wilson is battling State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan. Michael “Mike” Buck and Richard Wood are battling for the Republican nomination. The winner of each party primary will meet in the November general election.

All voters must go to their assigned polling locations tomorrow.

To find your polling place and see your sample ballot, visit My Voter Page at www.sos.state.ga.us. or the smart phone app, “GA Votes.”

Information may also be obtained at www.dekalbvotes.com or 404-298-4020.