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Voters will be casting their ballots in the District 3 special election tomorrow.
Several candidates are vying for the city council seat vacated after former councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. passed away late last year. Young was hospitalized in early October after a fall left him unresponsive and with severe brain damage, Atlanta Loop reported. He had been on leave at the time while seeking treatment for cancer. Young was 56 when he passed away in November.
Nine candidates in total are competing to fill Young’s seat, according to the Northside Neighbor. They are: Erika Estrada, a corporate controller; Byron Amos, a District 2 Atlanta Board of Education member; Ricky Brown, a DJ; Antonio Brown, owner of a high-end footwear company; Mesha Mainor, a licensed physical therapist and Ph.D. candidate; Jabari Simama, who held the seat for six years before Young, Young’s widow, Shalise Young; Greg Clay, Young’s competitor in the 2017 election; and Matthew Charles Cardinale, editor of the Atlanta Progressive News and civic activist.
Below is a complete list of polling places for their precincts, according to council materials:
|03A||Allen Temple AME Church||1625 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., NW|
|03B||Grove Park Recreation Center||750 Francis Place, NW|
|03C||Atlanta Police Athletic League||120 Anderson Avenue, NW|
|03D||Booker T. Washington High School||45 Whitehouse Drive, SW|
|03E||Greater Bethany Baptist Church||786 Thurmond Street, NW|
|03F||Peachtree Christian Church||1580 Peachtree Street, NW|
|03G||Simpson Street Church of Christ||800 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, NW|
|03H||Groove Park Recreation Center||750 Francis Place, NW|
|03I||Center for Civil and Human Rights||100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, NW|
|03L||Fire Station #16||1048 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, NW|
|03M||NW Baptist Church Fellowship Hall||1150 Niles Avenue, NW|
|03N||Lindsay Street Baptist Church||550 Lindsay Street, NW|
|03P1A||Antioch Baptist Church Family Center||540 Cameron M Alexander Boulevard, NW|
|03P2||Antioch Baptist Church Family Center||540 Cameron M Alexander Boulevard, NW|
|03S||Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church||291 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, NW|
|03T||Central United Methodist Church||501 Mitchell Street, SW|
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
If no clear winner emerges from the initial vote, a runoff will be held April 16, council materials indicate. For more information, click here.