District Attorney Election

Democrat Deborah Gonzalez won the runoff for District Attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit on Tuesday, made up of Clarke and Oconee Counties, by about 800 votes.

We caught up with her earlier today to ask about what it was like not just running as a Democrat, but as a progressive prosecutor:

Athens Banner-Herald

Tomorrow is runoff day for District Attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit. Democrat Deborah Gonzalez will be running against unaffiliated candidate James Chaffin, to represent parts of Clarke and Oconee County.

Polls will be open tomorrow from 7 am until 7 pm. If you’re in line to vote at 7 pm, you will be able to vote.

NBC News

Early voting has begun for the December 1st runoff election between Democrat Deborah Gonzalez and unaffiliated candidate James Chaffin. The winner will be District Attorney for Georgia's Western Judicial District, which includes Clarke and Oconee County.

In Clarke County voters can cast ballots today at the Board of Elections Offices until 5 pm, tomorrow from 8 am until 7 pm, and Wednesday from 8 am until 5 pm.

The December 1st special election runoff for District Attorney is quickly approaching, and so is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. 

The ballot request is mandatory, even for voters who have voted absentee throughout the year. Voters wishing to apply for an absentee ballot must do so by November 25 and should return it no later than 7 pm on the day of the election. People can submit their applications via drop off, mail, email or fax. Ballots may be submitted by mail, in person or at one of six dropbox locations.

Athens News Matters: Panel

Nov 13, 2020

The panel discusses the week in news and politics including Ga’s recount of the presidential election, the local Western Judicial Circuit DA runoff, and CCSD's return to in-person learning