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Mayoral Race FAQ

A quick guide to Atlanta's mayoral election

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Photo credit: Photos by Joeff Davis/CL File

Q: When is the election for Atlanta mayor?

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Q: What does the mayor do?

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Q: Any fringe benefits for mayor?

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Q: What are the 2017 mayoral candidates’ full names, and what’s something they’ve been other than a politician? 

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Q: If I don’t like the candidates can I write someone in?

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Q: What happens if nobody gets more than 50 percent of the vote?

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Q: What is a runoff?

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Q: Do you think there will be a runoff?

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Q: If I missed the Oct. 10 voter registration deadline for the upcoming election can I still register to vote?

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Q: Can’t I still register at a polling station on Election Day?

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Q: What is the largest block of voters?

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Q: Where and when can I vote early?

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Q: What do I need to bring to vote? Can I take a selfie?

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Q: Can felons vote?

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Q: How much does the mayor get paid?

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Q: How much money has been spent on the campaign?

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Q: Why do people spend millions of dollars for a job that does not pay nearly that much?

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Q: When does the next mayor take office?

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Q: Does my vote matter?

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Q: Can I see how my neighbors vote?

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Q: Will I be punished if I don’t vote?

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