Subject Guide: Voting and Elections
DeKalb County citizens can register to vote in federal, state and local elections at any branch of DeKalb County Public Library during library hours. In accordance with the National Voter Registration Act, voter registration is linked to library card registration. If you are seventeen and a half years old or older and register for a card, you will be offered the opportunity to register to vote.
The Elections Division of the Georgia Secretary of State's Office organizes and oversees all election activity, including Voter Registration, municipal, state, county and federal elections.
Online Voter Registration is available for the state of Georgia (since 2014).
Use the the Georgia My Voter Page to check your voter registration status, verify your polling place, and find other related information.
- The Secretary of State provides a calendar of Elections and Voter Registration Key Dates plus current and past Current and Past Election Results.
- The DeKalb County Voter Information page has a list of Frequently Asked Questions along with a downloadable Voter Registration Application.
- The DeKalb County Voter Registration Office telephone is 404.298.4020.
For reliable information on voting and the U.S. election process, see the sample listing of sources below. If you’re browsing the shelves inside a branch, look in the 324 range of the non-fiction section for books and audiovisual materials on the political process. Feel free to ask staff for further assistance.
Last updated: September 22, 2016
Congressional Quarterly's in-depth, non-biased reports covering of political and social issues back to 1991.
Pulls together information on a variety of social topics, including pro and con articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, images, podcasts, links to websites, and more.
Explains how elections work in the U.S. and what running for office is actually like.
Cómo se elige al presidente—Elección de los miembros del Congreso—Elección de funcionarios estatales—La importancia de votar.
Presents an exciting look inside the workings of the United States election system. The book explores topics such as the struggles of minorities and women to gain the right to vote, the origins of the electoral college, and the process of electing national, state, and local leaders in government.