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If You Vote We Can Win


2017 6th District Special Election
Atlanta, GA
April 18, 2017

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If You Vote We Can Win


2017 6th District Special Election
Atlanta, GA
April 18, 2017

Democratic Edition

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On February 10, 2017,  former U.S. Congressman Tom Price (R) became the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. His position as congressman from the U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia's 6th district became vacant. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal chose April 18, 2017 for a special election to fill the position. 

 
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Democratic Candidates


5 Democrats Qualified to be on the Ballot

 

Democratic Candidates


5 Democrats Qualified to be on the Ballot

 

Georgia's 6th Congressional District race appears to have more people watching it than actually reside in the North Atlanta suburb(s). National media like The Rachel Maddow Show, New Yorker magazine and The New York Times have all recently reported on the race. Historically, the district has voted strongly in Republicans' favor since Newt Gingrich rose to prominence in the 1970's.  However, Hillary Clinton almost won the district in the 2016 presidential election and Democrats have renewed hope for "flipping the 6th." 


Ragin Edwards: An east Cobb resident, Ragin Edwards works as a senior manager for PRGX Global. Her main issues are equal rights for women and minorities, veteran’s benefits, and healthcare, sustaining and growing the middle class,  affordable and quality education and child care for all children.  
http://raginedwards.com/


Richard Keatley: College professor teaches French and Italian at Georgia State University. Went to Yale University.  U.S. Navy veteran pledges to fight to make college debt-free.
http://www.keatleyforchange.org/


Jon Ossoff: 30 year-old former legislative aide and now CEO of a documentary film company that specializes in anti-corruption investigations. Once worked as a congressional aide and has the endorsements of Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson as well as some other party leaders. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he’s lined up more than $250,000 in financial commitments from supporters.
https://electjon.com/


Rebecca Quigg: Physician and medical educator is making the preservation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) the centerpiece of her campaign.
http://rebeccaquiggforcongress.com/


Ron Slotin: Former state Sen. Ron Slotin is former publisher of Atlanta Jewish Life. Slotin represented a north Atlanta Senate district until 1996, when he lost a bid to oust Rep. Cynthia McKinney. He is running as a “progressive” who can fight Trump’s policies.
http://www.votinforslotin.com/


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Voting Details


Voting Details


 

WherE is the 6th District?

Georgia's 6th district is large and includes the north Atlanta suburbs of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Milton, Alpharetta and Johns Creek. It is estimated that there are about 600,000 eligible voters living in the 6th district. 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections have seen voter turnouts of approximately 300,000 voters for presidential elections down to 200,000 voters for the 2014 midterm congressional election.
The expected turnout for the April 2017 special election is unknown.

Are you in the 6th district?
Visit the Georgia My Voter website

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/GA/6


Important Dates

Register to Vote!
Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017
To register to vote or check your registration status, visit the Georgia My Voter website. 

Early Voting - Locations & Times - starts Monday, March 27, 2017
Cobb County
Fulton County

Election Day
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. Polls will be open 7am to 7pm

Run-off Election Day - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (if necessary)
A winning candidate must achieve at least 50% plus 1 vote of the total vote in order to avoid a run-off.
If no candidate receives that share of the votes, then there will be a run-off election between the top two vote getters regardless of party affiliation.


Recent Election History

Although congressman Tom Price won by large margins in 2012, 2014 and 2016 (1), the presidential elections saw a much different trend occur. Barack Obama lost in 2008 and 2012 by large margins, but Donald Trump barely won the district, narrowly defeating Hillary Clinton by a margin of 48.3% to Clinton’s 46.8% - 1.5 point difference (2). 

2012 election: 294,000 votes
Tom Price (R) 65%
Jeff Kazanow (D) 35%
2012 presidential results
Mitt Romney (R) 60.8%
Barack Obama (D) 37.5%  

2014 election: 210,000 votes
Tom Price (R) 66%
Robert G. Montigel (D) 34%

2016 election: 326,000 votes
Tom Price (R) 62%
Rodney Stooksbury (D) 38%
2016 presidential results
Donald Trump (R) 48%
Hillary Clinton (D) 47%

1.  Ballotpedia Local Election Results
2. Daily Kos Presidential Election Results

How Atlanta Neighborhoods Voted in 2016

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a great interactive map that shows presidential election results from 2016, defined by counties and neighborhoods.