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Live in DeKalb County? You May Have a New Polling Location

Your AM Rundown: Plus, the dates for upcoming #ATLBudget hearings are available now!

DeKalb County residents have just a few days to check their polling locations before the May 24 primary election. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. 

Here’s what to know for today: 

  • Georgia’s midterm primary election is next Tuesday, and DeKalb County officials are reminding residents to check their polling locations before arrival. Nearly 56,000 voters across the county have been impacted by new redistricting efforts, changing their voting locations. Affected residents can find their new location in person at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur; calling the DeKalb VRE at (404) 298-4020; or online here.
  • The DeKalb chapter of 100 Black Men of America is the latest organization to speak out against the county Board of Education for the termination of former Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris on April 26. In a letter sent to local and state officials including state Superintendent Richard Woods and Gov. Brian Kemp, the chapter urged board members to reconsider their decision, stating that they are ready to assist with “any and all resources to assist the [school] district get past the present dilemma.” 
  • Clark Atlanta University will become one of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide to receive the first IBM cybersecurity training centers that will help identify cyberthreats. The tech company will also provide customized courses and student access to company academic programs at the Atlanta college in an effort to train underrepresented communities with the latest technology.
  • Five Black students at a Rome, Georgia, high school have filed a federal lawsuit after saying their freedom of speech rights were violated. The Coosa High School students were suspended for their roles in organizing a protest in 2021 after white students reenacted the killing of George Floyd on campus and posted footage of the act on social media. In the suit, the plaintiffs state that disciplinary measures taken against them by Floyd County Schools were in violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. 

ICYMI: Our #ATLBudget series in partnership with Atlanta Civic Circle, Axios Atlanta, Canopy Atlanta, and the Center for Civic Innovation is still going strong, y’all. Be sure to check out the upcoming dates for budget hearings and previous installments here.

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