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Here’s what to know for today:
- Tuesday is primary day and two of metro Atlanta’s most populated counties are facing a shortage of poll workers. Voting advocates say that a lack of workers in DeKalb and Gwinnett, means long wait times or voters leaving altogether. County election offices typically recruit on their own but the ACLU of Georgia is assisting to fill immediate gaps.
- Speaking of election season, Georgia residents have shown up and out in record numbers during the early voting period. New data from the secretary of state’s office shows that Black residents tripled in turnout this year in comparison to the 2018 primaries.
- In April 2020, Georgia’s unemployment rate was at 12.3%. Two years later, the state continues to see a decrease in jobless numbers. The jobless rate of 3.1% was unchanged between March and April. The Black unemployment rate in the state for the first quarter of 2022 was 5.0%.
ICYMI: After some pandemic-related delays in their groundbreaking ceremony, MARTA officially got to celebrate its $65 million mixed-use development at King Memorial station. The transit-oriented development (TOD) sits on 4.4 acres of land on the northern edge of Grant Park. The first phase of the 10-year construction plan features Marchon, 305 apartments (half of which have been leased) and 11,000 square feet of retail and office space.
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