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Today Is Election Day! Get Up, Get Out, and Go Vote!

Your AM Rundown: Plus, a new center for ATL’s Black LGBTQ community just opened its doors!

Today is Election Day for the first round of the midterm election season. (Megan Varner/Getty Images)

Top of the morning! 

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: 

  • It’s that time, y’all! Today is Election Day for primaries. With big races at stake and local contenders vying for your support, knowing your polling location and voter registration status is a must! Check out our voting explainer for all tips before you cast your vote today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta residents can expect to vote on a measure that would potentially invest $15 million into public art. Mayor Andre Dickens proposed the venture as part of a $750 million infrastructure package. You can learn more about the bond referendum and other political happs in the latest Political Reporter’s Notebook from Capital B ATL state and local politics reporter Chauncey Alcorn.
  • In the latest DeKalb County Schools news, the district announced that it has spent $25,000 to remove former Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris’ name from this year’s diplomas. The move comes after the sudden firing of Watson-Harris, who was voted out by school board members at an April 26 meeting. Now, nearly 6,000 graduates will instead receive diplomas signed by the current superintendent, Dr. Vasanne Tinsley.
  • A new community resource center aimed at helping the local LGBTQ community and people of color is now open in Atlanta. Destination Tomorrow South is the second location for New York-based nonprofit Destination Tomorrow. The Atlanta site will offer educational, financial, health, and personal support programs. 

ICYMI: On Election Day, we want to hear from you! We’ll be on the ground at polling stations in metro Atlanta to connect with Black voters. If we don’t catch you in person, be sure to hit us on our Capital B Atlanta social media pages at @CapitalB_ATL or tell us about your experiences by sending your stories to

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