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Fulton County Certifies Big Numbers From May 24 Primary Election

Your AM Rundown: Plus, details on how to attend our #ATLBudget event this Thursday!

The Fulton County Board of Elections certified results from the May 24 primary. (Megan Varner/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: 

  • On Primary Day, 25% of registered voters made their voices heard, according to the Fulton County Registration and Elections Board. Official numbers show that 186,374 out of 737,975 active registered voters in Fulton cast a vote throughout the primary election period, versus a 19% turnout during the 2018 primary.
  • The Gwinnett County Board of Education passed a policy that will change how residents give public comment in future meetings. Under the new rule, speakers will be chosen at random through a new selection process, and attendees can address the board without being physically present at the meeting. The county says the move will help board members hear remarks from a wider range of citizens.
  • Another day, another update on the ongoing DeKalb County Board of Education saga. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to renovate Druid Hills High School, per an improvement plan proposed by the county. The vote came just one day before the June 1 deadline handed down by the Georgia Department of Education. If approved, the estimated $50 million project at the north Dekalb high school will begin in September. 

ICYMI: Still have questions about the Atlanta City budget? We have the perfect event for you. Join us — along with Atlanta Civic Circle, Axios Atlanta, Canopy Atlanta, and the Center for Civic Innovation —  for our first in-person #ATLBudget event Thursday, June 2, at Georgia Beer Garden to learn more about all the ways you can get involved and have your voice heard. You can RSVP online here.

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