Local municipal elections are today, Nov. 5. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Candidates must receive more than half the votes cast to win the seat. If a runoff election is required, it will be held Dec. 3.

To vote, you must be a registered voter. Be sure to bring with you identification that includes a photograph. Acceptable photo IDs include Georgia drivers’ licenses, U.S., state or local government IDs, valid passport, valid U.S. military IDs, valid tribal IDs or state Voter ID cards.

To check your registration status, determine the polling place where you should vote or to see a sample ballot for the election, go to the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at mvp.sos.state.ga.us/Login.aspx.

There will be elections in all four Reporter Newspapers communities: Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. Here are links to voters guides for Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. All of the Brookhaven incumbents are running unopposed.

Here are links to the voters guide in each individual City Council and school board race.

Sandy Springs municipal races


District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

Coverage from League of Women Voters’ forum

Dunwoody municipal Races

District 1, Post 1

District 2, Post 2

District 3, Post 3

Coverage from Oct. 6 candidates forum

Buckhead municipal races

Atlanta Board of Education District 4

Atlanta Board of Education Seat 8 At-Large

Seat 8 BOE candidate

Atlanta City Council District 7

Atlanta City Council District 9

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com