Election Day arrives on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

To check your polling place and to see a customized sample ballot, see the state’s “My Voter” page at mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Besides helping to decide the U.S. presidential battle between major-party contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, local voters face choices in many state races and ballot questions. Some of those key local decisions include:

  • Democratic incumbent Taylor Bennett and Republican challenger Meagan Hanson vying for the District 80 state House seat in Brookhaven and Sandy Springs.
  • The Opportunity Schools District statewide constitutional amendment to allow state control of “failing” schools, including two in Brookhaven.
  • Two proposed transportation-related sales tax boosts in Atlanta, one for MARTA and one for streets, sidewalks and trails.
  • A Fulton County transportation sales tax boost that would be used in Sandy Springs to speed up nine projects and programs involving roads, sidewalks and trails.

For our Voters Guide to local candidates, click here. And for our Voters Guide to key ballot questions, click here.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.