Vote Now for District 1 Runoff and Municipal Elections

Early Voting: District 1 Runoff

Early voting in the District 1 runoff will run from October 12 – 15 from 8am-7pm, and will be available at the following locations:

  • Early Elections and Registration, 121 South McDonough Street in Jonesboro
  • Morrow City Hall, 1500 Morrow Road in Morrow
  • Forest Park Senior Center, 5087 Park Avenue in Forest Park
  • Carl Rhodenizer Recreational Center, 3499 Rex Road in Rex

Absentee ballot dropboxes will be available October 12 – 15 from 8am-7pm at the following locations:

  • Early Elections and Registration, 121 South McDonough Street in Jonesboro
  • Carl Rhodenizer Recreational Center, 3499 Rex Road in Rex

Election Day will be held at all 18 precincts in District 1. Find your Election Day precinct here:

Early Voting: Municipal Elections

If you live in Jonesboro, Forest Park, Lake City, Morrow, and Riverdale, please get ready for municipal elections! Early voting runs from October 12-October 30, with Election Day on November 2. Here are your municipal candidates:

  • Jonesboro
    • City Council – At-Large (up to 3)
  • Forest Park
  • Morrow
    • Seat #1
      • Dorothy Dean (incumbent)
    • Seat #3
  • Riverdale
    • Ward 1, Council Member:
      • Mary Granison (Unopposed)
    • Ward 3, Council Member:
  • Lake City (No opposition, election cancelled)

A Candidate Forum for Jonesboro candidates will be held on October 11, 2021, 7pm at the Jonesboro Police Department.

Registration for these elections is due by October 4. Here’s how to vote in either one of these elections:

  • Jonesboro
    • Absentee Ballot Request Dates: August 16th – October 22nd
    • Dates when requested absentee ballots are sent out: October 11 – 22nd
    • Early Voting and Absentee Ballot Dropbox Weekdays: Oct 12 – Oct 29, 9am to 5pm
    • Early Voting and Absentee Ballot Dropbox Weekends: Saturday Oct 16 / Saturday Oct 23, 9am to 5pm
    • Election Day: Tuesday November 2, 7am-7pm
    • Election Day, Absentee Dropbox and Election Day Voting Location: Jonesboro City Hall, 124 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
  • Forest Park
    • Early Voting Weekdays: October 12, 2021, through October 29, 2021, 9am-5pm
    • Early Voting Weekends: October 16, 2021, and October 23, 2021,
    • Early Voting and Absentee Ballot Dropbox Location: Mary Ann Connelly Senior Center, 5087 Park Avenue, Forest Park, GA 30297
    • Election Day: November 2, 7am-7pm
    • Election Day Location: Elaine Corley Recreation Center, 803 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
  • Morrow
    • Early Voting Weekdays: October 12, 2021, through October 29, 2021, 9am-5pm
    • Early Voting Weekends: October 16, 2021, and October 23, 2021
    • Election Day: November 2, 7am-7pm
    • Absentee Ballot Dropbox: Elections and Registration Office, 121 South McDonough St., Jonesboro, GA 30236
    • Voting Locations: City Hall, 1500 Morrow Road, and Elections and Registration Office, 121 South McDonough St., Jonesboro, GA 30236
  • Riverdale
    • Early Voting Weekdays: October 12-30, 8am-5pm
    • Early Voting Weekends: October 16 and October 17, 9am-4pm
    • Election Day: November 2, 7am-7pm
    • Voting Location: Riverdale Town Centre Multipurpose Room, 7210 Church Street, Riverdale GA, 30274

From State Rep. Rhonda M. Burnough: “Legacy Letters” Records the History of Black Women Elected to Serve Clayton County

RIVERDALE, Ga. – Collaborating to document this defining moment, 41 Black women elected to office collaborated to pen letters that celebrate Black excellence.

“When we realized that Clayton County had the most Black women elected to office in the country, we decided to take a photo to capture the moment. But such a powerful moment in time deserved more recognition, so we decided to write a book where we could share our experiences with young ladies,” says State Rep. Rhonda Burnough (D-Riverdale).

“Legacy Letters: A Gift for Tomorrow’s Leaders” is a collection of letters to young women created by the Black women who currently hold office in Clayton County. The letters include information about how career paths were chosen, personal advice on their journeys and how to achieve success. Insight into each elected position and the role in ensuring the county runs properly offers teachable moments for readers of all ages.

“The reason it was important for me to participate is that I want little girls who look like me to know that all things are possible. I want them to know, for a fact, that they can do or be whatever their heart desires. With dedication, determination and desire all things are possible, even for each of them.” State Court Judge Margaret Spencer

The book also features includes a letter written by the late Sonna Singleton Gregory, the beloved District 1 County Commissioner who passed from ovarian cancer in May. Her legacy is also celebrated throughout the book with pictures and tributes to her accomplishments.

“As Clayton County’s youngest elected official, participating in this history-making book has been a privilege, honor and responsibility. I’m excited for the readers from every age, gender, race and zip code who will learn about the leadership and excellence in my hometown. It is my hope that someone somewhere reads our stories and sees themselves . . . becoming emboldened and inspired to take up space in the name of good trouble. Our young people cannot be what they cannot see.” Jasmine Bowles, Board Member – District 1.

“From a conversation on a call with 1000 Phenomenal Black Women, I learned that Clayton County Georgia had the most black female elected women in the USA,” says State Rep. Sandra Scott Givens (D-Rex). “Legacy Letters” is the beginning of a New Direction for our girls, daughters, and young ladies across the world. It is amazing that 41 Phenomenal Black Elected Women in Clayton County Georgia have come together and created a book of inspiration, guidance, hope, and strength. It is my hope that young ladies will read each letter and let them become part of their daily bread.”

On Tuesday, October 5, the 41 women gathered to celebrate the book release and their latest contribution to the Clayton County community at Arts Clayton Gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Representative Rhonda Burnough represents the citizens of District 77, which includes portions of Clayton County. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016 and currently serves on the Special Committee on Election Integrity and the Economic Development & Tourism, Governmental Affairs, Higher Education and Small Business Development committees.

To pre-order this book, please fill out this form, after which you can do either of the following:

  • send it as a PDF to with a $22 payment via Cash App to $RhondaBurnough (extra $2.00 to cover Cash App fee)
  • mail completed and printed form with $20 payment to: Rhonda Burnough, 7843 Clearview Circle, Riverdale, Georgia 30296

If you are not able to pick up your books from Rhonda Burnough or Sandra Scott, please include an extra $3.00 to your book order for shipping costs.

Questions? Please contact Rhonda Burnough at or 404 702-4276.

VIDEO: Clayton County District 1 Runoff Candidate Forum

Last night, we were glad to have Alaina Reaves join us for our Runoff Candidate Forum for District 1, to which we also invited Dr. Aleika Anderson. We asked Ms. Reaves the big questions on how she would move District 1 and Clayton County forward. Attendees submitted several questions in the chat. You can watch our forum on our Facebook page and now on our Youtube channel as well.

We hope that this candidate forum has been informative for District 1 voters before voting in the runoff begins.