Roll to the polls! Whether your voting plan involves taking your absentee ballot to a county drop box, voting early in person within your county, or voting at your assigned polling place on November 3, the Emory Votes Initiative has information to help you get where you need to go.

Early Voting

From October 12 to 30, Georgia voters may vote at any early voting location in the county in which they are registered. If you are on or near campus and registered to vote in DeKalb County, your closest advanced voting site is Bullock Science Center, Agnes Scott College, 100 E Dougherty St #298, Decatur, GA 30030 (voting hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday noon–6 p.m.).

How to get there

  • Free weekend shuttle! EVI is running a safe, dedicated Emory Votes shuttle between Woodruff Circle and Agnes Scott each Saturday and Sunday afternoon, October 17–18 and 24–25, from noon to 5 p.m. Sign up for a shuttle here.
  • On your own. If you prefer to head down to Agnes Scott at another time, we’ve charted three options from campus via existing shuttle and transit routes.

Georgia’s early voting period runs October 12–30. You may vote at any early voting location in the county where you’re registered. In DeKalb and Fulton counties, the early voting locations are open all those days. Take advantage of the flexibility and shorter lines to cast your ballot well before November 3. Bring ID and a mask.

  • Look up early voting locations, dates, and times for DeKalb and Fulton counties.
  • To figure out which site is closest to you, see map.
  • For those living on or near campus and registered in DeKalb, see below for transportation options.For a personal transportation plan from any local address to any local voting site, fill out this form and one will be emailed to you.

From Emory Campus

If you are on or near campus and are registered to vote in DeKalb County, your closest early voting polling place is in Decatur.

 

Free weekend shuttle

 

EVI will run a safe, dedicated Emory Votes shuttle between Woodruff Circle and Agnes Scott College each Saturday and Sunday during early voting.

  • Dates available: October 17–18, 24–25
  • Shuttles run noon–5 p.m.
  • Sign up for a shuttle here!

 

Or go on your own

 

If you prefer to head to Agnes Scott at another time, we’ve charted three options via existing shuttle and public transit routes.

  1. CCTMA Shuttle
    Runs Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
    https://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles/cctma
    Takes you to the bus station in downtown Decatur. From there it’s a 15 minute walk.
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  2. Dekalb Shuttle
    Runs Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–9 a.m. and 2:30–7 p.m. (no scheduled departures from Woodruff Circle in the morning, use Transloc shuttle tracking app)
    https://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles/south-dekalb-mall-commuter-transit
    Get off at the east edge of Agnes Scott, stop code 217. From there it’s a five-minute walk or less to the Bullock Science Center.
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  3. MARTA 19 Bus
    Runs every day, 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m. https://www.itsmarta.com/19.aspx
    Take the C shuttle to Clairmont Campus, then follow this route: https://goo.gl/maps/Muq6FuK85Gx6kChw7
    It takes you to the bus station in downtown Decatur. From there it’s a 15 minute walk.
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Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

You got your Georgia absentee ballot, filled it out, and signed it perfectly. Now, to spare it a return trip by mail, just drop it off yourself at any absentee ballot drop box in the county where you’re registered to vote. Drop boxes are secure and monitored 24 hours a day, and the ballots are collected daily.

For DeKalb voters living on or near campus, the two nearest drop boxes are

  • near Toco Hills and the Clairmont Campus: Toco Hill–Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033, and
  • in downtown Decatur: Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030.


To save the time, risk, and postage involved in returning your Georgia absentee ballot by mail, just drop it off yourself at any ballot drop box in the county where you’re registered to vote. Boxes are secure and monitored 24 hours a day. Ballots are collected daily.

Your ballot must be in the drop box no later than 7 p.m. on November 3, but aim for days or weeks earlier than that if possible. After you drop your ballot off, check its status in the lower left of My Voter Page until you see it has been received and accepted. You can also sign up for tracking texts through Ballottrax.

Where is your nearest county ballot drop box and how can you get there?

  • DeKalb or Fulton County voters in general: To locate your nearest drop box, see map.
  • For those living on campus and registered in DeKalb, see transportation options to the nearest drop boxes below.
  • For a personal transportation plan from your off-campus address to any local voting site, fill out this form and one will be emailed to you.

From Emory Campus

The two closest drop boxes are

  • TOCO HILLS: Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033
  • DECATUR: Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030

 

Transportation options to TOCO HILLS drop box

 

  1. MARTA 19 Bus
    Runs every day, 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m. https://www.itsmarta.com/19.aspx
    Take the C shuttle to Clairmont Campus, then follow this route: https://goo.gl/maps/FCUAR8FXbR4ChbDq9. From there it’s a three-minute walk to the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive.
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  2. Walk. Skip the MARTA bus and just head north from Clairmont Campus. It’s less than a mile up Clairmont Road to the library on McConnell Drive.
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Transportation options to DECATUR drop box

 

  1. CCTMA Shuttle
    Runs Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
    https://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles/cctma
    From the Decatur bus station, it’s a 3 minute walk to Decatur City Hall.
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  2. S. Dekalb Shuttle
    Runs Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–9 a.m. and 2:30–7 p.m. (no scheduled departures from Woodruff Circle in the morning, use Transloc shuttle tracking app)
    https://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles/south-dekalb-mall-commuter-transit
    Get off at Clairemont at Clairemont Oaks (stop code 173). From there it’s a 14 minute walk to Decatur City Hall.
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  3. MARTA 19
    Runs every day, 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m. https://www.itsmarta.com/19.aspx
    Take the C shuttle to Clairmont Campus, then follow this route: https://goo.gl/maps/Ed3XEpippdq4fvG46
    From the Decatur bus stop it’s a 3 minute walk to Decatur City Hall.
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Personal Transportation Plan

Off campus with no wheels of your own? Wherever you live and wherever you need to go, we can help plot your course. Fill out this form. Using existing shuttle and transit routes, Emory’s transportation program coordinator will write up a personal plan for you. She really wants to help you vote.