It's a scary week in Atlanta. A few days after flesh-eating zombies, mutated teenage ninja turtles, and an army of spandex-wearing comic book characters invade your neighborhoods, ballot casters across the city will vote on who they want to lead the city, make policy decisions, and guide our schools.

Municipal elections happen once every four years. Tread lightly, and carefully, as these frightening decisions can lead to corrupt deals, unethical misdeeds, and sheer terror like hair-raising stadium votes, chilling city contracts, or PARKatlanta poltergeists.

CL recently mustered the strength to face Atlanta's political heroes and demons on your behalf. We toured Atlanta Council's horror-filled chambers, weathered ominous Board of Education debates, and stood tall with macabre mayoral candidates. We stayed up late many a night vetting each incumbent and challenger for skeletons in the closet. (What we could prove, at least.)

So dust the cobwebs off this year's election guide, unwrap a Mr. Goodbar or four, and proceed to the voting booth with caution. Don't let the wrong elected officials haunt City Hall for an entire term, or the next scream you hear could be your own ...

mayor
of
atlanta

We endorse Kasim Reed the mayor. But not Kasim Reed the politician.

atlanta
city
council

Adios, Cleta! Farewell, H. Lamar! Please don't go, Felicia!

atlanta
public
schools

Even if you don't have kids, you need to pay attention.

voter
tips and
information

News you can use on Election Day.

Questionnaire

Atlanta
City Council
District 1

Carla Smith | Robert Welsh | Bill Powell

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Atlanta
City Council
Post 2 At-Large

Aaron Watson | Mary Norwood

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Atlanta
City Council
Post 3 At-Large

H. Lamar Willis | Andre Dickens

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Atlanta
City Council
District 3

Ivory Lee Young Jr. | Patricia Crayton | Darrion Fletcher

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Atlanta
City Council
District 4

Torriel "Torry" Lewis | Cleta Winslow

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Atlanta
City Council
District 5

Natalyn Mosby Archibong | Christian Enterkin | John Paul Michalik | Matt Rinker

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Atlanta
City Council
District 6

Alex Wan | Mike Boyle | Tracey Austin

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Atlanta
City Council
District 7

Howard Shook | Abid Haque | Bobby Montgomery

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Atlanta
City Council
District 9

Felicia Moore | Ricardo Mosby | Duwon Robinson

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Atlanta
City Council
District 11

Keisha Lance Bottoms | Ron Shakir

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Atlanta
City Council
District 12

Joyce Sheperd | Michael Jackson

Questionnaire

Atlanta
City Council
President

Ceasar C. Mitchell | Rachele Fruit

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