The election of a new Atlanta mayor, expected to require a runoff, is just one of many elections to watch across the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
In metro Atlanta, voters will also choose a new chairman for the Fulton County Commission and several replacements for the Georgia Legislature. The city of Roswell is selecting a replacement for Mayor Jere Wood, who was first elected in 1997.
Here are some races to watch on Tuesday in other states:
In Ohio, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act - Issue 2 on the November ballot - has caused plenty of debate. It would require the state, including the Ohio Department of Medicaid, pay the same or lower prices for prescription drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - which currently negotiates drug prices at least 24 percent less than other agencies. Read about Issue 2 on MyDaytonDailyNews.com | Ohio Election updates
Texas voters will decide seven proposed amendments to the state constitution, including Proposition 6, which would allow tax breaks for the spouses of police, firefighters and emergency workers killed in the line of duty. Read about Prop 6 and other Texas amendments on MyStatesman.com. | Texas election updates
- Virginia and New Jersey will elect new governors, replacing Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and Chris Christie in New Jersey.
- New York City voters will decide whether to re-elect Mayor Bill de Blasio, who faces a lesser-known Republican, Nicole Malliotakis.
- Mayor’s races are on the ballot in Charlotte, Boston, Detroit.
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To find out where to vote and download sample ballots, visit the Secretary of State Office’s online “my voter page” website: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.