2021 Atlanta mayoral election

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Incumbent Mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms
Democratic



The 2021 Atlanta mayoral election will decide the next mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Incumbent mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced she will not seek reelection. The election will be held November 2, 2021, with a contingent runoff election scheduled for November 30, 2021 (the runoff will only be held if no candidate secures a majority of the vote in the initial round of the election).

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Potential

Endorsements

Keisha Lance Bottoms (withdrew)
U.S. President
Sharon A. Gay
  • Cedric Alexander, public safety expert[27]

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Antonio
Brown
Andre
Dickens
Sharon
Gay
Felicia
Moore
Kasim
Reed
Undecided
Lester & Associates (D)[A] May 26–30, 2021 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 13% 18% 10% 11% 13% 36%

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
Partisan clients
  1. ^ This poll was sponsored by Dickens's campaign

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