Atlantans vote in City Council District 3 runoff election

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Atlanta voters are heading to the polls for a special City Council runoff election Tuesday.

The election is to fill the District 3 seat, which was vacated after the death of Councilmember Ivory Young Jr. in November of 2018.

The final two candidates are Byron Amos and Antonio Brown.

Amos is a 46-year-old veteran political candidate who just resigned from the Atlanta Public School Board.

The Vine City resident says his focus is on affordable housing, job creation, and public safety.

Brown, a resident of Home Park, is 34-years-old and has never ran for office before.

He says his top three issues are economic mobility, affordable housing, and safety.

The vote is a big one that could alter the balance of power at City Hall – a crucial decision that may impact Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' agenda.

Amos has previously said he is friends with the mayor but argues that he wouldn't automatically be Bottoms' ally.

Brown says he has no ties and brings an independant, fresh perspective to the table.

For more information on the election and where you can vote, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website.