The Concerned Citizens of Stonecrest is hosting an Election Focus Study and mock election on Wednesday, March 8, 6 p.m., at the Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia.
Organizers say the event is not a debate or meet-and-greet with the candidates but rather an opportunity for Stonecrest residents to express their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes on a number of topics of concern. A moderator will ask the audience to share their views on public safety and education, parks and recreation, code enforcement, economic development and other topics as they relate to the new city. The audience will also participate in a mock election to choose City Council members and the mayor of Stonecrest.
Focus Study participants must provide identification showing that they live in one of the five districts in the city of Stonecrest. Participants also must have a cell phone with texting capability. Participants will see the results they submit by cell phone in real time. Those interested in participating in the Election Focus Study are encouraged to arrive early. The maximum capacity for this event will be limited to 155 participants.