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Elections

Upcoming Election 2019

November 5, 2019: City of College Park Municipal Election
December 3, 2019: City of College Park Runoff Election (if needed)

Final List of Qualified Candidates for November 5, 2019 Election:
(TBD)

Qualifying Fees

Mayor:
$968.02
Councilmember: Ward 1 - $856.21
Councilmember: Ward 3 - $856.21


Municipal Elections

Qualifying Dates: August 19-23, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
in the Office of the City Clerk (O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132 (c) (3) & SB 199)

Information for Citizens:

CLICK HERE for Poll Watchers Information
CLICK HERE for Qualifications to be a Poll Watcher

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State
The Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county and federal elections. They are responsible for certification of election results as well as certifying the qualification of candidates and preparation of ballots and election forms and materials.

Please follow this link to the official Georgia Secretary of State website: sos.ga.gov

Interim Policy on Political Signs
Whereas it is the intent of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park to provide every person or group the greatest opportunity to express themselves on matters of public concern, it is the policy of Mayor and Council of the City of College Park that political signs shall be permitted to be erected or displayed throughout the City, without first obtaining a sign permit, at any time subject to the following conditions.


Rules of Determining Residence

§ 45-2-1. Persons ineligible to hold civil office; vacation of office; validity of acts performed while in office
The following persons are ineligible to hold any civil office; and the existence of any of the following facts shall be a sufficient reason for vacating any office held by such person; but the acts of such person, while holding a commission, shall be valid as the acts of an officer de facto, namely:
(1) Persons who are not citizens of this state and persons under the age of 21 years; provided, however, that upon passage of appropriate local ordinances, citizens of this state who are otherwise qualified and who have attained 18 years of age shall be eligible to hold any county or municipal office, except such offices of a judicial nature. The residency requirement for a candidate for any county office, except offices of a judicial nature, shall be 12 months residency within the county.

The residency requirement for a candidate for any municipal office, except offices of a judicial nature, shall be 12 months residency within the municipality; provided, however, that municipalities may by charter provide for lesser residency requirements for candidates for municipal office, except offices of a judicial nature.

Notwithstanding anything in this paragraph to the contrary, the General Assembly may provide by local law for a period of district residency for candidates for any county or municipal governing authority or board of education who are elected from districts not to exceed 12 months residency within the district from which each such candidate seeks election. Any local law previously enacted by the General Assembly providing for a period of district residency for candidates for county or municipal office which does not exceed 12 months shall be granted full force and effect.