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Municipal Elections

About Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections are non-partisan and held in accordance with Title 2 of the Georgia Election Code. Candidates run at-large and are voted on by the registered voters; the candidate who receives the majority of votes cast wins their respective seat. Public Officials have staggered four-year terms, with elections every two years (Post 2, 4 and 6) and (Post 1, 3, 5 and Mayor).

In 2018, the City Charter was changed legislatively to reflect term limits for our Elected Officials.  Effective with the 2019 Elections, the Mayor nor Council Member shall serve for more than three consecutive terms, four-year terms of office and shall not include any partial terms of office.  In addition, no terms of office served prior to January 1, 2020 and no terms of office of office served as councilmember shall be considered in determining if a person has served more than three consecutive terms of office.

The City Clerk is the qualifying officer for the City of Johns Creek and citizens interested in qualifying to run for Mayor or City Council must:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Have lived within Johns Creek for 12 months immediately preceding elections
  • If elected, they must continue to live within Johns Creek during their period of service
  • Be registered and qualified to vote in Johns Creek Municipal Elections.

In addition, the person must file their candidacy affidavit as prescribed by the Georgia Election Code along with complying with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Please call the City Clerk at 678-512-3212 should you have any questions regarding qualifying or Municipal Elections.

2024 Election Information

Presidential Preference Advance Voting:

Presidential Preference Early Voting

2024 Election Key Dates
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Register to Vote

  • Online
  • In person / Print Application (If you prefer to print a blank State of Georgia voter registration application, complete the application, print, sign, and mail or take it to the Fulton County Board of Registrars Office: 130 Peachtree St SW Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303-3460)
The Fulton County Board of Registrars Office:
Phone: 404-612-2816
Email: elections.voterregistration@fultoncountyga.gov

 

Find Your Polling Location

Visit the Georgia Secretary of State website’s “My Voter Page” to locate your polling location.
 

Absentee Ballot

The State of Georgia allows absentee voting by mail and in-person. The last day to submit an absentee ballot application is October 27, 2023.
 

Fulton County Elections

Running for Elected Office

On November 7, 2023, an election will be held in the City of Johns Creek, Georgia to elect Council Members for Posts 2, 4, and 6. Fulton County will be conducting this election. Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2023. 
All Council Member positions shall be designated by posts numbered one (1) through six (6); however, all Council Seats are at-large positions.  All candidates for election to Council Member positions shall designate, at the time of qualifying, the post to which they are seeking election.

Any Johns Creek residents, who wish to qualify as a candidate for Council Member Posts 2, 4, or 6 in the November 7, 2023 election, shall file a Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit with the City Clerk’s Office (3rd floor) at Johns Creek City Hall, which is located at 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097.  The City Clerk serves as the qualifying officer for the City of Johns Creek. 

The election qualification dates and times are as follows:
Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
The qualification fee for each City Council Post is $450, which is 3% of the total gross salary for the preceding year.  For more details on qualifying, please review the 2023 City Council Candidate Qualifying Packet.
 
Per the City of Johns Creek’s Charter, in order to qualify for office, representatives must: 
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have lived within Johns Creek for 12 months immediately preceding elections
  • If elected, continue to reside within Johns Creek during period of service
  • Be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections in Johns Creek.
In addition, the person must file their candidacy affidavit as prescribed by the Georgia Election Code along with complying with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Please call the City Clerk at 678-512-3212 should you have any questions regarding qualifying or Municipal Election.
 

Candidate Resources

Qualifying Packet

2023 City Council Qualifying Packet [PDF]
 

Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission

Georgia Municipal Association

Handbook for Georgia Mayors and Councilmembers
 

Campaign Sign Rules and Regulations

Campaign Sign Guidance Handout [PDF]