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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.

Qualifying Information for the
November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election

The City of Johns Creek has established the dates and fees for Qualifying for the upcoming November 2, 2021 Municipal General Election for Council Seats Post 1, Post 3, Post 5, and the Mayoral Post.

The qualifying dates will be Monday, August 16, 2021 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. per the Georgia Election Code 21-2-132. Qualifying will be held in the City Clerk’s Office (3rd floor) at Johns Creek City Hall located at 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

The qualifying fee is $450 for each Council Seat, and $750 for the Mayoral Post which is three percent of the total gross salary for the preceding year. Please contact the City Clerk at 678-512-3212 should you have any questions or concerns.

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.

View early voting locations here.

Absentee Ballot

The State of Georgia allows absentee voting by mail and in-person.

Fulton County Elections

Important 2021 Election Dates

  • Monday, Oct. 4, 2021: Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November election
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021: Advanced voting begins [See early voting locations here]
  • Friday, Oct. 22, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for November election
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021: Date of Johns Creek Municipal Election

Free Candidate Training set for Tuesday, Aug. 3

Members of the community interested in running for public office are invited to attend a Workshop for Candidate Training at Roswell City Hall on Tuesday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This free workshop will be presented by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (GGT & CFC) (formally known as the State Ethics Commission).
The workshop introduces current public officials, candidates, and other interested members of the public to the Campaign Finance Act and how it applies to candidates and public officials. Topics may include preliminary matters, definitions, forms, reports, late filing fees, contribution limits and campaign records. Training staff from GGT & CFC will be conducting the workshop and will be available to answer questions.
Those interested in attending should RSVP by Thursday, July 29, 2021, to Marlee Press, Roswell City Clerk, at mpress@roswellgov.com or 770-594-6280.
Roswell City Hall is located at 38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075. The workshop will be held in Room 220.
For more information about this and other GGT & CFC training, visit ethics.ga.gov.