Peachtree City holds municipal elections for Mayor and City Council in odd numbered years. The next municipal election will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, for City Council Posts 1 & 2 (Imker, King).
Candidates who are elected will serve for four years. To be eligible to run, candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be a qualified elector (registered voter) of the City, and must have continuously resided and maintained his or her domicile in Peachtree City for at least six months immediately preceding the election. .
Muncipal candidates may announce at any time, but must complete a Declaration of Intent to accept campaign contributions and register a Campaign Committee with the City Clerk's Office. Contact City Hall at 770-487-7657 or email the City Clerk’s Office for more information.
Candidate Qualifying will open at 8:30 a.m. on August 31, and will close at 4:30 p.m. on September 4, 2015. This is the official filing of Notice of Candidacy to have the candidate’s name placed on the ballot. The qualifying fee for both seats is $360, per state law (3% of the annual salary).
Voter registration for the election will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 5. A run-off election, if required, will be held on December 1. Polls will be open on Election Day, November 3, and on the day of the run-off election, if required, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Advanced voting locations will be established in accordance with State law.
Election Information & Voting:
Voters may verify information by calling the Fayette County Elections Office (770-460-5730, Ext. 5141)
Voters may also visit the My Voter Page on the Secretary of State’s website to obtain the following information by logging into the site using your first initial, last name, county, and birthdate:
Forms and information are also available on how to register to vote on My Voter Page.
Military and overseas voters can also obtain information at My Voter Page.
The Secretary of State's home page is located at www.sos.state.ga.us. Their phone number is (404) 656-2871.
Municipal candidates are required to file several forms and reports with the City Clerk. For more information and an overview of requirements, visit the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (GGT & CFC). The information on the page includes an overview on candidates and candidate committees, as well as overviews on candidates’ financial reporting responsibilities and report forms. The GGT & CFC holds regular training classes for candidates at its office in Atlanta and other locations throughout the state.
To learn more about the laws/rules governing campaign finance, go to http://ethics.ga.gov/lawsrules/. A listing of the terminology used on the website can be found at http://ethics.ga.gov/education/terminology/.
For more information on what is required for candidates or campaign committees, call the GGT & CFC at 404-463-7740.