City of Jonesboro Municipal Elections
Ricky L. Clark, Jr.,CMC Elections Superintendent
The next scheduled election for the Jonesboro City Council is November 7, 2017. Qualifying to run for office shall be held at City Hall, 124 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Georgia beginning on Monday, August 21st through Wednesday August 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Municipal elections for Mayor and City Council are held and conducted in accordance with Title 2 of the O.C.G.A., the Georgia Election Code.
Candidates for Mayor and City Council run at-large and are voted on by the registered voters of the entire city, not by districts or posts or any geographic designation.
Municipal Elections are held in accordance with the Georgia Election Code and elected officials take their Oath of Office the first meeting in January immediately following their election. Officials serve four year terms and/or until their successors are elected.
The City of Jonesboro Municipal Elections are nonpartisan and are held without primaries.
Sec. 5.11. - Election of the City Council and Mayor
(a) There shall be a municipal general election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years.
(b) There shall be elected three (3) councilmembers in the 1997 election and at every other election thereafter. The mayor's seat and the remaining city council seats shall be filled at the election alternating with the first election so that a continuing body is created as provided for in the initial election held under this charter.
Sec. 5.14. - Special Elections; Vacancies.
In the event that the office of mayor or councilmember shall become vacant for any cause whatsoever, the city council or those remaining shall order a special election to fill the balance of the unexpired term of such official; provided, however, if such vacancy occurs within six (6) months of the expiration of the term of that office, the city council or those remaining may appoint a successor for the remainder of the term or may allow the office to remain vacant pending the next regular city election. In all other respects, the special election shall be held and conducted in accordance with the Georgia Municipal Election Code, O.C.G.A. § 21-3-1 et seq., as now or hereafter amended.
Call for Municipal Election
and Qualifying Information
Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, a special election shall be in the City of Jonesboro shall hold the 2017 Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7am- 7pm. Qualifying for the election shall be held at City Hall, 124 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Georgia beginning on Monday, August 21st through Wednesday, August 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on October 10, 2017. Early voting will be held commencing on October 16, 2017 and ending on November 3, 2017. Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on December 1, 2017.
Please note that early voting will take place at the Jonesboro City Hall and the General Election will be conducted at the Jonesboro Firehouse Museum.
Candidates are required to file certain documents with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, including:
Declaration of Candidacy and Affidavit
Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions
Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report
Financial Disclosure Statement
Register to Vote
Should you wish to register to vote, please visit the Clayton County Elections and Registrations Division.
For additional questions regarding Municipal Elections, please contact City Administrator Ricky L. Clark, Jr. at 770-478-3800 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org