Public Notice of Call for Special Election in Conjunction with the 2018 November General Election
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-541 there will be a 2018 Special Election for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia held in conjunction with the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 General Election. The Special Election will be to allow the citizens of Johns Creek to consider the following two referendum questions:
( ) Yes Shall the governing authority of the City of Johns Creek, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits, or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.?
( ) No
( ) Yes Do you approve a new homestead exemption from City of Johns Creek property taxes for city purposes in the amount of the difference between the current year assessed value of a home and its lowest base year value, provided that the lowest base year value will be adjusted yearly by the lesser of 3 percent or the inflation rate?
( ) No
Please note the last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November 2018 General Election and Runoff Election is Oct. 9, 2018.
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.