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.