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
Register to Vote
The Fulton County Board of Registrars Office:
- 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)
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
The State of Georgia allows absentee voting by mail and in-person.
Fulton County Elections
Fulton County Voter Informaton Packet includes information about the following:
- 2021 Voter Guide
- Early/Advance Voting Dates, Hours, & Locations (Includes Absentee Ballot Drop Box Locations)
- Fulton Votes (Fulton County’s Voting App Informational Download Insert)
- Poll Watcher Guidelines and Poll Watcher’s Request Form(s)
- Ordering of Voter List Instructions and Ordering Form
- Candidate’s Campaign Signage Information
- Public Notice of Computation and Canvassing of Returns Information
- Georgia Election Codes
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