November 8, 2022, Special Municipal Election
**If you desire to vote absentee by mail for this special election, you will need to request a second Absentee Ballot by Mail application and make a notation on it that the application is for the Special election.**
Who are the candidates for the special municipal election?
Qualifying began at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14th, and ended at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16th, at City Hall. Qualifying packets were available for pick up at the City Clerk's office beginning Tuesday, September 6th. The following candidates have qualified for City Council Post 3 (listed in alphabetical order by last name):
Mark D. Gelhardt, Sr.
When is the special municipal election?
The special election shall be conducted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the purpose of electing a council member for Post 3. The candidate elected in said election shall serve the remainder of the term for Post 3, which ends December 31, 2025. The runoff election, if needed, will be on December 6, 2022.
(Candidates must receive 50% plus one vote to win the seat).
When is Early Voting?
MONDAY-FRIDAY: OCTOBER 17-21 ( 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. )
SATURDAY-OCTOBER 22 (9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. )
MONDAY-FRIDAY: OCTOBER 24-28 (9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M. )
SATURDAY-OCTOBER 29 (9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M.)
MONDAY-FRIDAY: OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 4 (9:00 A.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M.)
Where will Early Voting take place?
Here are the locations in Fayette County for Early Voting:
- FAYETTE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE
140 STONEWALL AVE, SUITE 100
FAYETTEVILLE, GA 30214
- FAYETTE COUNTY LIBRARY
1821 HERITAGE PKWY
FAYETTEVILLE, GA 30214
- PEACHTREE CITY LIBRARY
201 WILLOW BEND RD
PEACHTREE CITY, GA 30269
- TYRONE RECREATION OFFICE
945 SENOIA RD
TYRONE, GA 30290
What offices will be elected?
City Council Post 3
How long is the term?
The term ends December 31, 2025
When can I announce my candidacy for office?
A candidate may announce at any time but must register with the City Clerk’s office before accepting any campaign contributions with a Declaration of Intent. Regular reports on campaign funds and expenditures will also be required.
What forms are due in addition to the qualifying affidavits?
All forms are filed at the City Clerk’s office:
- DOI - Declaration of Intent to Accept Campaign Contributions (must be filed before accepting any contributions)
- RC – Registration of a Campaign Committee (if you will have a committee working for your campaign)
- NOC - Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit – This is the Qualifying Form due September 14-16th
- CCDR– Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report
- Affidavit of $2,500 or less in total contributions eliminates filing requirement
- If contributions/expenditures exceed $2,500 but are less than $5,000, Candidate shall be required to file the 06/30 and 12/31 reports
- If no affidavit has been filed, the Candidate shall file per the following schedule: 01/31, 04/30, 06/30, 09/30, 10/25 and 12/31 or for special elections 15 days prior to the election date and 12/31. Additional reports may be required if there is a run-off.
- PFDR – Personal Financial Disclosure Report – due 15 days after the candidate’s qualifying date.
Contact the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (www.ethics.ga.gov) for more information on filing requirements and forms.
What is the qualifying fee?
The qualifying fee for a Council Post is $432. This is 3% of the annual 2022 salary for these seats and is the minimum amount required by State law.
What other qualifications do I have to meet?
A candidate must be at least 21 years old, registered, and eligible to vote in the election, and must be a Peachtree City resident for at least six months prior to the election.
If elected, what salary would I receive?
City Council members receive $14,400 per year in monthly installments.
What is the voter registration deadline for the election?
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 5 pm
What time do the polls open/close on Election Day?
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on each Election Day. However, any voter who is in line waiting to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Early voting and advance voting will also be held by the Fayette County Board of Elections in accordance with state law.
Can I wear a campaign button into the polling place?
No person may campaign; distribute literature of written or printed matter of any kind; wear campaign buttons, signs, pins, stickers, T-shirts, etc.; circulate petitions, or perform similar activities within 150 feet of the building in which a polling place is located.
Where can I obtain additional information?
Georgia Secretary of State
www.sos.state.ga.us or 404-656-2871
Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission
www.ethics.ga.gov or 404-463-1980
Fayette County Elections Office
www.fayettecountyga.gov/elections or 770-305-5408
City Clerk’s Office - Peachtree City City Hall
151 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City
Yasmin Julio, City Clerk
Stacey Collins, Deputy City Clerk