The City of Fayetteville is committed to providing each citizen of the City of Fayetteville with the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable manner in accordance with the Constitutions of the United States and the Code of Georgia.
Fayette County Elections Office:
The next Municipal Election for Mayor and City Council will be November 5, 2019, however there is a Special Election this November 6, 2018 for the purpose of changing the time of Sunday alcohol sales for restaurants in Fayetteville.
The City of Fayetteville has two voting precincts; the Fayette County Library located 1821 Heritage Parkway for those voters residing south of Highway 54 and the LaFayette Educational Center located 205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville for those voters residing North of Highway 54.
To be eligible for the office of Mayor or City Council, a person must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, must meet the requirements of a qualified elector for members of the General Assembly as prescribed by state law, must be a registered voter in the City of Fayetteville and must be a bona fide resident of the City of Fayetteville for one (1) year preceding the time of the holding of the election in which a candidate. No person shall be eligible to serve as a Mayor or City Council who shall have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude unless such person has received a full pardon and has all rights of citizenship restored.
No, these are part-time elected positions.
The Mayor and City Council serve four (4) year staggered terms.
The Mayor is the Chief Elected Official of the City government, presiding officer of the City Council, and responsible through the City Manager, for the efficient and orderly administration of the City’s affairs. He may conduct or authorize inquiries and investigations into the conduct of the City’s affairs and shall have such powers and duties as may be provided by ordinance not inconsistent with the Charter.
The fee is $330.00 for the Mayor Position and $240.00 for the Council Positions. This is 3% of the annual salaries for these positions and is the minimum amount required by State law.
You can announce your candidacy for office at any time; however, qualifying dates for the election will be announced later in the year.
You may collect contributions at any time; however, you are required to complete a “Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions” form and send it to the Secretary of State’s office.
The form is available at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (GA Ethics) by going to http://ethics.ga.gov. City Hall and the County Elections Office also can provide copies.