General Election Qualifying Information
A General Election for the City Dunwoody will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing three (3) members of City Council.
A General Election for the City Dunwoody will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing three (3) members of City Council. The City Council posts to be voted on are Post 1, currently held by Pam Tallmadge, Post 2, currently held by Jim Riticher, and Post 3, currently held by Doug Thompson.
The qualifying period for the November 7, 2017 General Election will open at 8:30 am on Monday, August 21, 2017 and will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
The hours of qualifying each day will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with one hour allowed for the lunch break (Georgia Election Code 21-2-132). Any person desiring to run for office shall qualify in the Office of the City Clerk by filing a Notice of Candidacy. The qualifying fee for the office of a City Council post is $360.00 (three hundred sixty dollars), which is 3% of the total gross salary of the preceding year (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131). All qualifying fees shall be paid at the time of qualifying (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131).
The qualifications to run for office include: candidate must be a resident of the City of Dunwoody for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election; candidate must continue to reside in the City of Dunwoody during their period of service; candidate must continue to be registered and qualified to vote in the municipal elections of the City of Dunwoody. In addition, no person will be eligible to serve as a council member representing a council district unless that person has been a resident of the district they seek to represent for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election and continues to reside in their district during their period of service.
For questions or for more information please contact Sharon Lowery, City Clerk, at 678-382-6711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.