Elections & Voter Registration
Fayetteville City Council adopts 2023 municipal election results
Fayetteville, Georgia – November 17, 2023 – The Fayetteville City Council during its November 16 regular meeting adopted the results of the November 7 municipal elections, which included the Mayor’s seat as well as the Post 1 and Post 2 City Council seats.
Mayor Ed Johnson, who was first elected mayor in 2015, was unopposed in his reelection bid. Post 1 Council Member Darryl Langford, first elected in 2019, also ran unopposed. Post 2 Council Member Joe Clark, first elected in 2019, was opposed by Cathy Vaught, with Clark receiving 1,000 votes to Vaught’s 499. Johnson, Langford, and Clark will continue to serve through 2027.
Fayetteville City Council members serve staggered four-year terms. The seats held by council members Scott Stacy (Post 3), Rich Hoffman (Post 4), and Niyah Glover (Post 5), will be up for election in 2025.
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
City of Fayetteville, Georgia municipal elections are managed by the Fayette County, Georgia Elections Office. For more information, visit www.fayettecountyga.gov/elections, call 770-305-5408, or visit their offices at 175 Johnson Avenue, Fayetteville.
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
- Where do I go to vote?
The City of Fayetteville has 2 voting precincts: the Fayette County Library located 1821 Heritage Parkway for those voters residing south of Highway 54, and the LaFayette Educational Center, located at 205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville for those voters residing North of Highway 54. You may also check the Secretary of State's office My Voter Page for your polling precinct: https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/
- What are the qualifications to run for office?
To be eligible for the office of Mayor or City Council, a person must be at least 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 1 year preceding the time of the holding of the election in which that person is a candidate. No person shall be eligible to serve as a Mayor or City Council member 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.
- Are the Mayor and City Council positions full-time?
No, these are part-time elected positions.
- How long is the term?
The Mayor and City Council serve 4-year staggered terms.
- What are the duties of the Mayor?
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.
- When can I announce my candidacy for office?
You can announce your candidacy for office at any time. However, in order to run for office, you must submit your application during qualifying, which is held at the Fayetteville City Hall Clerk's Office the third week in August before the election in November
- When can I collect contributions for my campaign fund?
You may collect contributions at any time; however, you are required to complete a "Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions" form (DOI) and submit it to the City Clerk's Office before you accept any contributions.