Elections & Voter Registration

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.

Municipal Election - November 7, 2023

What offices will be elected? 

Mayor, City Council Post 1, and City Council Post 2 will be elected. All positions of the Mayor and Council are non-partisan positions.

How long is the term? 

The term ends December 31, 2027

When can I announce my candidacy for office?

A candidate may announce at any time but must register a Declaration of Intent with the City Clerk’s office before accepting any campaign contributions. Regular reports on campaign funds and expenditures will also be required.  

When is the Qualifying Period?

Qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2023 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023.

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 during Qualifying Week.

CCDR– Campaign Contribution Disclosure Repor

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 state-mandated qualifying fee for a Council post is $234, and the qualifying fee for the Mayor post is $342.

What other qualifications do I have to meet? 

To be eligible for the office of Mayor or Council Member, elected or appointed, 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 next preceding the time of the holding of the election in which a candidate.

What is the voter registration deadline for the election? 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 5 p.m.

What time do the polls open/close on Election Day?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on each Election Day.  However, any voter who is in line waiting to vote at 7 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? 

City of Fayetteville Charter and Code of Ordinances

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

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Early Voting Locations:

Fayette County Elections Office

140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Fayette County Library

1821 Heritage Parkway
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Tyrone Recreation Offices

945 Senoia Road
Tyrone, Georgia 30290

Peachtree City Library

201 Willowbend Road
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269