2020 Municipal Election Information

NOTICE OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION

The City of Holly Springs will hold a Municipal Special Election in conjunction with the Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. along with the Cherokee County General Election.

The purpose of General Election is to fill the following seats: Mayor, Council Ward 3, and Council Ward 5. All Wards are city-at-large positions with geographic residency requirements. Below is a list of candidates:

Mayor
Steve Miller (Incumbent)

Ward 3
Michael Zenchuk (Incumbent)

Ward 5
Jeffrey D. Wilbur

The purpose of the Special Election being held is in accordance with the recent enactment of House Bill 1087.


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Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from City of Holly Springs ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of up to $409,900.00 of the appraised value of the homestead for residents of that city who are 62 years of age or older?"


Municipal General Election:   Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Absentee mail-out, in-person early voting and voter registration information call 770-479-0407.

On Election Day, voters will be required to vote at their Cherokee County polling locations. For more information or to locate your polling place; or dates/times/locations for absentee and early voting – please call 770-479-0407; Email: voterhelp@cherokeega.com; or visit their website: http://voter.cherokeega.com.

Polls will open for the November 3, 2020, election at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m., at all applicable County precincts.  Computation of votes cast in the November 3rd election will be conducted at the Albert L. Stone Elections Building, 400 East Main Street, Canton, Georgia 30114.  This and all City of Holly Springs’ elections are governed by the Municipal Election Code of the State of Georgia and the City Charter.  A copy of the ordinance and/or resolution calling for the election is on file, together with other relevant documents, for inspection at the City Clerk’s Office, 3237 Holly Springs Pkwy, Holly Springs, GA., between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The voter registration deadline for the November 3, 2020 election is October 5, 2020.  You may register at http://voter.cherokeega.com.


About the City of Holly Springs' Government

The City of Holly Springs government consists of a Mayor and five Council Members. The term of each office is four years. The elections are staggered every two years.The City of Holly Springs is divided into five geographic wards, which are elected at-large by plurality vote. Candidates must reside in the ward he or she is running for when he or she qualifies as a candidate. Elected officials shall continue to re the ward he or she qualified for the duration of their period of service as well as continue to be registered and eligible to vote in municipal elections of the City.

Candidates elected to office in the November election take office in the month of January of the following year. They will be sworn in at the first Council meeting of the year

Qualifying Information
Qualifying dates and fees are set by state law. All potential candidates are qualified by the City Clerk. Qualifying fees are 3% of the Mayor’s and Councilmember’s annual salaries, $360 and $180 respectively.


If someone is considering seeking any of these positions, prior to soliciting campaign contributions, they must file a “Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions” and they may also file a “Registration form for a Campaign Committee other than Candidate.” Potential candidates must also complete a Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report and Personal Financial Disclosure Statement. All campaign and financial reports are filed with the City Clerk.

To Qualify for Candidacy:
To be eligible for office you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a registered voter in Cherokee County;
  • Be a resident of the City of Holly Springs;
  • Reside within the designated geographical boundaries for a period of a minimum of one year;
  • Have all public monies accounted for;
  • Never have been  convicted and sentenced for fraudulent violation of election laws, malfeasance in office, or  felony involving moral turpitude  or conviction of domestic violence under the laws of this State or any other State of the United States, unless the candidate’s civil rights have been restored and at least ten years have elapsed, from the date of completion of  the sentence, without a subsequent  conviction of another felony involving moral  turpitude;
  • Pay the appropriate qualifying fee; file a pauper’s affidavit or qualify as a write-in candidate
  • Qualify to run in the Office of the City Clerk on the dates/times specified

You must file a Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit at the City Clerk's office during the designated qualifying dates and time.