The City of Holly Springs will hold a Municipal Special Election in conjunction with Cherokee County General Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The purpose of General Election is to fill the unexpired term of the City Council Ward 4 seat.
Qualifying dates and fees are set by state law. All potential candidates are qualified by the City Clerk. Qualifying will be held at City Hall beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. and closing Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. The qualifying fees are set in accordance with O.C.G.A 21-2-131(1)(A) at three (3) percent of the total gross salary of the office paid in the preceding calendar year, which $180 for Councilmembers.
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, Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions (DOI), Media Release Form, and pay the Qualifying Fee at the City Clerk's office during the designated qualifying dates and time.
Municipal General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit their website: http://voter.cherokeega.com.
Polls will open for the November 2, 2021, 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 2nd election will be conducted at the Cherokee County Board of Elections, located at 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100, Canton, GA 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 2, 2021 election is October 4, 2021. 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 by an at-large popular 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. City elections are nonpartisan, meaning candidates do not run as members of a particular political party, and their individual party affiliations are not relevant to their positions in local government.
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.
Karen Norred, CMC, ACHRM
City Clerk/Human Resources Director
3237 Holly Springs Parkway, Holly Springs, GA 30115
P.O. Box 990, Holly Springs, GA 30142
Ph: (770) 345-5536 Fx: (770) 345-0209
Hours:Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm