Voter Information

CITY OF ALPHARETTA

 

NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTION AND VOTER REGISTRATION


TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA:

 

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the seventh (7th) day of November, 2017, a non-partisan general election will be held in the City of Alpharetta, Georgia to elect three (3) members of the City Council (Posts 1,2 and 3) for a full four-year term each. All posts are at-large positions. Those candidates receiving a plurality of the votes cast for any position shall be elected.

The election shall be held at the regular polling places of the City of Alpharetta and the polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on the date fixed for the election. Advanced voting will be available at Alpharetta Library beginning on Monday October 16th and ending on Friday, November 3rd from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Saturday hours will be from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday hours will be 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Those residents who wish to qualify as a candidate in the election shall file a notice of candidacy in the Office of the City Clerk no earlier than 8:30 A.M. on August 21, 2017 and no later than 4:30 P.M. on August 23, 2017, and all candidates for election shall designate, at the time of qualifying, the post for which they are seeking election.  All candidates for election to City Council shall pay a qualifying fee of $450.00.

Those residents qualified to vote at the election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia, and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Alpharetta. Those residents who have not previously registered shall make application for registration no later than the close of business on October 10, 2017. Residents may make application for registration in person at City Hall or any other Fulton County, Georgia registration location, or in any other manner, and at any other location authorized by the laws of the State of Georgia.

 

                                                                                                                                Coty Thigpen, City Clerk

                                                                                                                                City of Alpharetta, Georgia

If you are not yet registered to vote in the City of Alpharetta, Fulton County or in national elections, here's how you can register:

 

To register to vote you must:

 

  • - Be a citizen of the United States
  • - Be a legal resident of Georgia
  • - Be at least 17 ½ years of age (at least 18 to vote)
  • - Not be serving a sentence for a conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude
  • - Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

 

Your social security number is required at time of registration. A number of registration locations are available around town prior to elections or you can contact the Fulton County Voter Registration office at 404-730-7072 or Voter Registration Division at the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

 


How do I register?

The Fulton County Voter Registration Division, 404-730-7072, handles voter registration for all Fulton County residents, regardless of the city or unincorporated area where they reside.

 

You must be registered as a resident within the area in which you intend to vote. You must be registered 29 days prior to the date of the election in which you wish to vote, and you must be registered.

 

You will be mailed a voter registration card from Fulton County. Your precinct and polling location will be designated on the card. For more information on voter registration, contact the Fulton County Voter Registration Division at 404-730-7072.



Absentee Voting

Alpharetta residents may cast their Absentee Ballot at the Fulton County Voter Registration Division located at 7741 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia.


 

Absentee Applications

Absentee applications can be obtained at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, or by faxing your request to 404-730-8839.

For further information regarding voting by mail, please contact the Fulton County Voter Registration Division by calling 404-612-7060 or by fax at 404-730-8839.



Advance Voting

For information on advance voting for Alpharetta residents contact Fulton County Voters Registration Division Office at 404-612-7020. You do not have to provide a reason to advance vote. 

 


You may register to vote at any of these locations:

 

In order to obtain an absentee ballot, a Fulton County registered voter fills out an application for official absentee ballot that can be obtained at City Hall. The Public Library, or from the Secretary of State website, www.sos.state.ga.us/elections. The application is then mailed to: Fulton County Voter Registration, Suite 4064, 141 Pryor Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, or can be faxed to Fulton County 404-730-8839. Fulton County will mail the ballot to the voter and the ballot is then mailed back to Fulton County.

 

Voters can go directly to the North Fulton Annex at 7741 Roswell Road, fill out the application, and vote.

 

Fulton County Government Building

141 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA

 

North Fulton Annex

7741 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA

 

College Park

 

Any public library or facility that issues driver’s licenses.

 

Mail-in registration forms are available for pick up at the Alpharetta City Hall.

 


Where do I vote?

Fulton County designates and manages the precinct boundaries and polling locations. To find out what precinct you are in as a voter or where you will vote, contact the Fulton County Board of Elections at 404-730-7020.

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