Candidate Qualifying Criteria

2021 Notice of General Election and Qualifying Information

Notice is hereby given that the City of Hapeville, Georgia shall hold the 2021 Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 7 am‐7 pm. A Municipality shall fix and publish a qualifying fee for each office to be filled in the upcoming election. Such fee shall be three (3) percent of the total gross salary of the office paid in the preceding calendar year including all supplements.

City elections are non-partisan and are conducted by the Fulton County Department of Elections. Elected officials serve terms of four (4) years and until their respective successors are elected and sworn in. The City Clerk serves as the Qualifying Officer and will be the person to receive your NOTICE OF CANDIDACY AND AFFIDAVIT.

Certain documents are required to be filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, or GGTCFC (formerly known as the State Ethics Commission). The website address is http://ethics.ga.gov/ and candidates should familiarize themselves with all forms, publications, and the requirements of candidacy for public office. All candidates should also familiarize themselves with the Constitution of the State of Georgia, City of Hapeville “Code of Ethics”, and may find the Rules and Regulations of the State Election Board helpful as well.

QUALIFYING FEES:

A Municipality shall fix and publish a qualifying fee for each office to be filled in the upcoming election. Such fee shall be three (3) percent of the total gross salary of the office paid in the proceeding calendar year. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131(a) the qualifying fees are:

OFFICESALARY

FEE 
Council at Large
(Incumbent) Travis Horsley
$7,800.00$234.00
Councilman 1st Ward
(Incumbent)Mark Adams
$7,800.00$234.00
Councilman 2nd Ward
(Incumbent) Chloe Alexander
$7,800.00  $234.00

                                                                                                                  
QUALIFYING PERIOD:

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-132, qualifying for the election shall be held at City Hall, 3468 N. Fulton Avenue Hapeville, Georgia beginning on Monday, August 16, 2021, through Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 8:30am‐12:00pm and from 1:00pm‐4:30 pm.

GEORGIA LAW REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Shall not have been convicted of a violation of primary or election laws, malfeasance in office, or felony involving moral turpitude or conviction of domestic violence.
  •  Shall not be the holder of any public funds illegally.

QUALIFYING PACKET:

2021 Hapeville Qualifying Packet

QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications to hold public office in the City of Hapeville pursuant to the Hapeville City Charter the Qualifications of Governing Body shall be as follows:

To be eligible for election as a council member from a designated ward, a person, at the time of qualification, must:

  • Shall have attained or passed his/her twenty-first (21) birthday;
  • Have resided in the city for not less than one (1) year immediately preceding the date of qualification for office, and be a resident of the ward from which he or she qualifies for at least 30 days prior to qualification and must continue in such residence during the term of office;
  • Be a qualified elector of the city; and
  •  Meet any other requirements as may be established by general state law. 

To be eligible for election as councilman-at-large and as alderman-at-large, a person, at the time of qualification, must:

  •  Have obtained the age of 21 years;
  • Have resided in the city for not less than one (1) year prior to the date of qualification and must continue such residence during the term of office;
  • Be a qualified elector of the city; and
  • Meet any other requirements as may be established by general state law.

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county, and federal elections. They are responsible for certification of election results as well as certifying the qualification of candidates and preparation of ballots and election forms and materials.

Please follow this link to the official Georgia Secretary of State website: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections.