Seats for the mayor, City Council president, six City Council members and three Board of Education members in Atlanta are up for election Nov. 3. Voters also will choose municipal judges for terms of four years.
Qualified candidates may file between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4 by picking up a one-page affidavit from the municipal clerk’s office at 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 2700. The fee for qualifying is $4,425 for mayor, $1,230 for council president, $1,184.19 for council and $444 for Board of Education.
All city offices are for four-year terms.
To qualify, you must be a resident of the city of Atlanta for at least 12 continuous months before the election, continue to live in the city for the period of service, and be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections in Atlanta. For district seats, you must reside in the council district you represent for at least one year immediately before the date of the election and must continue to reside in that district during the four-year term.
The three council seats up for election that represent Buckhead are Dists. 7, 8 and 9. Buckhead residents also will vote for three citywide at-large council members.
If no candidate receives a majority vote for a position, a runoff will be held Dec. 1.