Terms for elected officials are four years, with elections being held every two years. The candidate receiving a majority of votes shall be declared elected. If a candidate does not receive a majority of the votes, a run-off election will be held. To be eligible for office in the City of Acworth, a person must be 18 years of age and meet the requirements of a qualified voter in the City of Acworth as prescribed by State law, and must have been a resident of the City of Acworth for 12 months. Elected officials take office at the first regular meeting in January after the election.
The City of Acworth has one polling place (Roberts School) used for City elections and three polling places used for county, state and federal elections. Please check your voter's registration card to see which is your polling place, or call the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration at 770-528-2300. Voters must be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote. Voter registration applications may be obtained at the various public buildings: City Hall, Library, Cobb County Government Service Centers and the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration.
Please contact the City Clerk for further information.