General Election Notice

Qualifying Candidate List

The
City of Acworth, Georgia will hold a General Election on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021, to elect the following positions, elected at large:  Mayor, Alderman Post 4 and Alderman Post 5. For each office, the candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast shall be elected. Where no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, a Runoff election shall be held on NOVEMBER 30, 2021. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the election will be held at the following polling places:

ACWORTH 1A:      Northstar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144
ACWORTH 1B:      Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee St., Acworth, GA 30101
ACWORTH 1C:      North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main St., Acworth, GA 30101

Qualifying for candidates will open Monday, August 16, 2021 and close on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.  The hours for qualifying shall be between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day, but will close for a one (1) hour lunch break from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m.  Qualifying shall be held at City Hall (Board Room), 4415 Center Street, Acworth, GA  30101.  Each candidate must meet the qualifications for office as prescribed by State Law and Municipal Code. Each candidate or his or her designee shall file a Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit, such form is available at www.sos.ga.gov and will also be provided at the qualifying location. The qualifying fee shall be payable by cash, check, or money order made out to the City of Acworth in the following amounts:

                              MAYOR:                    $612.00
                              ALDERMAN:             $396.00

Residents of the City of Acworth may register to vote through the close of business Monday, October 4, 2021.  Those who are qualified to register to vote for this election may do so by clicking “Register to Vote” at www.sos.ga.gov/elections or by appearing in person at any of the designated places for registering Cobb County residents.  If you have moved into, out of, or within the city limits of Acworth and have not notified the Cobb Board of Elections and Registration, please do so no later than October 4, 2021.

Advance Voting will be available between October 12 and October 29. A schedule will be available on the www.CobbElections.org website no later than September 27.

Voters may apply to Vote-by-Mail by submitting an application to the Cobb County Elections Office between August 16 and October 22. Applications can be submitted by mail to P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649, by fax to 770/528-2458, or by scanning and emailing to absentee@cobbcounty.org. Applications are available at www.CobbElections.org or at www.sos.ga.gov. Mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2021 either through the mail or personally delivered.

City residents may call 770/528-2581 for any questions regarding registration or voting.

This 30th day of July 2021.

Janine Eveler, Director

Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration