Running for Office
The Mayor and Council serve four year staggered terms. The purpose of this provision is to ensure that at no time is the Council composed of a full panel of freshmen members. There are presently no term limits for these positions. In order to qualify for the position of Mayor or Councilmember you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a one (1) year City of Peachtree Corners resident as of the first Tuesday in November of the year for which you are qualifying.
- Must be a registered voter.
- Must state which seat/person for which you are qualifying.
- Must pay a qualifying fee of $240 (3% of Council pay) or, if running for the Mayoral seat, $270 (3% of Mayor’s pay).
All candidates running for office should make themselves familiar with the Georgia Ethics in Government Act . Interested candidates should also familiarize themselves with City operations, including but not limited to review of the Peachtree Corners City Charter, City Codes/Ordinances, the Constitution of the State of Georgia, and guidelines set forth by the Georgia Government Transparency Campaign Finance Commission.
Council meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month and work sessions are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please check dates on the City Calendar. Elected officials take office at the first organizational meeting in the January following the election. Once elected, the Mayor and all members of Council must continue to reside in the City of Peachtree Corners during their periods of service and remain registered voters. Additionally, they may not hold any other city office or city employment during any portion of the term for which they are elected.
Compensation for elected officials is as follows: Mayor receives $9,000.00 per year, and City Council members receive $8,000.00 per year. Attendance is expected at these meetings as well as during annual Strategic Planning Sessions, some required conferences and seminars, and budget review sessions. Elected officials are also expected to participate in county or community involvement programs, leadership programs, and encouraged to attend various city functions and events.
The qualifying fee for the office of Mayor is $270.00 (two hundred seventy dollars), which is 3% of the total gross Mayoral salary of the preceding year (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131). The qualifying fee for the City Council is $240.00 (two hundred forty dollars), which is 3% of the total gross councilmember salary of the preceding year (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131).
The qualifying dates will be August 19, 20 and 21, 2019. The hours of qualifying will be from from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and shall be conducted in the Office of the City Clerk, Kym Chereck (Georgia Election Code 21-2-132), 310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092.
Please note that candidates for public office are required to file forms with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (GGTCFC) (formerly known as the State Ethics Commission). On its website you will find candidate forms and reporting responsibilities . (Please note that there is paperwork due prior to qualifying.) All paperwork will be filed with the City Clerk. The City of Peachtree Corners uses EasyFile for their filing system. Log on to www.easyfile.com to register.
All candidates should be aware that the City of Peachtree Corners has a Sign Ordinance. Other restrictions regarding campaign activities can be found in the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) Title 21, also published as the Georgia Election Code and Rules of the State Election Board.
Voter Registration Lists
Voter Registration Lists are only obtainable from the Secretary of State’s office. Please note that the City's version of the voter list CANNOT be copied since it contains confidential information per OCGA 21-2-225.