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QUALIFYING ELECTION NOTICE

 

Election for Council Post 3 presently held by Marci Campbell; Council Post 4 presently held by Mike Huff; and Council Post 5 presently held by Mike Link will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Watkinsville Community Center for Watkinsville West voters and at the Oconee Government Annex for Watkinsville East voters in Watkinsville, Georgia (please see voter registration card).

 

Those candidates elected to Posts 3, 4 and 5 in the 2016 Election shall serve a term of office of two years, commencing on January 1, 2017. Persons seeking election as a member of Council must designate the particular post for which they are offering as candidate. Candidates receiving a plurality of the votes cast for Council posts shall be declared the winner.

 

Candidates desiring to qualify for said election can qualify at the Watkinsville City Hall, 191 VFW Drive, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, starting Monday, August 29, 2016 through Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Qualifying fee is three (3) percent of salary.

 

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of the City for at least one year prior to the election. A candidate must be a qualified voter of the City registered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election and must never have been convicted of election fraud, a felony, crime involving moral turpitude or malfeasance in office. All qualified voters of the City of Watkinsville registered 30 days prior to election may vote in said election.  

 

       *Requested absentee ballots will be mailed out starting September 21, 2016 through

         November  4, 2016

       *Advanced voting (early voting) will be held at the Oconee County Board of Elections Office,

         10 Court Street, from October 17, 2016 through November 4, 2016 during the hours of                 8:00  a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

       *On Saturday, October 29, 2016, you may vote at the Board of Elections Office, 10 Court

         Street, ONLY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

If you have questions, please call Board of Elections office @ (706) 769-3958.