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Election Information



Election for Council Post 3 presently held by Marci Campbell; Council Post 4 presently held by Christine Tucker; and Council Post 5 presently held by Dan Matthews will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 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 2018 General Election shall serve a term of office of two years, commencing on January 1, 2019. 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 20, 2018 through Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (closed each day from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.).  Qualifying fee is three (3) percent of salary ($72.00/Councilmember).


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 (last day to register to vote in this election is October 9, 2018).  


       *Requested absentee ballots will be mailed out starting October 15, 2018 through

         November 2, 2018

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

         10 Court Street, from October 15, 2018 through November 2, 2018 during the hours of 8:00

         a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

       *Saturday voting will be held at the Oconee County Board of Elections Office, 10 Court

         Street, on October 27, 2018 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.         


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