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Yes, the cost is usually 3% of the annual salary of the elected office. The qualifying cost is published each year there is a municipal election, in the Marietta Daily Journal, prior to February 1 of that year. City Council - $360 Mayor -$540
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A person must meet the requirements of a qualified voter of the City of Powder Springs, as prescribed by State law, and must have been a resident of the City of Powder Springs for at least 12 months prior to the date in which he/she offers as a candidate, and, if elected, must continue to reside and be registered and qualified to vote in the municipality of Powder Springs throughout his/her term of office. A candidate must qualify during the advertised three day qualification period during the 3rd week of August of the election year at City Hall. The qualification fee for Mayor are $540 and $360 for City Council Member.
Municipal elections are held every two years on odd numbered years. For example: the Mayor and two At-Large Posts are up for re-election in 2023. In 2021, Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3 seats will be up for re-election.
A candidate must qualify during the advertised three day qualification period during the last week of August of the election year at City Hall. The qualification fee for Mayor are $540 and $360 for City Council Member. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the mayor and members of the city council shall serve for terms of four (4) years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless he or she shall have been a resident of the city for a period of twelve (12) months immediately prior to the date of his or her qualifying for the office of mayor or member of the city council; and the mayor or councilmember shall continue to reside therein during his or her period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city.