Public Notice of Logic & Accuracy Testing for the Fayette County December 5, 2023, Municipal Runoff Election
Intent to Process or Tabulate Early for the Fayette County December 5, 2023, Municipal Runoff Election
DECEMBER 5th, 2023, Municipal Runoff Election Information
Towns / Cities in Fayette County that will be voting for Mayor, Councilman races in the December 5th, 2023, Municipal Runoff election is as follows:
CITY OF PEACHTREE CITY
Note: The only electors (registered voters) that qualify to vote in the December 5th , 2023, Municipal Runoff Election are electors (Registered Voters) that reside in the incorporated Town / City (Within City limits or you pay City taxes) limits. Feel free to give the Fayette County Elections office a call at (770)305-5408 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
THE DECEMBER 5, 2023, RUNOFF MUNICIPAL ELECTION
EARLY VOTING DATES ,TIMES & LOCATIONS
EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
FAYETTE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE
175 JOHNSON AVENUE, SUITE B
FAYETTEVILLE, GA 30214
PEACHTREE CITY LIBRARY
201 WILLOW BEND RD
PEACHTREE CITY, GA 30269
EARLY VOTING DATES & TIMES FOR BOTH LOCATIONS
Mon - Fri, NOVEMBER 27th, 2023 - DECEMBER 1st, 2023
(9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Or call us at (770)305-5408
ABSENTEE BY MAIL VOTING
We are currently accepting applications to request an Absentee by Mail ballot for the December 5th, 2023, Municipal Runoff Election. Requests must be on a state approved form, which you can find in the link below. Simply print the form, complete and sign. Once you are done, you can drop off your voted ABM ballot at the Fayette County Elections & Registration Department located in the Registrations Lobby (Inside) at 175 Johnson Ave, Fayetteville GA 30214, or send it in the mail, or scan and email to email@example.com.
The deadline to request an Absentee Ballot by Mail for the December 5th, 2023, Municipal Runoff election is November 24th, 2023, by 5:00 PM..
You can still submit an application to request an ABM ballot online until 11:59 pm on November 24th, 2023, through the MVP website at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/
***Note: The deadline to have your voted ABM ballot back is by 7:00 pm elections day, Tuesday December 5th, 2023.***
FAYETTE COUNTY DROP BOX LOCATION:
(located inside the registration lobby)
Fayette County Elections Office (Inside)
175 Johnson Ave, Suite B
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
Available Dates & Times to drop off absentee by mail ballots in the Drop Box is below:
Mon - Fri, November 27th, 2023 - December 1st, 2023
(9 am to 5 pm)
Note: The Absentee Ballot Drop Box will be closed 11 days before Election Day, Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. You can return your voted ABM ballot by mail or dropped off at 175 Johnson Ave, Fayetteville GA 30214 If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (770)305- 5408 (This is the only place you can return your voted ABM ballot)
Notice of Relocation
August 4, 2023 we are pleased to announce the completion of our new office building at 175 Johnson Ave., Fayetteville, GA 30214. We look forward to serving you at our new location. Our telephone number will remain the same: (770) 305-5308. Please update your records with our new address.
We will be moving on September 4, 2023, and starting business at our new location on September 11, 2023.
We will be fully operational at 140 Stonewall Ave. West, Ste 208, Fayetteville, GA 30214 until September 8, 2023
Our new facility offers us the opportunity to better serve our voters. We look forward to continuing to serve your election needs and work with you at our new location.
Fayette County Board of Elections
175 Johnson Ave., Suite B
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Secretary Raffensperger: Georgia's Voter Lists Are the Cleanest in the Nation
Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ensures Georgia’s voter lists are the cleanest in the nation and is announcing routine and legally required updates as part of the non-election year list maintenance effort.
“Georgia’s voter lists are the cleanest in the nation because of our membership with Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC)," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. "Clean lists lessen the burden on our counties, provide appropriate resources in each precinct, and ensure the voter has a smooth experience at the polls,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
183,584 voter records will be placed into inactive status if voters do not respond to a mailed confirmation notice. These records have not had any activity in 5 full calendar years, which includes not voting during any election since before 2018. Any records that turn inactive as part of this process will remain on the voter rolls for two more even-year general elections. Voters who have inactive status can still vote. However, if these 183,584 voters do not vote or otherwise contact their county elections office by December 31, 2026, then they will be eligible for removal in 2027 in accordance with state and federal law.
Raffensperger Maintains Accurate Voter Lists for Georgia, Works with Counties to Update Inaccurate Data from Voter Rolls
Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is announcing further actions to secure the cleanest voter lists in the nation. Clean lists ensure a smooth check-in process for voters, making it easier for county election to do their job. Between now and early December, county election offices will mail 127,904 notices to Georgia voters who have filed a National Change of Address (NCOA) form with the US Postal Service indicating they have likely moved from one address within their county to another. According to Georgia law, voters on this list will be automatically updated to their new address within the county. These voters do not need to respond to the notice to keep their Active status.
“Getting rid of bad and inaccurate voter data from the voter rolls helps prevent fraud, making it easier for county officials to do their jobs, and strengthens confidence in Georgia’s election results,” said Secretary Brad Raffensperger. “We are proud that we’ve continued to strengthen our list maintenance process and reaffirm our commitment to accurate voter lists.”
Already this year, an additional 688,394 pieces of mail have been sent to voters as part of list maintenance procedures, which includes 185,208 notices mailed in September reflecting 100,685 voters who filed Out-of-State National Change of Address forms and 84,523 Out-of-County National Change of Address forms.
The 688,394 pieces of mail also include 82,077 notices sent to voters who may have moved out of state and 37,285 postcards sent to voters who possibly moved within the state using information received from Georgia’s membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). These are voters who appear to have moved based on data from the Department of Driver Services.
Georgia will continue to conduct list maintenance throughout this year in preparation for the 2024 election cycle, a continuation of robust steps taken by Secretary Raffensperger to ensure the most accurate voter records as Georgia heads into the 2024 Presidential election.
Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
2024 Dates for Newly Elected Officials Institute:
February 28-March 1, 2024, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel, in Athens, GA
March 20-22, 2024, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Georgia 31793
Registration will open in October 2023.
The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation (O.C.G.A. 36-45-1) requiring all persons elected as members of a municipal governing authority who were not serving as members of a municipal governing authority on July 1, 1990, to attend and satisfactorily complete a training program specifically designed for newly elected municipal officials. The Georgia Municipal Association and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government are pleased to provide this required training to Georgia’s newly elected municipal officials.
The Newly Elected Officials Institute provides an opportunity for mayors and councilmembers to increase their knowledge and understanding of city government, especially as it relates to the role and responsibility of the elected official. The training provides information designed to increase the awareness of the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of city officials. Further, the course provides six hours of credit toward the voluntary training certificate program available through the Municipal Training Institute.
Municipal elected officials that have served before and have been reelected are required to take the Newly Elected Officials Institute again if they have been out of office for more than four years or more than one term, whichever is longer.
The Newly Elected Officials Institute is offered annually, generally in February or March.
For more information, contact the Georgia Municipal Association at: www.gacities.com
DID YOU VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT THIS ELECTION?
IF YES, PLEASE CALL 1-833- 547- 8683 (VOTE) TO DISCOVER IF YOUR PROVISIONAL BALLOT WAS COUNTED.
The Board of Elections and Voter Registration is responsible for administering honest, fair, and impartial federal, state, and local elections and for maintaining accurate voter registration records. All work is carried out under the guidelines of federal and state laws.
Advance/In Person Voting
Fayette County Elections and Voter Registration and The Board Members would like to remind the citizens of Fayette County that voting Advance/In Person is the same as voting absentee. Your voting record will reflect “Absentee Ballot” if you choose to vote early. If you choose to vote on Election Day at your polling location, your voting history will be notated with the word “Regular.”
Next Scheduled Board of Election / Runoff Certification Meeting will be on December 8th, 2023, at 5 pm. It will be located at 140 Stonewall Ave West, Suite 100 Fayetteville GA 30214.
Members of the Board of Elections and Voter Registration
Aaron Wright, Chairman - (C) 404-580-9553
Gary Rower, Member - (C) 678-201-1256
Darryl Hicks, Member - (C) 404-558-1791
More information about upcoming elections can be found on the following websites:
Democratic Party of Fayette County
Joe Clark – Chairman
115 Peppermill Landing
Fayetteville, GA 30214
United States Federal Government