Election Candidate Qualifying Information
The City of Clarkston will hold a Special Election on March 16, 2021 to fill the unexpired term of the City Council; said term expires December 31, 2021. Candidate Qualifying to run for this office will be held beginning on Monday, January 18, 2021 to Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, pursuant to state law.
About the City of Clarkston’s Government
There are six Council Members and a Mayor that comprise Clarkston’s government. Each office term is four years, and elections are staggered every two years.
Each city election is non-partisan, meaning that candidates do not represent any particular political party. Their individual party affiliations are not relevant to their City of Clarkston Government positions.
Meet your Elected Officials:
Mayor: Beverly H. Burks (2020)
Council Member/Vice-Mayor: Awet Eyasu (2015)
Council Member: Ahmed Hassan (2013)
Council Member: James Carroll (2017 Special Election)
Council Member: Debra Johnson (2019)
Council Member: VACANT
Council Member: Laura Hopkins (Elected 2019)
City Council Meetings
The Mayor and Council Members attend the monthly Work Sessions and Council meetings. Work Session are held the last Tuesday of each month and the Council Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, unless stated otherwise. The both Meetings start at 7:00pm, in the City Council Chambers, 3921 Church Street, Clarkston, GA 30021.
Clarkston Municipal General Elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each odd-numbered year (Georgia Election Code 21-2-9 (c), every two years. Polling occurs at the Clarkston First Baptist Church (3895 Church Street, Clarkston, GA 30021).
Requirements of elected members:
The Mayor and Council members are elected to serve a four year term of office and serve Clarkston at large (the entire city). Candidate must be 18 years old,
A Citizen of the United States
A bona fide resident of the City of Clarkston for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election
Must have no debts outstanding against them in favor of the city, county or state.
The candidate must be registered and qualified to vote in the municipal elections for the City of Clarkston and continue this qualification throughout their term of office.
Candidate must continue to reside in the City of Clarkston during their period of service;
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