Municipal (City) elections are scheduled and conducted in accordance with Georgia State law and the Lawrenceville City Charter and are generally held in odd years.A General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Lawrenceville City Hall to fill the following:
- Post 3 – Robert Clark
- Post 4 – Keith Roche
Municipal qualifying begins Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:30am and closes on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 4:30pm. The qualifying fee is $216.00.
All residents of the City of Lawrenceville who are registered voters have the ability to elect the mayor and city council members, or to vote on special referendums that affect city taxpayers. Please note that simply having a Lawrenceville mailing address does not necessarily entitle you to vote in Lawrenceville municipal elections: Only residents within city limits are eligible. If you are unsure of your status, contact the City Clerk at 678-407-6389 for verification by providing the address where you reside or check the Elections Boundary Map.
The Mayor and Council of the City of Lawrenceville currently serve four year staggered terms. The purpose of the staggered term provision is to ensure that at no time is the Council composed of a full panel of freshmen members. No person elected in the general municipal election shall serve as Mayor or Council member for more than 12 consecutive years. In order to qualify for the position of Mayor or Council member, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a one (1) year City of Lawrenceville resident as of the first Tuesday in November of the year for which you are qualifying.
- Must be a registered voter.
- Must state which seat/person for which you are qualifying.
- Must pay a qualifying fee of $216 (3% of Council pay) or, if running for the Mayoral seat, $288 (3% of Mayor’s pay).
Council meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Regularly scheduled work sessions are held on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 5:00 p.m. Special called meetings and work sessions are also called on an as-needed basis. Elected officials take office at the first organizational meeting in January following the election. Once elected, the Mayor and all members of Council must continue to reside in the City of Lawrenceville during their periods of service and remain registered voters. Additionally, they may not hold any other city office or city employment during any portion of the term for which they are elected.
Interested candidates should familiarize themselves with City operations, including but not limited to review of the Lawrenceville City Charter, City Codes/Ordinances, the Constitution of the State of Georgia, and guidelines set forth by the Georgia Government Transparency Campaign Finance Commission.