The deadline to register for the November 5, General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2013. If you are not registered to vote, visit Fulton County's voter registration information website. You can also register at Sandy Springs City Hall (map) Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
How do I confirm my registration status?
To confirm your registration status, visit the Georgia Secretary of State website.
Advance Voting Information
Advance voting begins on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 and ends on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at the following locations:
North Fulton Annex
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 232, Sandy Springs (map)
Oct. 14-No.1, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
For additional information, call the Fulton County Voter Registration Office at 404-730-7072.
The deadline to register for the Nov. 5, 2013 election is Oct. 7, 2013. To register, individuals must be a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote, and at least 17.5 years of age. Individuals may not register if serving a sentence for a conviction of a felony offense or have been found mentally incompetent by a judge.
Residents who wish to register at Sandy Springs City Hall can request registration materials at the Revenue or Planning Permit Departments. Sandy Springs staff that have been trained and certified by the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections Department will be available to assist residents who want to register to vote. Sandy Springs City Hall is located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. City Hall is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Absentee Ballot Procedures
Fulton County registered voters may fill out an application for official absentee ballot.
The application can then be mailed to: Fulton County Voter Registration, 130 Peachtree St. S.W.; Suite 2186; Atlanta, GA 30303, or can be faxed to Fulton County, 404-730-8839.
If you are unable to download the ballot, Fulton County will mail it to you. The ballot must be mailed back and received by Fulton County by 7 p.m., Election Day. For additional information, call the Fulton County Voter Registration Office at 404-730-7072.
Your election day polling location can be found on the Georgia Secretary of State website.
You may also find your location in Sandy Springs by viewing this map. To view a list of polling locations, visit Sandy Springs Election Precinct Locations. Fulton County Elections Board has also posted a poll location tool for you to find your precinct for election day.
Georgia Voter Identification Requirements
Military and Oversees voting regulations and procedures
Elections in Sandy Springs
On April 2, 2013, the Sandy Springs Mayor and City Council approved amending the City Charter to reapportion the six electoral districts of the City of Sandy Springs.
Map of the Council Districts
Qualifying for candidates in the Nov. 5, 2013 Municipal Election has now closed. The qualified candidates are as follows:
Mayor: Rusty Paul, Bob Brown
District 1: John Paulson
District 2: Dianne Fries, Ken Dishman
District 3: Graham McDonald, Barbara Malone
District 4: Gabriel Sterling and Tochie Blad
District 5: Tibby DeJulio, Clayton Cole
District 6: Andy Bauman, Patty Berkovitz, Jennifer Steele, John Stoj, Sonja Tonpea
Sample ballots can be obtained through the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State website. First you'll need to enter your name, county and date of birth. A sample ballot will be available on the following page along with other information about your district.
General Election Information
Seats for the Mayor and six Council members in Sandy Springs are up for election during 2013. Qualified candidates may file for the Nov. 5, 2013, non-partisan election between Aug. 26-30, 2013, by picking up a one-page affidavit from the City Clerk’s office at 7840 Roswell Road Building 500. The fee for qualifying is $750 for Mayor and $360 for City Council. Per the City Charter, the mayor and members of the council shall serve for terms of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. Qualifications include:
- Resident of the City of Sandy Springs for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election for mayor or council member;
- Shall continue to reside therein during that person’s period of service;
- Continue to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal election of the City of Sandy Springs;
- Residing in the council district the person seeks to represent for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election; and
- Continues to reside in such district during the person’s period of service. If no candidate receives a majority vote for a position, a runoff election will be held on Dec. 3, 2013.
If no candidate receives a majority vote for a position, a runoff election will be held on Dec. 3, 2013.
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Qualifications for Elected Offices in Sandy Springs
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, the mayor and members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless that person shall have been a resident of the area comprising the corporate limits of the City of Sandy Springs for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election for mayor or councilmember, shall continue to reside therein during that person's period of service, and shall continue to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of the City of Sandy Springs. In addition to the above requirements, no person shall be eligible to serve as a councilmember representing a council district unless that person has been a resident of the district such person seeks to represent for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election for councilmember and continues to reside in such district during that person's period of service. (Sec. 2.02 from the City Charter Code)
Other Important Information
I. Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission
II. State Required Training for Newly Elected Officials
- State law (36-45-1-9) requires all newly elected officials to take the Newly Elected Officials Institute offered through the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and the University of Georgia. Newly elected officials must attend only one of the required training blocks. The dates for the Newly Elected Officials Institute in 2014 are:
- Feb. 28-March 1, 2014 Athens, Ga.
- March 14-15, 2014 Tifton, Ga.
- Elected officials that are presently in office and running for another term DO NOT have to take this training. Past elected officials who are running again have to retake this course if they were out of office for four years or longer.
III. Secretary of State--Elections Dates and Voter Registration Deadlines
IV. 2013 Elections and Voter Registration Calendar
V. Election and Candidate Information