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Offices Up For Election in 2021

Ward 1
Ward 3
At Large

CITY OF WINDER VOTING MAP BY WARDS


General Qualifications

Mayor
At least 21 years of age, resident of City at least two years, not convicted or sentenced for fraudulent violation of primary or election laws, malfeasance in office or felony involving moral turpitude or conviction of domestic violence under the laws of Georgia or any other state of the United States or if convicted, full civil rights restored for at least ten years from the date of completion of the sentence without a subsequent conviction of any felony involving moral turpitude; qualified voter in the City.

Council Member At Large
At least 21 years of age, resident of City at least one year, not convicted or sentenced for fraudulent violation of primary or election laws, malfeasance in office or felony involving moral turpitude or conviction of domestic violence under the laws of Georgia or any other state of the United States or if convicted, full civil rights restored for at least ten years from the date of completion of the sentence without a subsequent conviction of any felony involving moral turpitude; qualified voter in the City.

Ward Council Member
At least 21 years of age, resident of City at least one year, not convicted or sentenced for fraudulent violation of primary or election laws, malfeasance in office or felony involving moral turpitude or conviction of domestic violence under the laws of Georgia or any other state of the United States or if convicted, full civil rights restored for at least ten years from the date of completion of the sentence without a subsequent conviction of any felony involving moral turpitude; qualified voter in the City, resident of Ward for at least six months.

Qualification Fees
(3% of Annual Salary)
Council Member - $180.00
Mayor - $630.00

Compensation
Council Member: $6,000.00 per year
Mayor: $21,000.00 per year

Type of Election
All City elections are non-partisan. Therefore, there are no primaries or identification of candidate by party. All voters elect Mayor and Council Members at Large. Only voters of their respective wards elect Ward Council Members.

Voter Registration
Due to an agreement between the City and County, the need for separate registration by City residents has been eliminated. Voters who register to vote with Barrow County and who reside in the City will automatically be placed on the City’s voters list.

Polling Place
The polling place for the City elections will be at the Winder Community Center, 113 East Athens Street, Winder. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Qualifying and Election Dates

Qualifying Period:

2021 Qualification Dates: To Be Determined

Barrow County Elections Office
233 East Broad Street
Winder, GA  30680

Election Day 2021 Election Date: To Be Determined

Georgia Ethics in Government Act
This law requires certain financial disclosures and campaign contributions reporting, along with requirements for campaign committees.

For full details, please visit www.ethics.ga.gov.

Campaigning
Various cities, county and state laws prohibit campaign signs from being placed on public right of ways or on public utility poles. Campaigning is also prohibited within 150 feet of any polling place and within the polling place on Election Day. This includes handing out cards, wearing election t-shirts, or buttons or any interaction with a voter which could be construed as an attempt to solicit his or her vote.

To read the 2019 City of Winder Qualifying Fee and Election Notice, click HERE.

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