Notice of Qualifying Fees and Voting Dates for the May 24 Special Mayoral Election

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held in the City of Stonecrest to fill the vacancy in the office of Mayor, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Mayor Jason Lary. The special election will be held on May 24, 2022.

Terms and Qualifications for the Office of Mayor

The Mayor shall serve for a term of four years. No person shall serve more than two consecutive full terms as Mayor.

A person who has served two consecutive full terms as Mayor or as a Councilmember shall be eligible for the Office of Mayor or Councilmember following the intervening of a full four-year term.

No person shall be eligible to serve as Mayor unless that person shall have been a resident of the City of Stonecrest for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election for Mayor. The elected Mayor 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 Stonecrest.

Please reference City of Stonecrest Charter, Article II. GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE, ELECTIONS, AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, Section 2.02 for additional information.

Qualifying Period

The qualifying period for the Special Election has closed. The Notice of Candidacy for the Mayoral Seat is listed below.

flyer for mayorial elections on May 24, 2022

Voting Dates & Details

All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the Special Election may register to vote through the close of business on April 25, 2022. Early voting will be held May 2, 2022 thru May 20, 2022.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on June 21, 2022.

To find your district, please see our interactive map

You can visit Georgia's My Voter page to find your polling location/precinct and additional voting information.

The City of Stonecrest's elections are managed by DeKalb County. For more details visit the county's  Current Election Information webpage.

a voter's hand placing a ballot in a ballot box

Helpful Resources

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