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BRASELTON ELECTION INFORMATION/ INFORMACIÓN ELECTORAL

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NOTICE OF TOWN OF BRASELTON
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

 Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-1 et seq. and all other applicable Georgia laws, please be advised that on November 7, 2017, a general municipal election will be held in the Town of Braselton, Georgia, at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of said Town for their determination the expired term of Mayor (to succeed Bill Orr) and Town Council Member District 2 (to succeed Peggy B. Slappey); Town Council Member, District 4 (to succeed Rhonda Stites).

The election shall be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 o'clock a.m. and 7:00 o'clock p.m. in the Town of Braselton. All duly qualified electors of the Town of Braselton are urged to participate. Those qualified to vote at said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance and in conformity with the laws of the State of Georgia.

Those interested in qualifying for said offices should be advised that the respective qualification period shall run from Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Braselton Town Hall. Qualification will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Individuals intending to qualify shall remit the sum of $360 for Mayor and $180.00 for Council Member.

The registration deadline to vote in this election shall close at 5:00 p.m., October 10, 2017.

A run-off election, if necessary, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

ELECCION GENERAL MUNICIPAL
CIUDAD DE BRASELTON
COMUNICADO

De acuerdo al reglamento O.C.G.A. et seq. y otros aplicables según la Ley en Georgia, se informa que en Noviembre 7, 2017 en la ciudad de Braselton, Georgia se llevara a cabo una elección general municipal, en la cual se presentara a los votantes calificados de dicha Ciudad para la determinación del Alcalde cuyo termino ha expirado (para suceder a Bill Orr) y el Concejal Municipal Distrito 2 (para suceder a Peggy B. Slappey); Concejal Municipal Distrito 4 (para suceder a Rhonda Stites).

La elección debe llevarse a cabo el Martes 7 de Noviembre, entre el horario de 7 AM y 7 PM en la Ciudad de Braselton. Se urge a todos los votantes debidamente calificados en la Ciudad de Braselton para que participen en dicha elección. Aquellos participantes para la votación serán determinados en todos los aspectos según las leyes del Estado de Georgia.

Quien tenga interés en calificar para las posiciones mencionadas, se le informa que el periodo de calificación es a partir del Lunes 21 de Agosto, 2017 a las 9;00 AM hasta el Miércoles 23 de Agosto, 2017 a las 4:30 PM en la Alcaldía de la Ciudad de Braselton. El plazo de calificación será cerrado a las 4:30 PM del Miércoles 23 de Agosto, 2017. Los individuos que quieran calificar deben remitir $360.00 para el puesto de Alcalde y $180.00 para el puesto de Concejal.

El plazo limite para registrarse como votante en esta elección será cerrado a las 5:00 PM del día 10 de Octubre, 2017.

En caso de ser necesario una ronda de votación extraordinaria, dicha votación final se llevara a cabo en Diciembre 5, 2017.


Voting Information - Información del votante

https://www.vote.org/state/georgia/

 Jackson County Elections office at 441 Gordon Street, Jefferson GA 30549 Fax 706-367-1193


About our Government:

The Town of Braselton government consists of a Mayor and four Council Members. The term of office is four years. The elections are staggered every two years.

The Braselton election type is majority and the candidate needs 50% plus one vote to win. You must declare which district you are running for when you qualify as a candidate and you must reside in that district.


Ethics in Government Act:

The Ethics in Government Act requires candidates and officers to keep clear records of all contributions in cash or by other sources as well as all distributions or expenditures. Anonymous donations are prohibited. Funds received from unknown sources must be turned in to the State. Records are to be kept for three (3) years and be available for inspection upon request. Please refer to the Ethics in Government Act for additional information or questions pertaining to the "Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report" and Financial Disclosure Statements (O.C.G.A. Title 21) Information on filing can be found at http://sos.ga.gov//?section=elections

Campaigning

The O.C.G.A. Section 21-2-414 states no person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute any campaign literature, newspaper, booklet, pamphlet, card, sign, or any other written or printed matter of any kind, nor shall any person conduct any exit poll or public opinion poll with voters on any ... election date: The provisions prohibit such conduct:

1. Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is established.
2. Within any polling place; and
3. Within 25 feet of any voter standing in line at such polling place.

Penalty

The Ethics in Government Act provides that any person who knowingly fails to comply with, or who knowingly violates the provisions of the ACT shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


Contact Information:

Jennifer Scott, Braselton Town Manager and Clerk. You may contact the clerk by email jscott@braselton.net , or by calling 706-654-5720. Candidates may go to the Secretary of State's website at http://sos.ga.gov//?section=elections  for more information.


More Information:

Elections are monitored by the Secretary of State’s Office. They have a very informative website at http://www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/ .