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TOWN OF BRASELTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION:

Braselton Council District Map


TOWN OF BRASELTON ELECTION & NOTICE OF QUALIFYING

Please be advised that on November 3, 2015, 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 successors for the expired terms of Council Member, District 1, and Council Member, District 3.

Those interested in qualifying for said offices should be advised that the respective qualification period shall run from Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. through Wednesday. September 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall, located at 4982 Highway 53. Qualification will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Individuals intending to qualify shall remit the sum of $36.00 for Council. All forms required to be filed by a candidate are available for download at http://sos.ga.gov//?section=elections.


Voting Information:

The Town of Braselton’s Municipal elections are held every two years in odd numbered years at the Braselton Police & Municipal Court Facility. The Braselton Police & Municipal Court Facility is located at 5040 Highway 53, next door to the Town Hall in Braselton.


Absentee / Advance Voting:

The Application for Official Absentee/Advance Ballot is a FILLABLE form available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free of charge from Adobe) installed on your computer in order to view, fill, or print this form. Click here for more information.

Click http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/absentee_ballot_app.pdf to download the form.

Mail, fax, or present the form in person to your Town Clerk’s Office at PO Box 306, 4982 Highway 53, Braselton GA 30517, fax: 706-654-3033.


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.


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 them 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) All forms are to be filed with the State of Georgia. 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.


To Qualify for Candidacy:

Candidates elected to office in the November election take office in the month of January of the following year. They will be sworn in at the first Council meeting of the year.


Registering to Vote:

You may register to vote at Town Hall, Braselton Library, Georgia State Driver's License offices and most government facilities. The same form is also used to change your address or name.


Contact Information:

Jennifer Dees, Braselton Town Manager and Clerk. You may contact the clerk by email jdees@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/.