2022 Special election notice

On July 5, 2022, Kennesaw City Council approved by resolution 2022-28 the calling of a special election to fill a vacancy on Council Post 1, elected at-large with a term ending December 31, 2023. The 3% qualifying fees for the special election is hereby set at $360.00.

Kennesaw City Council also approved by resolution 2022-29 the special election and qualifying dates. The Speial Election will be held on November 8, 2022. Qualifying dates will be August 1 and 2, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and August 3, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the City Hall Training Room (2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144). 

Per City Charter:

Sec. 2.02. – Qualification for mayor and councilmembers.

To be eligible for the office of elected or appointed mayor or councilmember a person must be at least 21 years of age and must meet the requirements of a qualified voter of the city as described by state law, and must be a bona fide resident of the City of Kennesaw for one year prior to election day, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. No person shall be qualified to hold the office of mayor or councilmember who shall have been convicted of a felony unless such person has received a full pardon and has had all rights of citizenship restored.

VOTER INFORMATION

Are you 18 years old?  Have you moved? Have you had a name change?  Are you registered to vote?  It’s a special election in the City of Kennesaw and every vote counts.  For those who wish to have a voice in their community – this is your chance!  At the local level your vote truly does count in a significant way. Have your voices heard and register to vote!

For information about where to vote or how to vote early as well as sample ballots for any upcoming election, visit the Secretary of State’s website, called the My Voter Page.

By typing your name, birth date and county, you can get the following information:

  • Voter registration status
  • Polling place location for Election Day voting
  • Sample ballot customized by voting district
  • Early voting locations and times
  • Elected Officials for state-wide and state district offices
  • Mail-In absentee ballot application and ballot status 

Voters who choose not to vote in person may apply to Vote-by-Mail by submitting an application to the Cobb County Elections Office at P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649 or by faxing an application to 770-528-2458. Applications are available at www.cobbelections.org.

VOTING PRECINCTS

For the special election on November 8, 2022:

  • Kennesaw KE1A – Kennesaw United Methodist Church, 1801 Ben King Road
  • Kennesaw KE2A – New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 2975 Cobb Parkway NW
  • Kennesaw KE3A – Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive
  • Kennesaw KE4A – Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main Street
  • Kennesaw KE5A – Legacy Park Clubhouse, 4201 Legacy Park Circle

Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration will mail notices 30 days before the election to voters who will be assigned a new precinct.

VOTER REGISTRATION

There are several ways you can register to vote:

  • Register to vote when you get your driver’s license
  • Register at any Cobb County Library when you apply for a library card, or any time you are at a library you may pick up a blank application and mail it in yourself
  • Pick up an application at government service centers, city halls, or senior centers
  • Call the Cobb County Elections office at (770) 528-2581 and they will mail you an application
  • Come to the Board of Elections office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Suite 400, Marietta GA 30064, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADVANCED VOTING

The schedule and additional information can be found on Cobb County’s Elections website.