By ordinance and resolution, the city has authorized the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration to conduct the Kennesaw City General Election to be held on November 7, 2023, for Mayor, Council – Post 1, and Council – Post 2.
The mayor and city councilmembers are elected at large. City councilmembers shall be elected to one of the following posts: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, or Post 5. None of the posts shall be tied to any geographical boundaries of or within the city.
The candidate for mayor and for each post that receives a plurality of the votes cast shall be declared elected for the position for which he or she qualified.
Except as otherwise provided by law, the terms of office for mayor and city council shall begin on the first regularly scheduled council meeting in January following their respective elections and shall continue for four years, or until their successors are elected and qualified.
The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration will conduct the qualifying for the Kennesaw City General Election.
RESOLUTION 2023-01 set the qualifying fees for Mayor at $576 and Council Posts 1 and 2 at $360, respectively.
RESOLUTION 2023-05 set the qualifying dates as follows:
Monday, August 21st, Tuesday, August 22nd, and Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) in the Kennesaw City Hall Training Room located at 2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
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.
Use the “My Voter Page” (MVP) to:
- Register to Vote
- Check your Voter Registration status
- Review your registration information on file with the county office
KENNESAW 1A: Kennesaw United Methodist Church, 1801 Ben King Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144 KENNESAW 2A: New Beginnings UMC, 2975 Cobb Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152
KENNESAW 3A: Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 KENNESAW 4A: Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main St., Kennesaw, GA 30144
KENNESAW 5A: Legacy Park Clubhouse, 4201 Legacy Park Cir., Kennesaw, GA 30144
ADVANCED VOTING / ABSENTEE VOTING / VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES
All the above-referenced information can be found on the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration’s website.