Qualifying to Run for Office

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Running for Office

To be eligible for office in the City of Roswell, a person must:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Meet the requirements of a qualified voter of the City of Roswell, as prescribed by state law
  • Have been a resident of the City of Roswell for at least one year prior to the election in which he/she is a candidate
  • Continue to reside in Roswell throughout his/her term of office, if elected.

Qualifying Fees

Qualifying fees, as required by state law, are $540 for Council, $1,200 for Mayor and $2,401 for Municipal Judge. Qualifying fees shall accompany notice of candidacy.

Council Positions

Council positions are designated by post numbers one through six. All candidates qualifying to run shall state the position to which they seek election. City elections are non-partisan, i.e., candidates do not run as members of a particular political party, and their individual party affiliations are not relevant to their positions in Roswell City Government.

Taking Office

Elected officials take office the first Monday in January after the election. Any person desiring to become a candidate shall file written notice with the City Clerk. Qualifying dates are set by state law.

Additional Information

Those persons who have decided to run for an office should notify the City Clerk to obtain qualifying information by email or calling 770-594-6280.

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