Friday, April 30, 2010

City of Dunwoody Prepares to Elect New City Council Member - Dunwoody Press Release

Dunwoody –April 30, 2010 – The City of Dunwoody will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 to elect a representative to fill the vacant Council seat for District 3, Post 3.

The qualifying period opens on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. and closes on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. The hours of qualifying each day are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Any person desiring to run for office shall qualify in the office of the City Clerk by filing a Notice of Candidacy. The qualifying fee for a Council post is $360.00 (three hundred sixty dollars.)

The qualifications to run for office include: candidate must be a resident of the City of Dunwoody for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election; candidate must continue to reside in the City of Dunwoody during their period of service; candidate must continue to be registered and qualified to vote in the municipal elections of the City of Dunwoody. In addition, no person will be eligible to serve as a council member representing a council district unless that person has been a resident of the district they seek to represent for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election and continues to reside in their district during their period of service.

The last day for voter registration in the 2010 Special Election and, if necessary, Runoff Election, is Monday, June 21, 2010. Registration forms are available at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346, through the Chief Registrar of DeKalb County, Georgia or through the Georgia Secretary of State website:

The polls will open for the July 20, 2010 Special Election at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. at your designated voter precinct. If no candidate receives a majority vote, then a runoff election will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the same precinct locations.

Voters will be allowed to vote by absentee ballot by making application for an absentee ballot; reasons for voting absentee are not required. The application must be in writing using the application form provided by the State or by written request and may be made in person, by mail, or by fax. The form can be found at:

Advanced/early voting begins on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032.

For questions or for more information please contact Sharon Lowery, City Clerk, at 678-382-6711 or

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