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There will not be an election in 2020 for the City of Douglasville. Our Municipal general elections are held in odd-numbered years (every other year), i.e.:

 Municipal Election Year Ward   Current Council Member
 2021 Ward 1 Mayor Pro Tem Terry Miller
  Ward 2 Post 1 Councilwoman Nycole Miller
  Ward 3 Post 1 Councilwoman LaShun Burr Danley
  Ward 3 Post 2 Councilman Sam Davis
 2023 Mayor Mayor Rochelle Robinson
  Ward 2 Post 2 Councilman Mark Adams
  Ward 4 Councilman Chris "Coach" Watts
  Ward 5 Councilman Howard Estes
Cycle Repeats starting in 2025 Ward 1  
  Ward 1  
  Ward 3 Post 1  
  Ward 3 Post 2  
2027 Mayor  
  Ward 2 Post 2  
  Ward 4  
  Ward 5  

 

Municipal elections for Mayor and City Council are held and conducted in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the Georgia Election Code.

The City of Douglasville Municipal Elections are nonpartisan and are held without primaries.

There are precinct changes implemented by the Douglas County Board of Elections and Registration. These changes consolidated precincts so city residents no longer have to vote at multiple locations. If you have questions about your precinct voting location, please visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

City Code

Section 2.10. - City council creation; number; election; districts.

  1. The legislative authority of the government of this city, except as otherwise specifically provided in this charter, shall be vested in a city council to be composed of a mayor and seven councilmembers. The mayor shall be elected at large by the electors of the city. Councilmembers shall be elected from five districts by the electors of their respective districts. One councilmember shall be elected from each of Districts 1, 4, and 5; and two councilmembers shall be elected from each of Districts 2 and 3. The city council established in this charter shall in all respects be a successor to and continuation of the city governing authority under prior law. The mayor and councilmembers shall be elected in the manner provided by general law and this charter.

Section 2.11. - City council; terms and qualifications for office. 

The members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless that person shall be at least 21 years of age and shall have been a resident of the city for 12 months prior to the date of the election of mayor or members of the city council; each shall continue to reside therein during that person's period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city. Candidates seeking election as councilmember from a district must reside within such district from which they seek election as of the date upon which they qualify to run for office, or, if a write-in candidate, upon the date on which they give notice of their intention of candidacy as required by O.C.G.A. 21-2-133, as now enacted or hereafter amended.

  1. There shall be a municipal general election biennially in odd-numbered years on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November.
  2. There shall be elected the mayor and councilmembers from Wards 4 and 5 and Ward 2, Post 2, at the election held in 2015 and at every other election thereafter. The remaining councilmembers' seats shall be filled at the election held in 2013 and at every other election thereafter so that a continuing body is created. (H.B. 1264, § 2, eff. 7-1-12)

Section 5.13. - Election of councilmembers by plurality vote; election of mayor by majority vote.
The person receiving a plurality of the votes cast for the office of councilmember shall be elected. The person receiving the majority of the votes cast for the office of mayor shall be elected.

Section 5.14. - Special elections; vacancies.
In the event that the office of the mayor or a councilmember shall become vacant as provided in Section 2.12 of this charter, the mayor and city council or those remaining shall order a special election to fill the balance of the unexpired term of such official; provided, however, if such vacancy occurs within 12 months of the expiration of the term of that office, the mayor and city council or those members remaining shall appoint a successor for the remainder of the term. In all other respects, the special election shall be held and conducted in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," as now or hereafter amended.