The city clerk coordinates all elections with the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections and ensures that the city abides by the Georgia Election Code and Brookhaven City Charter.
General municipal elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. Special elections will be held as needed. The date of the next Municipal Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
Per the City Charter, the Council has staggered four-year terms. The terms for Council Districts 1 and 3 will expire at the administration of office of his or her successor elected in the regular election held in November, 2015 as provided in subsection (b) of Section 2.02. The term for mayor expires at the administration of office of his or her successor elected in the regular election held in November, 2015.
The terms for Council Districts 2 and 4 will expire at the administration of office of his or her successor elected in the regular election held in November, 2017.
The qualifying fee for Council District 1 (one) and District 3 (three) is $360.00 which is 3% of the total gross salary of the preceding year (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131 (a) (1) (B). The qualifying fee for Office of Mayor is $480.00. Each candidate shall file a notice of candidacy in the office of the City Clerk of Brookhaven and must meet the qualifications of the Charter and Code of the City of Brookhaven, as well as all applicable state and constitutional laws.
The date of the Municipal Election for the Offices of Mayor and Councilmember of Council Districts 1 (one) and 3 (three) is Tuesday, November 3, 2015. In the event no candidate receives a majority of the votes case, a Run Off Election shall be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015, between the candidates receiving the two highest number of votes. DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct the November 2015 Election and if any Run-Off Election. Each candidate shall file a notice of candidacy in the office of the City Clerk of Brookhaven between Monday, August 31, 2015 and Wednesday, September 2, 2015, between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm and 4:30pm.
Maps may be obtained from the City Website - GIS Map Library.
For more information on candidacy requirements and elections, visit:
- Memorandum to Qualifying Candidates from City Clerk
- Brookhaven Charter HB 636
- Brookhaven Charter HB 642 - Term of Mayor
- CODE OF CITY OF BROOKHAVEN - Elections
- Resolution of Notice for the 2015 Election and to Fix and Publish the Qualifying Fees and Dates for the General Municipal Election
For voter registration, precinct, and current election information visit http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/voter/default.html.
DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections (VR&E)
4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404-298-4020 Fax: 404-298-3038
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The following documents contain information for interested candidates:
Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions
Registration Form for a Candidate's Campaign Committee
Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Act
Personal Financial Disclosure Statement
Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission