Election Information

Election Information

> Election
> Qualifying Dates
> Qualifying Fees
> Voting Precincts
> Absentee Voting
> Ethics in Government Act
> Campaign Contributions
> Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports
> Financial Disclosure Statement
> Campaigning
> Forms
> Penalty

The General Election for the City of Cartersville is held the first Tuesday in November in odd numbered years. The next election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. 
Advance voting for both precincts will be held October 14th - November 1st at the Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Offices up for Election
Council Ward 2
Council Ward 4
Council Ward 6
School Board Ward 4
School Board Ward 3
School Board at Large
Qualifying Dates

Qualifying begins at 8:30 a.m. on August 26 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on September 3rd in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. 
Qualifying Fees
Mayor $216
City Council $144
School Board $35

Voting Precincts
Voting on the day of the election takes place at the following voting precincts:

#1 Cartersville Civic Center (Cartersville West)
Wards 3, 4, 5

#2 Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce (Cartersville East)
Wards 1, 2, 6

Absentee Voting
Persons required to vote by Absentee Ballot should contact:

Voter Registration
105 N. Bartow Street
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

Or contact the City Clerk, Connie Keeling at 770-387-5606

Ethics in Government Act
The Ethics in Government Act requires candidates and officers to keep clear records of all contributions in cash or by other sources as well as all distributions or expenditures. Anonymous donations are prohibited. Funds received from unknown sources must be turned in to the State. Records are to be kept for three (3) years and be them available for inspection upon request.

Please refer to the Ethics in Government Act for additional information or questions pertaining to the "Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report" and Financial Disclosure Statements (O.C.G.A. Title 21)

Campaign Contributions
The Ethics In Government Act As It Applies To Candidates and Public Officers states anyone who is not already a public officer and who plans to run for public office must file a Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions card BEFORE accepting such contributions. No such declaration is required of persons who are already public officers and who plan to run for public office again.

Personal Financial Disclosure Schedule
Candidate for Public Office: A Financial Disclosure Statement covering the period of the preceding calendar year shall be filed no later than the fifteenth day following the date of qualifying as a candidate. Candidates for state wide office file not later than seven days after qualifying for office. Only one Financial Disclosure Statement is required per calendar year.

Please refer to the Ethics in Government Act for additional information or questions pertaining to the "Financial Disclosure Statements". (O.C.G.A. Title 21)


The O.C.G.A. Section 21-2-414 states no person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute any campaign literature, newspaper, booklet, pamphlet, card, sign, or any other written or printed matter of any kind, nor shall any person conduct any exit poll or public opinion poll with voters on any ... election date: The provisions prohibit such conduct:

  1. Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is established.

  1. Within any polling place; and

  1. Within 25 feet of any voter standing in line at such polling place.

Forms for filing both the "Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report" and the "Financial Disclosure Statement" are available at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 10 N. Public Square.

The Ethics in Government Act provides that any person who knowingly fails to comply with, or who knowingly violates the provisions of the ACT shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.