Special Election and Voting Notice – Jan 2016

SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE

Notice is given that a Municipal Special Election will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the

City of Rincon Vernon C. Hinely Community Center located on Georgia Hwy 21 at the corner of

9th Street, with a street address of 102 South Columbia Avenue, Rincon, Georgia, to elect one (1)

City Council member to complete the term for a vacated Rincon City Council seat. The term of

said vacated seat shall expire on December 31, 2017.

The qualifying period to fill the vacated Rincon City Council seat shall be on January 25, 2016,

from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., on January 26, 2016, from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., and on

January 27, 2016, from 8:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.. Any person desiring to qualify as a candidate

to fill the remaining term of the vacated Rincon City Council seat shall file notice at the Rincon

City Hall located at 302 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, Georgia, on the above listed qualifying dates

and times azithromycin cost. The qualifying fee has been set at $90.00 per qualifying candidate. The salary for the

office of Councilperson for the preceding calendar year was $3,000.00 per year for each position.

The candidate must be a qualified voter in the municipal election for which he/she is qualifying,

and is not disqualified to hold a public office in the state. Candidates must file Campaign

Contribution Disclosure Reports pursuant to the Georgia Ethics in Government Act. Forms are

available at http://ethics.ga.gov/formsreportspublications/

As per Section 2.11 of the Rincon City Charter, – terms and qualifications for office in the City of

Rincon, shall be as follows: “No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember

unless such a person has been a resident of the city for a period of at least 12 months immediately

prior to the date of the election of the members of council; each shall continue to reside therein

during period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections in the

city”.

The closing date to register as an elector for this election shall be 5:00 p.m. February 1, 2016. In

order to register as an elector for this special election, one must be at least 18 years of age and a

resident of the City of Rincon as prescribed by the Rincon City Charter. Any person who

possesses the qualifications of an elector, except those concerning age, shall be permitted to

register to vote, if such person will acquire such qualifications within six (6) months after the day

of registration, provided, however, that such person shall not be permitted to vote in an election

until the acquisition of such qualifications.

VOTING INFORMATION:

Early voting will begin and absentee ballots are available at the Rincon City Hall beginning Monday, February 8, 2016. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The last day to cast your ballot early or to request an absentee ballot is Friday, February 26, 2016.

The Rincon City Hall is located at 302 South Columbia Avenue, Rincon, Georgia.

The polls will be open on Election Day, March 1, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Municipal Special Election will be held at the City of Rincon, Vernon C. Hinely Community Center located at 102 South Columbia Avenue, Rincon, Georgia.

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