OF RINCON SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE
Notice is given that a Municipal Special Election will be
held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 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, 2023.
Advanced voting will be held February 22, 2021 through March 12, 2021.
The qualifying period to fill the
vacated Rincon City Council seat shall be on February 8, 2021, from 8:30 A.M.
until 4:30 P.M., on February 9, 2021, from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., and on February
10, 2021, 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. 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.
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/
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 16, 2021. 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.