CITY OF RINCON GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is given that a Municipal General Election will be
held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM, at the City of
Rincon Vernon C. Hinely Community Center located at Hwy 21 at the corner of 9th
Street, with a street address of 102 South Columbia Avenue, Rincon, Georgia, to
elect three (3) City Councilmembers to serve four year terms on the Rincon City
Council. Advanced voting will be held
October 14, 2019 through November 1, 2019.
The qualifying period will
commence at 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 and end not later than 4:30 p.m.
daily through Friday, August 23, 2019, any person desiring to qualify as a
candidate for City Council shall file notice at the Rincon City Hall located at
302 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, Georgia. Qualifying
fee for City Council members is $90.00. The salary for the office of Councilmember 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 an 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, states 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. October 7, 2019. In order to register as an elector, one must be at least 18 years of age
and a resident of the City of Rincon. 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