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Elections are held atCity_of_Chatsworth_November_7_2023_Election_Information_Web Chatsworth City Hall on the First Tuesday of November. 

The City Election will be held on November 7, 2023. Please contact City Clerk for more information regarding the election and qualifying credentials.  


Advance voting will be held for three weeks beginning Monday, October 16, thru Friday, November 3, 2023, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Also included will be two Saturdays, October 21, and October 28, 2023, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Chatsworth City Hall, 400 North Third Ave, Chatsworth, Georgia.


I have decided to qualify for the Mayor position or Alderman.  What Now? Also, go to the Secretary of State's Office for more information and lastly, go to City Hall to fill out your paperwork and pay your fees.

Forms for Candidacy (ALL ARE TO BE NOTARIZED/Notaries are available at City Hall) are Below:
Candidate Qualifying Forms for the 2023 Election CycleThese forms must be filled out by Candidates for Candidacy
Handbook for Georgia Mayors and Councilmembers  
Efiling Registration/Campaign Finance Basics/Contact Information GGT & CFC  Contact Information has an incorrect email. The correct email is:
Personal Financial Disclosure Form  All Candidates must fill this form out with Candidacy


Go to the Murray County Annex Building.  In the Building go to the Election office where you will find Larry Sampson.  Address: 121 North Fourth Avenue, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705 Phone Number: 706.517.1400 (Ext. 1232)  Deadline to register to vote is October 10, 2023 AND change of Address if needed.
City of Chatsworth Residents who have registered to vote.  To register to vote, go to the Murray County Annex Building at 121 North Fourth Avenue, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705, Phone Number 706.517.1400 (Ext. 1232) The Last day for registering to vote is October 10, 2023, for the November 7, 2023, General Election.

Request an absentee ballot at the Election Office located in the Murray County Annex Building. 121 North Fourth Avenue, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705.  706.517.1400 (Ext. 1232) or request a ballot from the City of Chatsworth at 400 North 3rd Avenue Chatsworth, Georgia 30705. 706.695.2834
All City Elections are held at Chatsworth City Hall located at 400 North 3rd Avenue Chatsworth, Georgia 30705 
Please contact the City Clerk or the Election Clerk at Chatsworth City Hall (706) 695-2834
Qualification for Mayor and Aldermen (Per the City Charter Amendment 1970) To be eligible for the office of mayor or alderman, elected or appointed, a person must be at least twenty-one years of age, must meet the requirements of a qualified elector for members of the General Assembly, except as hereinabove stated, as prescribed by state law and must be a registered voter in the City of Chatsworth, must be a bona fide resident of the City of Chatsworth for one year next preceding the time of the holding of the election in which he offers as a candidate.
The following persons are ineligible to hold any civil office, and the existence of any of the following acts shall be a sufficient reason for vacating any office held by such person, but the acts of such person, while holding a commission, shall be valid as the acts of an officer de facto, namely:
  • Persons who are not citizens of this state and persons under the age of 21 years, provided, however, that upon passage of appropriate ordinances, citizens of this state who are otherwise qualified and who are 18 years old shall be eligible to hold any county or municipal office, other than a judicial office.
  • Persons who are the holders of public funds who have refused or failed to account for and pay over such funds to the proper officer.
  • Persons holding any office of profit or trust under the government of the United States other than that of postmaster and officers and enlisted persons of the armed forces. Membership on any federal commission, panel, or other fact-finding or policy-making agency, where the appointment is temporary and the duties do not interfere materially with the person’s duties as a public officer, shall not bar any person from holding office in this state or acceding to a state office.
  • Persons of unsound mind and persons who, from advanced age or bodily infirmity, are unfit to discharge the duties of the office to which they are chosen or appointed. e. Persons who are not registered and qualified voters entitled to vote.
  • Persons who have been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude, unless that person’s civil rights have been restored and at least 10 years have elapsed from the date of the completion of the sentence without a subsequent conviction of another felony involving moral turpitude.
  • Persons who have been convicted and sentenced in any court of competent jurisdiction for fraudulent violation of primary or election laws or malfeasance in office unless such person’s civil rights have been restored.
  • Persons who are constitutionally disqualified for any cause.