2021 Municipal Election

On November 2, 2021, the City of Gainesville will conduct an election to address offices held by the Mayor as well as Council Members and Board of Education Members representing wards/districts 1 and 4 respectively. Qualifying fees were set via Business Resolution 2021-05 (see documents).

The City Clerk's Office will conduct qualifying August 16-18 in compliance with the Georgia Election Code.

Gainesville Governing Body

The governing body for the City of Gainesville consists of the Mayor and five Council Members. They are elected city-wide with a majority vote to serve four-year terms. Visit our City Council page for more information.

Gainesville City School System

The Gainesville City School System has five districts. Board of Education Members are elected by district with plurality vote to serve four-year terms. Visit the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education website for more information.

Nonpartisan Elections

Nonpartisan elections are conducted to fill these seats. The powers and duties of both entities are outlined in the City Charter.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office using the Running for Public Office form.