Elections

The City of Gainesville's regularly scheduled elections are held in odd-number years. Special elections are held as needed. All municipal elections are conducted in accordance with the Georgia Constitution, Georgia Election Code, City Charter and the City Code of Ordinances. Election services are provided by the Hall County Board of Elections and Registrars Offices via intergovernmental agreement.

Facts

  • Nov. 3, 2015 (10,552 registered voters - 1,292 votes cast)
  • Nov. 8, 2005 (8,887 registered voters - 277 votes cast)
  • Nov. 4, 2003 (8,103 registered voters - 1,951 votes cast)
    • 2013 - First citywide election for mayor's seat
    • 2011 - One contested seat (Council) and package sales referendum question
    • 2009 - Two contested seats (Education) and elected mayor referendum question
    • 2007 - One contested seat (Education)
    • 2005 - Redevelopment powers referendum question