2019 Municipal Election

On November 5, 2019, the City of Gainesville will conduct an election to address offices held by Council Members and Board of Education Members representing wards/districts 2, 3, and 5 respectively. Qualifying fees were set in January pursuant to the Georgia Election Code. The governing body for the City of Gainesville consists of the Mayor and five Council Members elected city-wide to serve four-year terms by majority vote. The regularly scheduled meeting calendar of the governing body is available on the City Council page.

Gainesville City School System

The Gainesville City School System has five districts. These Board of Education Members are elected by district to serve four-year terms by plurality vote. View the regularly scheduled meeting calendar of the Gainesville City School Board.

Nonpartisan Elections

Both the governing body and the school board are elected in nonpartisan elections pursuant to the Georgia Election Code. The powers and duties of both entities are outlined in the Charter of the City of Gainesville.