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Released by the Authority of the City Manager, Jeffrey S. Moon.

The City of Woodstock would like to congratulate our newly elected Council Member for Ward 6, Mr. Rob Usher.  Mr. Usher was the only qualifier for the March 17th Special Election to fill the unexpired term of Council Member Tessa Basford who passed away in October, 2014. 

Pursuant to OCGA 21-2-291, as an unopposed candidate, Mr. Usher is  deemed to have voted for himself making the need for an election null and void.  Therefore, the Municipal Special Election originally scheduled for March 17, 2015 has been cancelled.
Council Member Usher will formally take his Oath of Office at the Monday, January 26, 2015 Council Meeting at 7 pm with a "Meet and Greet" reception in his honor beginning at 6:30 pm.  Both the reception and meeting will be held at The Chambers at City Center - 8534 Main Street in downtown Woodstock.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Mr. Rob Usher
Email for Rob Usher
770 928-0341
Resident of Woodstock for 18 Years


Municipal General Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

General elections for municipal office are held every other odd year on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The Mayor and Council serve four year terms which expire on December 31st.   Our next Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 to fill the following seats:  Council Member Ward 2 (Chris Casdia):  Council Member Ward 4 (Liz Baxter): and Council Member Ward 6 (Currently vacant - formerly held by Tessa Basford). Council Member candidates qualify by Ward but are elected at-large by majority vote. The Mayor is elected at-large by majority vote.


Potential candidates may qualify in the office of the City Clerk located at the Woodstock City Annex - 12453 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188 on the dates/times specified by the City Council (to be announced).

Qualifying fees for the 2015 Election Year are:  $360 for the Mayoral Seat (not up for election in 2015); and $270 for Council Member.  All fees are non-refundable and are due and payable at the time of qualifying.  A pauper's affidavit may be filed for candidates who cannot afford to pay the fee.

Special Requirement for Council Candidates:  Be a resident of the City of Woodstock in the ward in which you are qualifying for one year as of the date of the election.

Special Requirement for Mayoral Candidates:
  Be a resident  of the City of Woodstock for one year as of the date of the election.

All Candidates Must:

Be a registered voter.

Have all public monies accounted for.

Never have been convicted and sentenced for fraudulent violation of election laws, malfeasance in office, or felony involving moral turpitude or conviction of domestic violence under the laws of this State or any other State of the United States, unless the candidate's civil rights have been restored and at least ten years have elapsed from the date of completion of the sentence without a subsequent conviction of another felony involving moral turpitude.

Complete all State forms as required by law.  Visit
http://www.ethics.ga.gov for more information.

Pay the appropriate qualifying fee or file a pauper's affidavit.

Be 21 years of age or older.

Must attend the Newly Elected Officials Training in 2016.  Dates/Times to be announced.

Before a candidate can accept campaign contributions, a Declaration of Intent (DOI FORM) must be completed and filed with the Woodstock City Clerk's Office.  http://ethics.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2014_FORMDOI1.pdf


2013 Election Results Can Be Viewed Here



Prior Year Election Results

2001-2010 Woodstock Election Results History 

2011 Election Results:

Ward 2:  Council Member

Christopher Casdia, Incumbent (869 votes) (No Opposition)

Ward 4:  Council Member

Elizabeth “Liz” Baxter (644 votes)
Tracy K. Collins, Incumbent (445 votes)

Ward 6:  Council Member

Tessa Basford, Incumbent (877 votes) (No Opposition)

The Retail Package Sales of Distilled Spirits, Malt Beverages and Wine Referendum for the City of Woodstock passed with a vote of 822 in favor and 368 against. 

Voter Registration

You may register
online. Voter registration forms are also available at the library, high schools and City Hall.  You may also visit the Cherokee County Registration and Elections Office website, or call (770) 479-0407.