Mayor and Council Qualifications
According to the City of Hinesville Charter:
- Section 5 (a) - A candidate for mayor may not offer for election unless such person has been a resident of the City of Hinesville for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of the municipal election. If the mayor moves his legal residence from the City, the office of mayor shall immediately become vacant.
- Section 5 (b) - A candidate for City Council may not offer for election unless such person has been a resident of the Council district from which such person offers as a candidate for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of the municipal election. In the event a member moves his legal residence from the district the member represents, the member’s place on the Council shall immediately become vacant.
- Section 11 - Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that no person shall be eligible to the position of mayor and Council unless he has reached the age of 21 years, a citizen of the United States and of the State of Georgia, and shall have resided in the City of Hinesville for at least 12 months prior to his election.
There shall be a general municipal election to elect a mayor and one member of the City Council from each Council district. The Mayor and Council shall serve terms of four years ending December 31, 2023. There are no staggered terms.
November 2019 Municipal Election
The November 2019 Municipal Election will be on Tuesday, November 5. The voter registration deadline for this election is Monday, October 7, 2019. To register to vote, please visit the Voters Registration Office located in the Historic Courthouse (located at 100 N Main Street, Suite 1600, in Hinesville). Early voting will begin on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 and ends on Friday, November 1, 2019. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Voter Registration Office in Hinesville. For more information about voter registration or early voting, please contact the Voter Registration Office at 912.876.3310. Election Day is November 5, 2019. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Charles M. Shuman Recreation Center (located at 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville).
To view a list of candidates for the 2019 Hinesville Municipal Election, please click here.
For more information please contact the City Clerk, Lia Jones.