The office of Alpharetta mayor and three City Council seats will be up for election in November. The qualifying period for prospective candidates begins Monday, Aug. 19. AJC FILE

Alpharetta election qualifying period begins Monday

The qualifying period begins Monday for Alpharetta residents wishing to run for mayor or one of three City Council seats that will appear on the Nov. 5 municipal election ballot.

Qualifying papers must be filed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Aug. 19-21, in the Office of the City Clerk, according to a city announcement. Qualifying fees are $900 for mayor and $450 for City Council Posts 4, 5 and 6.

According to Alpharetta’s charter, to qualify for office, a person must have been a resident of the city for six months prior to the election; have turned at least 21 years old prior to the election; shall continue to live in the city during the term of office, and be registered and qualified to vote in Alpharetta municipal elections.

For information and to download a candidate qualifying packet: