Sandy Springs sets special election

The city of Sandy Springs has scheduled a May 24 special election to fill the District 3 seat left vacant by former City Council Member Graham McDonald. He resigned March 11 to run for the District 52 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Qualifying is 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. April 13 and 14 and 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. April 15 in the city clerk’s office at Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500. Prospective candidates will have to fill out a notice of candidacy and affidavit and pay a $540 filing fee.

Requirements to fill the seat include being a registered voter in Sandy Springs and a minimum 12-month resident of the city with at least six months spent in District 3. The voter registration deadline for the election is April 26.

Only those living in District 3 will be allowed to cast a ballot.

The winner of the non-partisan election will fill MacDonald’s unexpired term until the 2017 general election.

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