Elections, Qualifying, and Reports

The City Clerk coordinates all elections with DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections and insures that the City abides by the Georgia Election Code and Doraville City Charter.

Candidates who Qualified as of Wednesday, August 23, 2023Qualifying for office closed on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 4:30 pm


Joseph Geierman (I)
Tom Hart

Council Member District 1, Post 2:

Andy Yeoman (I)

Council Member District 1, Post 3:

Warren Simmons (I)

Council Member District 2, Post 2:

Carrie Armistead
Ben Crawford
MD Naser

About City CouncilThe City of Doraville is governed by a Mayor and six Council Members. Each Council Member represents the district in which they live but are elected by a city-wide popular vote. All city elections are non-partisan (i.e. candidates do not run as members of a particular political party).

The candidate for Mayor, Council Member District 1, Post 2 and Council Member District 2, Post 2 that is elected during this General Election will serve for a term that will expire December 31, 2027. The candidate for Council Member District 1, Post 3 that is elected will serve for a term that will expire December 31, 2025. This is in accordance with legislation passed in 2022. 

Qualifying to Run for OfficeThe qualifying fee for the Mayor is $540 and Council Members is $432. This amount is three (3) percent of the total gross salary of the preceding year (Georgia Election Code 21-2-131(a)(1)(A)). 

Each candidate shall file a Notice of Candidacy in the office of the City Clerk of Doraville, 3725 Park Ave., Doraville, GA 30340 between Monday, August 21, 2023, and Wednesday, August 23, 2023, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 pm (Georgia Election Code 21-2-132(d)(4)). Each candidate must meet the qualifications of the Charter and Code of the City of Doraville, as well as applicable State laws. 

You can review the Doraville Election Districts here.

Georgia Ethics Commission
In Georgia, candidates for local office must file certain forms and reports to remain complaint with state campaign finance laws. The State Ethics Commission establishes the requirements and submission deadlines

Prior to qualifying, anyone interested in running must file a Declaration of Intent to Accept Campaign Contributions with the City Clerk before they can accept monetary or in-kind contributions. 

Important Forms and Publications 

The Election Division of the Secretary of StateThe Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county and federal elections. They are responsible for certification of election results as well as certifying the qualification of candidates and preparation of ballots and election forms and materials.

Please follow this link to the official Georgia Secretary of State web site: sos.ga.gov

Conducting ElectionsThe City Clerk prepares and publishes all election ads, approves the ballot proof, approves the city's official voter list, accepts notice of candidacy for local office and prepared for municipal elections in coordination with DeKalb County Elections Division who runs the actual election.