Candidate Requirements

There are several requirements for becoming a candidate in a city election. Once you have decided which seat you wish to be elected for, during the advertised qualifying dates, you should pick up a qualifying packet from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. The requirements include the following:

  • You must be eligible to vote in the election in which you are a candidate (must be a registered voter).
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have been a legal resident of Norcross for at least one year.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You have never been convicted and sentenced in any court of competent jurisdiction for a fraudulent violation of primary or election laws, malfeasance in office, or felony involving moral turpitude or conviction of domestic violence in the laws of this state or any other state of the United States, or, if so convicted, that your civil rights have been restored, and at least ten years have elapsed from the date of the completion of the sentence.
  • You must not be a defaulter for any federal, state, county, municipal, or school system taxes.
  • You must pay the applicable filing fees at the time of qualifying.