Quiz: How much do you know about Municipal Elections?

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia

What is a municipal election?

a) An election to choose the leadership of a city

b) An election to choose who should be mayor

c) An election to choose the city manager

On November 5, we will elect:

a) Mayor

b) City Council

c) Both

How often are municipal elections held?

a) Every four years

b) Every two years

c) As often as necessary to fill city leadership positions

Who can vote in a municipal election?

a) Registered voters who live within the city limits

b) Anyone living within the city limits

c) Anyone who owns a house in the city or town

What percentage of registered voters cast ballots in municipal elections on average?

a) 75%

b) 50%

c) 30%

What are term limits?

a) A limit on the number of times one person can hold office

b) A limit on the number of times a person can run for office

c) A limit on the number of people on a city council

Are municipal officials subject to term limits?

a) Some of them

b) None of them

c) It depends on the regulation in the city they live in

What is an incumbent?

a) Someone running for reelection

b) Someone who used to hold office and wants to hold it again

c) All candidates running for office

Does a candidate have to be a Democrat or a Republican to run for city office?

a) Yes

b) No

c) Municipal elections are nonpartisan

How long must you have lived in a city before you can vote in the municipal election?

a) One year

b) 30 days

c) As soon as you register in that county

Why are municipal elections important?

a) Mayors and city councils make decisions about how money raised through taxes and other sources should be spent. 

b) Mayors and city councils select priorities on issues related to crime, tourism, historic preservation, and more.

c) Mayors and city councils establish laws that affect citizens.

d) All of the above.

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