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Municipal elections

The latest news on North Fulton cities' efforts to run their own local elections.

Where are we now?

In August 2021, Milton voters began petitioning their City Council to exit Fulton County elections. It sparked a years-long campaign that spread to other North Fulton cities. Milton is set to operate ballots on their own. Alpharetta, Roswell and Johns Creek have now indicated they will stick with the county – at least for the 2023 election season.

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Each city

Since the push began for city-run municipal elections, Johns Creek and Roswell officials have indicated they will stick with the county. Alpharetta is up in the air. Here's the latest with each city.

How did we get here?

In 2021 residents began pressing Milton officials to break from the county's operation of municipal elections. Appen Media has covered the story ever since.

Milton Elections Panel

A six-person panel met for over a year in Milton, determining how the city would run its own municipal elections.

A timeline of the committee

The committee tasked with determining whether it’s feasible that Milton conduct its own elections, presented its findings to the City Council Dec. 5 and included an eye-opening comprehensive cost analysis.

The Municipal Election Feasibility Committee wrapped up at its last meeting Dec. 1. With Fulton County’s recent suggestion for cities to conduct their own elections, self-sufficiency has become a more important objective for area governments.

The Milton Municipal Election Feasibility Committee met last week, finalizing cost proposals for the city to run its own elections. Fulton County is now suggesting other cities do the same in 2023. 

Sitting eye-level with two dozen residents, members of Milton’s Municipal Election Feasibility Committee settled a handful of key issues at their Sept. 15 meeting.

Milton’s Municipal Election Feasibility Committee has itself come under scrutiny, with residents wondering about the panel's makeup and origin. Documents now show the group met at least 5 times before it was officially assembled. 

The Milton Election Feasibility Committee is a six-person group exploring the city's option to run its own elections. Residents spoke at the Aug. 22 meeting, calling for a system of checks and balances for the panel. 

Milton’s Election Feasibility Committee rolled up its sleeves Aug. 3 and took a deep dive into the practicalities of the city conducting its own municipal elections.


Mark Amick, one of six members on Milton's Election Feasibility Committee, has been subpoenaed by a grand jury in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ probe into the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Seeking greater oversight and cost savings, Milton’s new Municipal Election Feasibility Committee held its inaugural meeting June 15 to study whether the city should run its own municipal elections.

The Milton City Council voted unanimously April 18 to adopt a resolution creating an election feasibility committee.

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