In the city-wide election Nov. 5, Green received 49 percent of the Ward 3 vote, with Standard and Turner tied at 25.5 percent.
To win in Austell, a candidate must have 50 percent of the votes plus one vote, said Janine Eveler, director of the Cobb Board of Elections.
The one polling place at City Hall off Broad Street will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Eveler said.
Standard said the majority of voters are not aware there is a runoff, but he plans to wait until after Thanksgiving to make a big push on the campaign trail.
After the election, Green said he had several people telling him congratulations, thinking he had won the race Nov. 5.
“Most of my concentration has been on getting people out to vote,” Green said.
Ward 3 has 802 registered voters, with 204 who voted Nov. 5, or slightly more than 25 percent, Eveler said.
Standard said there is an older crowd in Austell who remember the city from earlier days, and do not want to see development and changes.
“Which is (Mayor Joe Jerkins) mentality as well,” Standard said. “He likes being able to control every aspect (of the city).”
Standard said the mayor protects his friends, and if you oppose Jerkins, “he will send code enforcement after you.”
Turner, who has accused Standard of driving businesses out of Austell, said, “I believe in working for a city and not against it.”
Turner said even if she does not win Dec. 3, she will continue to attend council meetings as a concerned citizen. Unlike Standard, who Turner said has missed 11 meetings during the latest term.
“I am not a part of the good-old-boy network,” Turner said.
Jerkins has publicly backed Green for the Ward 3 race, but Standard said he has been given a second shot to keep his position on the council.
“Basically, in this town, you are either for the mayor or you are not,” Standard said. “And in this race, you are either Joe’s guy or you aren’t.”