There is a second qualifying for Political Body Candidates and Independent Candidates for the General Election.
When to Qualify:
Local qualifying for the November 8, 2016 General Election is June 27th- July 1st, 2016 beginning at 9:00am ending at 12:00pm on the 1st. Qualifying information will available on the Secretary of States website and will be updated as Candidates qualify.
The following link will direct you to the Georgia Secretary of States Candidate Qualifying page, Qualifying Candidate Information. This will allow you to view all Candidates who have qualified Federally, State and Locally.
Where to Qualify:
Persons wanting to qualify as Political Body Candidates or Independent Candidates office will need to qualify in our office during the above listed dates.
Qualifying Fees are set by the County and are as follows:
Offices on the General Election Ballot:
Clerk of Superior Court-----$1,894.94
Board of Commissioners (Districts 1 and 4)-----$454.04
Board of Commissioners (Chairman at Large)-----$499.45
Political Body Candidate and Independent Candidates must also file a Notice of Candidacy in our office during the qualifying period. Political Body Candidate and Independent Candidates are also required to submit a Nominate Petition containing signatures of registered voters equal to 5% of the total number of registered voters eligible to vote in the last election for the filling of the office the candidate is seeking.