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Candidate Information

QUALIFYING CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS MAY 21, 2024

Qualifying Period: March 4, 2024 (beginning at 9:00 A.M.) through 12:00 noon March 8, 2024, for a Political Party Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Primary Ballot O.C.G.A. §21-2-153 (c)(1); and for a Non-Partisan Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Primary/Non-Partisan Ballot, O.C.G.A. §21-2-132, 21-2-172, 21-2-187.

Location: Election Hub and Operations Center (EHOC): 5600 Campbellton Fairburn Road-Fairburn-GA 30213

The General Primary will be held on May 21, 2024, and the General Election will be held on November 5, 2024.

April 22, 2024 – Registration Deadline for Changes in Address and Name.

Qualifying Information Packet
Qualifying Fee Notice


Prospective Candidates for the Office of Sheriff:

OCGA 15-16-1 Qualification Requirements for Sheriff
OCGA §15-16-1, requires Sheriff candidates to be fingerprinted before qualifying for office. Each candidate for sheriff, whether current sitting sheriff or not, must have their fingerprints captured for each election cycle.

Fingerprinting Process
Upon request of the candidate for sheriff, please complete the attached and provide us with a copy of documents.
The candidate for sheriff will then go to the sheriff’s office and have their prints captured. It’s important that they run the prints under the purpose code for “OCGA 15-16-12 – Candidate for Sheriff”. The prints must be captured at the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Address:
185 Central Avenue, 9th Floor, Atlanta GA 30303.

Please note:
Such fingerprints are to be taken prior to close of the third business day after the qualification period for Sheriff. Such period shall begin upon the court’s signature and shall run during normal business hours until March 8, 2024.



Electronic Filing

Fulton County uses the Easy Campaign Finance Portal to receive campaign documents electronically from Candidates and Elected Officials for Fulton County offices.

Easy Campaign Finance Registration Instructions:

  1. Click Register at the top of the page. 
  2. Under User Account Info, from the "Candidate or Committee you represent" drop down menu, choose New Candidate
  3. Select a Position: Filer/Self
  4. Select an Office, Candidate Type: Candidate
  5. Enter your name and other contact information and click Next at the bottom.

Once registration is complete, our office will receive notification to approve your request.

Once approved, you will then be able to electronically file the following:

  • Declaration of Intent (DOI) – file with local county filing officer before accepting campaign funds.
  • Register Committee (RC) – to register and name Campaign Committee
  • Exemption Affidavit Not To Exceed $2,500 – file with local county filing officer if candidate does not plan to spend or receive over $2,500.
  • Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report – File with local county filing officer if spending or receiving more than $2,500 as listed in the filing schedule.
  • Personal Financial Disclosure Report – due to local county filing officer within 15 days of qualifying

Campaign Reports

Local Candidates and Public Officials are required to file their reports with the Local Filing Entity (Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections). Although Local Filers are assigned a Filer ID and password when they submit an eFiling PIN application, they are still required to file the original report with the Local Filing Officer. Although many local filers log into the eFiling system and file, reports are not considered “filed” until they are filed with the appropriate local filing entity.  O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34 (a)(3)(4)

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Filing Schedule

 

Municipal Elections

The Department of Registration and Elections conducts elections for the Municipalities within Fulton County. However, Municipal Candidates and Elected Officials qualify and file campaign reports with their Municipal Clerk.

Please call each municipality for additional information.