2012 QualifyingPosted by GAGOP on Apr 12, 2012
Qualifying for statewide, state legislative, district attorney and federal candidates (both US Senate and US House) will be handled by the Georgia Republican Party. Local parties may qualify candidates for local (county or municipal) partisan offices.
Statewide Qualifying will occur at the Georgia State Capitol in the House Chamber from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23rd, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 24th, and 8:00 AM until Noon on Friday, May 25th. Qualifying fees (to be paid by Cashier’s Check or Money Order) and requirements may be found here.
For state offices, you must have proof of residency within the district sought for one year prior to Election Day. Check with your local election officials for residency requirements for local offices. Qualifying fees and requirements may be found here.
County/municipal party qualifying should take place during approximately the same times from a local office. Candidates should contact their local Superintendent of Elections (often the Probate Judge in smaller counties) if unsure about how to reach their local Republican Party.
Local offices may have varying requirements of residency. County Qualifying affidavits usually provide the required information. Contact your local Superintendent of Elections (or Probate Office) if you have questions regarding residency. We strongly encourage all candidates to verify their voter registration here, and to ensure their address on their identification and the address on their voter record are the same.
At the time of qualifying, each candidate must file an affidavit stating:
- Candidate’s residency, with street number;
- Candidate’s profession, business, or occupation, if any;
- The name of candidate’s precinct;
- That candidate is an elector of the county of his or her residence eligible to vote in the primary election in which he or she is a candidate for nomination;
- The name of the office candidate is seeking;
- That the candidate is eligible to hold such office;
- That the candidate has never been convicted of a felony, malfeasance in office, etc.; and
- That the candidate will not knowingly violate Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Georgia Code or rules or regulations adopted under that chapter.
In addition, each candidate must also sign the Oath required by the Georgia Republican Party under Rule 10.3 of the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party.
|Declaration of Candidacy and Affidavit:|
|Clerk of Superior Court Affidavit|
|Judge of Probate Court Affidavit|
|Local Board of Education Affidavit|
|Tax Commissioner Affidavit|
|For more information, please visit: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/candidate_information.htm.|