• Qualifying is the process you need to go through to have your name on the ballot. 
  • Candidates will have to qualify with the appropriate election authority to declare their candidacy and confirm their eligibility to run for office. For state candidates, qualifying normally takes place in March of the election year. 
  • State Representative and Senate candidates must file Declaration of Candidacy and Affidavit Form at the State Capitol. Check the GA SOS page for the latest form. It is suggested that candidates file in person, in the event they need to make any corrections before having their forms notarized. The Democratic Party or Georgia will be sharing further information including instructions and location where notarization will take place by a presiding officer.   
  • All candidates must pay a qualifying fee when submitting their Candidacy forms.
    • Fees range from $400 to $5,268 (3% of the office’s annual salary).
    • Fees must be paid by check or money order.

The above information is provided by HerTerm, which also provides numerous resources and information for candidates.

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