Filing Deadline:


Primary Date: 7/20/2010
Filing Fee:

The qualifying fee is $400.

Handbook: Georgia Elections
Elections Qualifying
2010 Elections (PDF)
Candidate Training Guide (PDF)
Candidate Information (PDF)
Secretary of State Elections Department: 404-656-2871
Fax: 404-651-9531
Webform email
Law: When to Qualify (O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132)


Residency: Inhabitant of state
Signature/Forms: Candidate Information (Declaration) (PDF)
Candidate Information

Political Party and Nonpartisan Candidates:

Candidates seeking nomination in a primary shall file their declaration of candidacy and pay their qualifying fee no earlier than 9:00 a.m. the fourth Monday in April and not later than 12:00 p.m. on the Friday following the fourth Monday in April.

Qualifying Opens: 9:00 a.m. – fourth Monday in April

Qualifying Closes: 12:00 p.m. – Friday following the fourth Monday in April