Qualify to Place Name on the Ballot

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Persons seeking to place their names on the ballot for election shall qualify to fill the aforementioned offices:

WHERE:

Atlanta City Hall
Office of Municipal Clerk
55 Trinity Avenue SW Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303

WHEN:

Wednesday

January 23, 2019

8:30 a.m. until 4:30 pm EST

Thursday

January 24, 2019

8:30 a.m. until 4:30 pm EST

Friday

January 25, 2019

8:30 a.m. until 4:30 pm EST


 

 

 

HOW:

Qualifying steps include:

  • Filing a Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit with the Municipal Clerk/Election Superintendent or his designated agent.

     
    and

  • Paying a set qualifying fee to the Municipal Clerk/Election Superintendent or his designated agent for the desired office as follows:

    City Council Member        $1809.00


    or

Qualifying as a Pauper - Filing a Qualifying Petition and a Pauper’s Affidavit, with the Municipal Clerk/Election Superintendent or designated agent, affirming under oath the candidate’s poverty or inability to pay the qualifying fee as required by O.C.G.A. §21-2-132(h).

or

Declare Write-In Candidacy

Persons seeking to be a certified Write-In Candidate shall:

  • File a Notice of Intention of write-in candidacy with the Municipal Clerk/Election Superintendent or his designated agent; and publish such notice in the official gazette of the municipality (Fulton County Daily Report) no earlier than January 1, 2019 and no later than 7 days after regular qualifying period ends (February 1, 2019).

     
    and

  • Submit an affidavit stating that the notice has been published including the name of the newspaper and date of publication not later than the 5th day after the deadline of filing and publishing such notice (February 6, 2019).