Candidate Qualifying Information

 

2020 Qualifying Dates and Deadlines

All qualifying for Political Party Candidates and Nonpartisan Candidates who are qualifying for the May 19, 2020 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election and Independent Candidates that are qualifying for the November 3, 2020 General Election will take place during the time noted below.  The location and hours for Candidate Qualifying will be updated on this page prior to the start of Qualifying in 2020.

Type of Election                                             
Qualifying Start Date and Time                                               
Qualifying Deadline and Time                                      
Political Party Candidate Qualifying
for the General Primary
March 2 at 9am March 6 at 12pm (noon)
NonPartisan Candidate Qualifying
for the NonPartisan General Election
March 2 at 9am March 6 at 12pm (noon)
Please be advised pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131 (a)(1)(A) and 21-2-131 (a)(1)(B) the governing authority of the county, not later than February 1, 2020 shall fix and publish a qualifying fee for each county office to be filled in the upcoming primary or election.  Click here to view the Qualifying Candidate Information page of the Secretary of State's website and to search for qualified candidates by Federal, State and/or County office.  

List of Offices Up for Election in 2020

Position is
Partisan or
NonPartisan   
Qualify at the
County Level or
State Level                     
Title                                              
District                         
Term Length             
                                          2020 Qualifying Fees
(to be set by
February 1, 2020)       
Partisan County County Commissioner District 2
4 years  
Partisan County County Commissioner District 4
4 years
Partisan County
County Commissioner
District 5
4 years
 
Partisan County County Board of Education Member District 3
4 years  
Partisan County County Board of Education Member District 4
4 years
Partisan County County Board of Education Member
District 5
4 years
 
Partisan County Clerk of Court
Countywide 4 years  
Partisan County Sheriff
Countywide 4 years  
Partisan County Tax Commissioner
Countywide
4 years
 
Partisan County
Coroner
Countywide
4 years
 
Partisan County
District Attorney
Countywide
4 years
 
Partisan County
Probate Judge
Countywide
4 years
 
NonPartisan County
Chief Magistrate
Countywide
4 years
 
NonPartisan State
Superior Court Judge
Countywide
4 years
 
NonPartisan County
Chief Judge, State Court
Countywide
4 years
 
Partisan State
State Senator
27th District
2 years
 
Partisan State 
State Senator
51st District
2 years
 
Partisan State 
State Representative
9th District
2 years
 
Partisan State
State Representative 
22nd District
2 years
 
Partisan
State
State Representative 
24th District
2 years
 
Partisan State
State Representative
25th District
2 years
 
Partisan
State
State Representative
26th District
2 years
 
Partisan State
US Congressman
7th District
2 years
 
Partisan
State
US Congressman
9th District
2 years
 
 Partisan State
US Senator
Statewide
6 years
 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Voter Registrations and Elections Department is to enable all eligible citizens of Forsyth County to exercise their right to register and vote under the Constitution of the United States; to provide for the security and integrity of all elections in accordance with the Georgia Election Code and State Election Board Rules; to encourage voter participation; to continue providing excellent customer service to voters, candidates and the media; and to maintain public confidence through education of the voting process and laws governing elections.