Candidate Qualifying Information


2018 Qualifying Dates and Deadlines

All qualifying for Political Party Candidates and Nonpartisan Candidates who are qualifying for the May 22, 2018 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election and Independent Candidates that are qualifying for the November 6, 2018 General Election will take place at the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Office located at 1201 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.  The hours of Qualifying are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday from 9:00am until 12:00 Noon. See below for start and end times and candidate qualifying fees.

Type of Election Qualifying Start Date and Time Qualifying Deadline and Time
Political Party Candidate Qualifying
for the General Primary
March 5 at 9am March 9 at 12pm (noon)
NonPartisan Candidate Qualifying
for the NonPartisan General Election
March 5 at 9am March 9 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, 2018 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 2018

Position is
Partisan or
Qualify at the
County Level or
State Level 
Title District Term Length  2018
Partisan County County Commissioner District 1
4 years  $1047.02
Partisan County County Commissioner District 3
4 years  $1047.02
Partisan County County Board of Education Member District 1
4 years  $252.00
Partisan County County Board of Education Member District 2
4 years  $252.00
Partisan County Solicitor General
Countywide 4 years  $3233.29
NonPartisan County State Court Judge Countywide 4 years  $4311.05
NonPartisan State Superior Court Judge (2)
Countywide 4 years  

Contact Us

 Address: 1201 Sawnee  Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2118
 Fax: 770-886-2825
 Email: Contact Us

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.