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Candidate Information

Qualified Candidates

Qualified candidate information for future elections will be posted when available.

2024 Qualifying Dates, Deadlines and More

2024 Candidate Qualifying Fees

The governing authority of the county, no later than February 1 of any year in which a general primary, nonpartisan election or general election is held, shall fix and publish the qualifying fee for each county office. The fee shall be three percent of the base salary of the office paid in the preceding calendar year, exclusive of compensation supplements for training provided for in O.C.G.A.§36-5-27 and cost-of-living adjustments pursuant to O.C.G.A.§36-5-28.  Reference O.C.G.A. §21-2-131.

If not a salaried office, a reasonable fee shall be set by the governing authority of the county. The fee is not to exceed three percent of the income derived from such county office by the person holding the office for the preceding year.

County Contest Candidate Qualifying Checklist

Candidate Resources

Residency Requirements and Qualifications for Forsyth County Positions

Campaign Finance Reporting

All local candidates and elected officials are required to file reports pertaining to their personal and campaign finances directly with the Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Office. All state office holders must file directly with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly known as the State Ethics Commission). All filings are public record. Campaign finance filings submitted by elected officials/candidates to the Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Office may be viewed at

There are several different required filings which are subject to filing schedules, deadlines, grace periods and fines per the Commission. Filings begin prior to the acceptance of campaign monies and continue until certain conditions are met and final reports are filed.

Refer to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for filing and training schedules and to get answers to any questions a candidate or elected official may have about the required filings.

Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly known as the State Ethics Commission) contact information:

Physical and mailing address:
200 Piedmont Avenue, SE
Suite 1416 - West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Email: and Website:
Phone: (404) 463-1980 and Fax: (404) 463-1988

Campaign Finance Portal

Forsyth County has implemented an online filing system that allows all constitutional officers and candidates to electronically file all documents required by law by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly known as the State Ethics Commission). If you choose to use this service, you may do so by accessing the Campaign Finance Portal or by going to

Order Voter Registration Lists and Files

Voter registration lists and files are available to the public. The files contain the following information: voter name, residence address, mailing address if different, race, gender, registration date and last voting date. Pricing is set by the Secretary of State.  Such data may not be used by any person for commercial purposes. (O.C.G.A. 21-2-225c)

All such lists are ordered through the order form provided by the Secretary of State. For information on how to order voter registration lists and files, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website. 

Click here to view the pricing sheet and order form.

The Georgia Secretary of State's website also provides links to the following information: