Candidate Information

Voting and Elections

Candidate information

Candidate Information

Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections is committed to providing information to prospective candidates, as well as current Elected Officials.

 

The following Fulton County Non-Partisan offices qualify with the Department of Registration and Elections:

  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • State Court Judges
  • Probate Court Judge
  • Chief Magistrate
  • Fulton County School Board

The following Fulton County Partisan Offices qualify with their respective Party chairperson:

  • Board of Commissioners
  • Sheriff
  • Solicitor General 
  • Tax Commissioner
  • Surveyor

Steps for Qualifying Candidates for Fulton County

  1. File a Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit Form
  2. File the Affidavit of a Candidate’s Intent Not to Exceed $2,500 in Contributions and/or Expenditures (if applicable).
  3. Pay the qualifying fee for the office they are seeking (O.C.G.A. 21-2-131)
  4. Valid Photo I.D.
  5. Payment: Personal check, cashier’s check, or money order Payable to “Fulton County Director of Finance” or cash

Electronic Filing

Fulton County uses the Easy Campaign Finance Portal to receive campaign documents electronically from Candidates and Elected Officials for Fulton County offices.

Easy Campaign Finance Registration Instructions:

  1. Click Register at the top of the page. 
  2. Under User Account Info, from the "Candidate or Committee you represent" drop down menu, choose New Candidate
  3. Select a Position: Filer/Self
  4. Select an Office, Candidate Type: Candidate
  5. Enter your name and other contact information and click Next at the bottom.

Once registration is complete, our office will receive notification to approve your request.

Once approved, you will then be able to electronically file the following:

  • Declaration of Intent (DOI) – file with local county filing officer before accepting campaign funds.
  • Register Committee (RC) – to register and name Campaign Committee
  • Exemption Affidavit Not To Exceed $2,500 – file with local county filing officer if candidate does not plan to spend or receive over $2,500.
  • Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report – File with local county filing officer if spending or receiving more than $2,500 as listed in the filing schedule.
  • Personal Financial Disclosure Report – due to local county filing officer within 15 days of qualifying

Campaign Reports

Local Candidates and Public Officials are required to file their reports with the Local Filing Entity (Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections). Although Local Filers are assigned a Filer ID and password when they submit an eFiling PIN application, they are still required to file the original report with the Local Filing Officer. Although many local filers log into the eFiling system and file, reports are not considered “filed” until they are filed with the appropriate local filing entity.  O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34 (a)(3)(4)

Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Filing Schedule

 

Municipal Elections

The Department of Registration and Elections conducts elections for the Municipalities within Fulton County. However, Municipal Candidates and Elected Officials qualify and file campaign reports with their Municipal Clerk.

Please call each municipality for additional information.