HOW DO I APPLY FOR A POST SEAT?
First, you must be registered to vote in, and a resident of, Fulton County, Georgia. Next, make sure you know which County Commission District you live in. To find your County Commission District, check the Fulton County Commission website. Post Seat Holders are seated in two different ways—a caucus to elect half of the seats every 2 years and the vacancy filling process for all of the time in between.
Between the General Primary Election Day to 45 days afterwards, Post Seat Holders will be elected by caucus during a regularly scheduled FCDPC business meeting. A notice will be sent out on the newsletter to the general membership detailing the time, date, and process. You may only apply to run for post seats for this election during the applicable year (odd-numbered seats during Presidential election years, even-numbered seats in Gubernatorial election years).
If there is a vacant seat in your district (see list above), you may apply to fill it until the caucus following the next applicable General Primary Election for that seat. Incumbent Post Seat Holders must qualify to run for re-election every four years.
WHAT IF ALL POST SEATS IN MY DISTRICT ARE OCCUPIED?
Candidates may qualify to run in the caucus whether or not the Post Seat they seek is currently occupied (odd-numbered seats in Presidential years, even-numbered in Gubernatorial years). Incumbent Post Seat Holders must qualify to run for re-election every four years.
WHAT IF I MISSED THE CAUCUS WHEN POST SEAT HOLDERS WERE ELECTED? HOW DO I APPLY TO FILL A VACANT SEAT?
If there is a vacant seat in your district (see list above), you may apply to fill it until the next applicable General Primary Election. Simply attend the next Fulton County Democratic Party Business Meeting (time and location info can be found on the events page of this site), and fill out a one-page application. If your address and voter registration information are in order, you will be voted in at the following month’s meeting. The annual dues for Post Seat Holders are $25 in addition to the regular dues of $25, payable to the Fulton County Democratic Party. If you have any questions about this process, or to request an application, please contact us.