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)
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:
- Click Register at the top of the page.
- Under User Account Info, from the “Candidate or Committee you represent” drop down menu, choose New Candidate
- Select a Position: Filer/Self
- Select an Office, Candidate Type: Candidate
- 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
Candidate Qualifying 2022
Qualifying Period: March 7, 2022 through March 11, 2022, for a Political Party Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have their name placed on the General Primary Ballot O.C.G.A. §21-2-153 (c)(1); and for a Nonpartisan Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have their name placed on the General Primary/Non-Partisan Ballot, O.C.G.A. §21-2-132, 21-2-172, 21-2-187.
The General Primary will be held on May 24, 2022, and the General Election will be held on November 8, 2022.
Qualifying Dates and Times:
- Monday March 7 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday, March 8 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 9 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday March 10 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday, March 11 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Democratic Party, 501 Pulliam Street, Ste. 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30312
The following Fulton County Partisan Offices qualify with their respective Party chairperson:
- Board of Commissioners
- Solicitor General
- Tax Commissioner
- Clerk of Superior Court
Candidate Information: https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/inside-fulton-county/fulton-county-departments/registration-and-elections/candidate-information
- Crossover Day (legislative day 28) is March 15
- Sine Die, the final legislative day, is April 4
- Legislative Day 9 is Tuesday, Feb. 1, after which 31 days remain.
Don’t forget: NDTC’s National Candidate Bootcamp is happening THIS SATURDAY – February 5, 2022!! Join the NDTC’s National Candidate Bootcamp on Saturday, February 5th from 9:30am – 4:45 pm ET! If you are running for office or working on a campaign in 2021 or 2022, our Candidate Bootcamp featuring trainees from all across the country will get you ready to win!
Designed to propel your campaign to success, this all-day event will take you through multiple sessions on important campaign topics, from field strategies to fundraising tactics.
If you’re running for office or are planning to work on a campaign, the National Candidate Bootcamp has workshops that are designed to fit your needs.
Do you or someone you know need an ID to vote? If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID to vote, you can get a free ID card from the Department of Driver Services Office or one of the Registration Offices listed.
Items Needed for Free Voter ID
To receive a voter identification card, the voter must know their:
- Date of birth
- Last four digits of their Social Security Number
If the voter is registered to vote in Fulton County, the voter then fills out an application for the free voter ID card.
Georgia law allows for six acceptable forms of ID, which include:
- Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
- A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
- Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
- Valid U.S. passport ID
- Valid U.S. military photo ID
- Valid tribal photo ID