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Candidate Qualifying Criteria, Fees
Candidate Qualifying Criteria

To run for office in the City of College Park, one must meet the following qualifications:


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must have been a resident of the City for one year at the time you qualify.
  • You must be a registered voter at an address within the ward for which you qualify.
  • You may not have been convicted or sentenced for fraudulent violation of election laws, malfeasance in office, a felony involving moral turpitude or, if so, provide verification that your rights have been restored.


Rules of Determining Residence:


To view a complete list of 21-2-217: Rules of Determining Residence, click here.

§ 45-2-1. Persons ineligible to hold civil office; vacation of office; validity of acts performed while in office

The following persons are ineligible to hold any civil office; and the existence of any of the following facts shall be a sufficient reason for vacating any office held by such person; but the acts of such person, while holding a commission, shall be valid as the acts of an officer de facto, namely:

(1)  Persons who are not citizens of this state and persons under the age of 21 years; provided, however, that upon passage of appropriate local ordinances, citizens of this state who are otherwise qualified and who have attained 18 years of age shall be eligible to hold any county or municipal office, except such offices of a judicial nature. The residency requirement for a candidate for any county office, except offices of a judicial nature, shall be 12 months residency within the county. The residency requirement for a candidate for any municipal office, except offices of a judicial nature, shall be 12 months residency within the municipality; provided, however, that municipalities may by charter provide for lesser residency requirements for candidates for municipal office, except offices of a judicial nature. Notwithstanding anything in this paragraph to the contrary, the General Assembly may provide by local law for a period of district residency for candidates for any county or municipal governing authority or board of education who are elected from districts not to exceed 12 months residency within the district from which each such candidate seeks election. Any local law previously enacted by the General Assembly providing for a period of district residency for candidates for county or municipal office which does not exceed 12 months shall be granted full force and effect. 



 

Qualifying Dates for College Park 2017 Election:

August 21-25, 2017 

 

Qualifying Fees:
The qualifying fee is 3% of the previous year’s annual salary of the office/position you are seeking plus any supplements.

Ward II $768.07

Ward IV $768.07

 

 


The Elections Division of the Secretary of State
The Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county and federal elections. They are responsible for certification of election results as well as certifying the qualification of candidates and preparation of ballots and election forms and materials.

Please follow this link to the official Georgia Secretary of State website: 
sos.ga.gov


College Park City Hall
3667 Main St.
College Park, GA 30337
Phone: (404) 767-1537