2019 Election Qualifying Period

The qualifying period for the City of Gainesville's 2019 municipal election shall be in accordance with O.C.G.A. §21-2-132.

Qualifying Period

The qualifying period begins Monday, August 19th, and ends Wednesday, August 21st. Candidates will file required documents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm in Suite 303 of the Administrative Building (300 Henry Ward Way). The following must be filed during the qualifying period:

  • Affidavit for Local Board of Education (if applicable)
  • Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit
  • Paupers Affidavit and Petition in lieu of paying the qualifying fee. The petition shall contain at least 106 signatures of registered and eligible voters pursuant to the Georgia Election Code
  • Payment of qualifying fee (cash, check, or money order)

Qualifying Officer

As City Clerk, I am the "Qualifying Officer" for the election. I will receive documents, work closely with the Hall County Elections Office to verify information, provide notice of qualified candidates as soon as practical, and post updates on the website until the election cycle is completed.