Qualifying Period across the State for Nonpartisan Municipal Election on November 7 Now Open

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that yesterday was the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election on November 7, 2017. It was also the last day to register to vote in the September 19, 2017 special election for sheriff in Lincoln County.

Kemp encourages voters to contact local election officials for qualifying details, which vary by jurisdiction, and check their registration status. It is easy to get registered to vote and update your voter record through Georgia’s online voter registration system.

Under O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132, municipal qualifying cannot begin earlier than 8:30 a.m. on the third Monday in August or end later than 4:30 p.m. on the following Friday. Local election officials must hold qualifying for no less than three days and no more than five days.

The Secretary of State’s Office will not publish election night results for November’s municipal nonpartisan elections. Please contact your local municipality on how to access election results.