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Athens-Clarke County Announces Qualifying Fees and Filing Dates for 2024 Elections

The Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners in Georgia has established the qualifying fees for the 2024 elections. These fees, approved on December 5, 2023, apply to various positions such as Judge of Probate Court, Clerk of Superior Court, Chief Magistrate, and others.

The fees vary depending on the position, with the highest being for the State Court Judge – Chief and the lowest for a School Board Member. These fees are calculated based on the salaries of the respective offices.

Candidates interested in participating in the May 21, 2024 elections must file their candidacy. The process differs for nonpartisan and partisan candidates. Nonpartisan candidates need to file a Notice of Candidacy, while partisan candidates must file a Declaration of Candidacy and Affidavit.

The filing period starts at 9:00 A.M. on March 4, 2024, and concludes at noon on March 8, 2024. All documents should be submitted to the Board of Elections & Registration office. 

When & Where to Qualify

CANDIDATES APPEARING ON THE BALLOT, MAY 21, 2024:

  • All Nonpartisan Candidates seeking to be elected shall file a Notice of Candidacy. 

  •  All Partisan Candidates seeking nomination shall file a Declaration of Candidacy and Affidavit in the office of the Board of Elections & Registration, beginning 9:00 A.M. on March 4, 2024 and ending at noon on March 8, 2024.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS155 E WASHINGTON STREETATHENS, GEORGIA 30605706-613-3150

The Board of Elections office is located at 155 E Washington Street, Athens, Georgia. For more information, the board can be reached at 706-613-3150.

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