2018 Candidate Qualifying Information

Overview: For those seeking inclusion on the Republican primary ballot for the elections on May 22, 2018, the Cobb County Republican Party is holding Candidate Qualifying for partisan county offices at the headquarters located at 799 Roswell Street, Marietta, Georgia, 30060.
Dates/Hours: The following dates and hours are recognized for qualifying:
+ Monday, March 5 from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
+ Tuesday, March 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
+ Wednesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
+ Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

+ Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. – Noon sharp

Partisan County Offices: These partisan county offices must qualify locally:

+ Solicitor General – Qualifying Fee  $5,743.30

+ County Commissioner (Districts 1 & 3) – Qualifying Fee $1,395.93

+ County School Board (Districts 2, 4, & 6) – Qualifying Fee: $570.00
Qualifying Information: Packets will be available for the candidates at the Cobb GOP Headquarters. For the general details, click HERE. The packets may be taken, completed, and returned; or filled in at the Cobb GOP Headquarters during the hours listed above.
 
Additional information for candidate qualifying requirements and documentation are available at the Georgia Secretary of State – Elections Division website HERE.
Qualifying Day: Here is what you’ll need to do the day of qualifying:
+ Present a picture ID
+ Provide proof of Voting Precinct
Deliver a Money Order or Cashier’s Check for the corresponding amount listed above and made out to the “Cobb County Republican Party.” NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.
+ Sign the documentation in front of the notary. A notary will be at the Cobb GOP Headquarters during the hours listed above.
General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Special Election Date
+ Election Date: May 22, 2018, with Voter Registration Deadline of April 24, 2018
+ Advanced Voting: April 30 through May 18.
+ Runoff Date: July 24, 2018, with Voter Registration Deadline of April 24, 2018
General Primary Runoff Date for Federal Races
+ Election Date: July 24, 2018, with Voter Registration Deadline of June 25, 2018
Questions: Contact the Cobb GOP office at 770-272-0458.