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Elections and Registration


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of Commissioners of Clayton County, Georgia, is commanded by the Official Code of Georgia, Section 21-2-131 (1)(A), to establish official qualifying fees for each elected office to be filled in Clayton County.

The following qualifying fees have been fixed and shall apply to the county offices to be filled during the General Primary and General Elections to be held in Clayton County in 2016:

Clerk of Superior Court $2,750.48
County Commission Chairman $3,607.59
County Commissioners $557.21
Magistrate Court Judge $2,750.48
Probate Court Judge $2,750.48
School Board Members $360.00
Sheriff $2,842.77
Solicitor General $3,524.31
State Court Judge $4,563.31
Surveyor $35.00
Tax Commissioner $2,750.48

 

Qualifying will commence March 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude March 11, 2016 at 12 Noon. Candidates will qualify at a location and time established by the respective political parties.

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Qualifying Dates


March 7, 2016
9:00 AM
Earliest day for a Political Party Candidate to file a Declaration of Candidacy to have his or her name placed on the General Primary/Non-Partisan Ballot. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-153 (c)(1)

Earliest day for a Non-Partisan Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his or her name placed on the General Primary/Non-Partisan Ballot. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132, 21-2-172, 21-2-187
March 11, 2016
12:00 Noon
Last day for a Political Party Candidate to file a Declaration of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Primary/Non-Partisan Ballot. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-153 (c)(1)

Last day for a Non-Partisan Candidate to file a Notice of Candidacy to have his/her name placed on the General Primary/Non-Partisan Ballot. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132, 21-2-172, 21-2-187

 


2016 SCHEDULED ELECTION DATES


 

ElectionsElection Date
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Voter
Registration
Cutoff Date

Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election  March 1, 2016 February 1, 2016
 

Early Voting: February 8th – 19th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Elections & Registration Office

Advance Voting: February 22nd – 26th, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. *At locations listed below

Mandatory Saturday Voting: February 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*At locations listed below


Special Runoff Date March 29, 2016 February 1, 2016

General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Runoff Election May 24, 2016 April 26, 2016
 

Early Voting: May 2nd – 13th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in Elections & Registration Office

Advance Voting: May 16th – 20th, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. *At locations listed below

Mandatory Saturday Voting: May 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*At locations listed below

Sunday Voting: May 15th, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.**At locations listed below


General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff Election, and Special Runoff Election Date July 26, 2016 April 26, 2016
  Early/Advance Voting: July 5th – 22nd, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in Elections & Registration Office only
(Closed July 4th)

General Election November 8, 2016 October 11, 2016
 

Early Voting: October 17th – 28th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in Elections & Registration Office

Advance Voting: October 31st – November 4th, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. *At locations listed below

Mandatory Saturday Voting: October 29th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*At locations listed below

Sunday Voting: October 30th, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.**At locations listed below


General /Special Election Runoff December 6, 2016 October 11, 2016
 

Early/Advance Voting: November 14th – December 2nd, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in Elections & Registration Office


General Election Runoff Date for Federal Offices January 10, 2017 October 11, 2016

 

Note: The asterisk (*) represents the week of advance voting. The week of advance voting with extended hours will be held one week prior to the election Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at each advance site EXCEPT during Special Elections and Runoffs. Advance voting for Special Elections and Runoffs will be held at the Elections and Registration’s office ONLY, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday voting will take place when required from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Locations for Saturday voting will be announced.

* Advance and Saturday Voting Only*

Elections & Registration Office
121 S. McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center
3499 Rex Road
Rex, GA 30273

Lee Headquarters Library
865 Battle Creek Road
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Morrow Municipal Complex
1500 Morrow Road
Morrow, GA 30260

 

South Clayton Recreation Center
1837 McDonough Road
Hampton, GA 30228

 

Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center
1475 East Fayetteville Road
Riverdale, GA 30274

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**Sunday Voting Only**

Elections & Registration Office
121 S. McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center
3499 Rex Road
Rex, GA 30273

Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center
1475 East Fayetteville Road
Riverdale, GA 30274

South Clayton Recreation Center
1837 McDonough Road
Hampton, GA 30228