Election candidates must comply with reporting requirements defined in the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Act. The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission administers and enforces provisions of the Act. Visit the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission website for additional information. Most reports will be filed in the City Clerk's Office. Visit https://ethics.ga.gov/filer-info/local-filing-entities/local-filing-entites/ for a list of the reports to be filed locally.
Formal - Legal Definition of "Candidate" Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-5-3(4)
"Candidate" means an individual who seeks nomination for election or election to any public office, whether or not such an individual is elected; and a person shall be deemed to seek nomination or election if such person has taken necessary action under the laws of this state to qualify such person for nomination for election or election or has received any contributions or made any expenditures in pursuit of such nomination or election or has given such person's consent for such person's campaign committee to receive contributions or make expenditures with a view to bringing about such person's nomination for election or election to such office.
Campaign Contribution Limits Have Changed
On April 18, 2019, the Campaign Finance Commission approved an increase in the maximum contributions. Please visit the campaign contribution limits website for the most current information.
Ethics Commission Training Options
The Ethics Commission periodically offers training. For more details visit https://media.ethics.ga.gov/training//trainingSCHD.aspx.