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In accordance with the Georgia Election Code, qualifying fees are calculated and published no later than February 1st in a regular election year. Individuals unable to pay the qualifying fee may file a pauper's affidavit that meets the requirements of the Georgia Election Code in lieu of paying said fee. It is a felony to falsify these documents.

2019 Qualifying Fees

Qualifying fees were established via Business Resolution 2019-05 and were published in The Gainesville Times on January 31, 2019 as follows:

  • Council Member, Ward 2 - $819.00
  • Council Member, Ward 3 - $819.00
  • Council Member, Ward 5 - $819.00
  • Board of Education Member, District 2 - $278.10
  • Board of Education Member, District 3 - $278.10
  • Board of Education Member, District 5 - $278.10