Election Qualifying and Ethic Forms

Every elected official including judges of appellate, county and municipal courts, are considered Public Officials who are subjected to the following reporting guidelines:

Qualifying Deadlines for Nonpartisan Judicial Candidates Seeking State Wide & County Judgeships:

2012 Elections follow a census data release; therefore, qualifying commences at 9:00am on Wednesday  following third Monday in May and shall cease 12:00 noon on the Friday immediately following that Wednesday. See O.C.G.A § 21-2-153 & O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132.
Qualifying Period:   9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 until 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012

Overview of Filing Deadlines:

A Public Elected Official must annually file all three forms listed below

1. Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports (CCDR):

Non-election year: June 30st and December 31st.

Election year: March 31st; June 30th; Sept. 30th; Oct 25th; Dec. 31st.

2. Personal Financial Disclosure Statement (PFDS): (Only one required per year)

Non-election years: between January 1st and July 1st, for activity of preceding calendar year.

Election years: No later than 15th day following qualifying, for activity of preceding calendar    year, unless seeking statewide office, which is then no later than seven days following qualifying or filing of a notice of candidacy. (See ethics website for additional filings for run-off & special elections)

3. State Business Transaction Report:

Filed on or before January 31st of each year, if there are reportable transactions.

Disclaimer: This information is provided merely as an aid and elected officials are urged to check all applicable code sections and the Ethics Commission website for additional information and forms.  http://ethics.ga.gov/filer-information/public-officials/

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