News Flash

Elections News

Posted on: January 9, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 29, 2024

CORRECTED: 2024 General Primary Qualifying Information

2024 Qualifying Information and Fees

The following qualifying fee information was corrected on January 26, 2024 by the Mayor & Commission in a special called session to reflect qualifying fees for several positions (noted below) based upon the base salary for each office in accordance with Georgia law O.C.G.A. § 21-2-133(a)(1)(B).

2024 Qualifying Information

In accordance with Georgia Election Code Sections 21-2-131(a)(1)(A) and (1)(B), the Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners set the qualifying fees for offices to be elected by Athens-Clarke County voters in 2024.

The following Qualifying fees were set and approved on January 26, 2024:

OfficeDistrictSalaryFee
Judge of Probate CourtN/A$112,308.58  $86,381.94$3,369.26  $2,591.46
Clerk of Superior CourtN/A$86,381.94$2,591.46
Chief MagistrateN/A$120,337.05  $88,109.64$3,610.11  $2,643.29
Tax CommissionerN/A$107,873.57  $86,381.94$3,236.21  $2,591.46
SheriffN/A$113,043.25  $96,381.99 $3,391.30  $2,891.46
State Court Judge  N/A$140,097.22  $114,758.06$4,202.92  $3,442.74
State Court Judge – ChiefN/A$154,405.82  $149,753.89$4,632.17  $4,492.62
CoronerN/A$62,370.48     $54,831.12$1,871.11  $1,644.93
County Commissioner Districts 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10$28,693.00$860.79
School Board MemberDistricts 4, 6 & 8$3,600.00$108.00
School Board MemberDistrict 2$3,300.00$99.00

 

When & Where to Qualify

CANDIDATES APPEARING ON THE BALLOT, MAY 21, 2024:

  • All Nonpartisan Candidates seeking to be elected shall file a Notice of Candidacy. 
  • All Partisan Candidates seeking nomination shall file a Declaration of Candidacy and Affidavit. 
  • Candidates shall file in the office of the Board of Elections & Registration beginning 9:00 A.M. on March 4, 2024 and ending at noon on March 8, 2024.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
155 E WASHINGTON STREET
ATHENS, GEORGIA 30605
706-613-3150


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Elections News