Qualifying Information

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §21-2-131 (a)(1), the following qualifying fees were set by the Walton County Board of Commissioners:

Position Fee
County Commissioner, District 1 $234.74
County Commissioner, District 4 $234.74
County Commissioner, District 5 $234.74
Board of Education, District 1 $36.00
Board of Education, District 2 $36.00
Board of Education, District 5 $36.00

Qualifying Locations

Qualifying will be held in the Walton County Board of Elections office, located at 303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 111 in Monroe. Qualifying will begin at 9 a.m. on March 5, 2018 and will end at noon on March 9, 2018. The General Primary will be held on May 22, 2018 and the General Election will be held on November 6, 2018.

Running for Office

Provided is some basic information for those interested in running for office in Walton County. For State level races, please see the Secretary of State's website and view the Candidate Information

Qualifying

You will officially declare your intention to run by completing a form and paying a fee during the following times:

  • Starting Date: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9 a.m.
  • Ending Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at noon

Accepting Campaign Donations

Laws regulating the acceptance of campaign contributions are governed by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. Please visit their Website before accepting any donations.

Requirements for Qualifying

Various offices have different requirements for those who wish to run. Visit the Secretary of State's website for more information.

List of Registered Voters

For information about ordering lists of registered voters in your district please visit the Secretary of State's website  and view on Results and Stats.

Campaign Signs

O.C.G.A. § 21-2-414 prohibits campaign signs on Election Day, including those on vehicles and hand-held, within 150 feet of a polling place or 25 feet of voters standing in line to vote.

No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any: 

  • Booklet
  • Campaign literature
  • Card
  • Newspaper
  • Pamphlet
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sign
  • Any other written or printed matter of any kind

Nor shall any person solicit signatures for any petition or conduct any exit poll or public opinion poll with voters on any day in which ballots are being cast:

  • Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is established;
  • Within 25 feet of any voter standing in line to vote at any polling place.
  • Within any polling place