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Qualifying for Office

Interested in Running for Office in Cobb County?

Below is some basic information for those interested in running for office in Cobb County.

For State level races, please see the Secretary of State's Website and click on Candidate Info.

Offices to be Elected in 2020

Find out which offices are up for election in 2020


Qualifying for offices in 2020 will occur during the week of March 2 - March 6, 2020. More information will be posted when available.

Requirements for Qualifying

Various offices have different requirements for those who wish to run. It is the applicant's responsibility to determine what the qualifications are and that they are met. For more information, visit the Secretary of State's website.

County offices may have additional requirements. If so, these requirements can be found in the online Cobb County Code.

Qualifying Fees

Qualifying fees are set according the O.C.G.A. §21-2-131 and are approximately 3% of the office's total gross salary paid in the preceding calendar year. The qualifying fees for 2020 offices will be fixed and published before February 1, 2020.