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2010 Elections and Voter Registration Calendar

Qualifying for the July 20 General Primary opens Apri 26 and ends April 30 at noon. All candidates must qualify with their respective political parties. Contact Republican Party Chairperson Bill Grant at 706-886-0315 and Democratic Party Chairperson Cavonnah Holcomb at 706-282-6666.

Qualifying fees have been set by the county governing authority . The fee to qualify for county commissioner is $396 and the fee to qualify for the board of education election is $36.

The Stephens County Registrars Office is now accepting applications for absentee ballots for the July 20 General Primary. They can be mailed, faxed or hand delivered. The final day to registrat to vote in the July 20 General Primary will be June 21 at 5 p.m.

Election Event Dates

Elections Voter Registration Deadline Election Date
Special Election February 16, 2010 March 16, 2010
Runoff Date February 16, 2010 April 13, 2010
General Primary/Special Election June 21, 2010 July 20, 2010
Runoff Date June 21, 2010 August 10, 2010
Special Election August 23, 2010 September 21, 2010
Runoff Date August 23, 2010 October 19, 2010
General/Non-Partisan/Special Election October 4, 2010 November 2, 2010
Runoff Date October 4, 2010 November 30, 2010

 

Key Dates for the 2010 Election Year

Date Deadline or Activity
January 1, 2010 Earliest day to file and publish a notice of intention to be a write-in candidate in the Municipal General Election. 21-2-133(a)
January 8, 2010 Earliest day for an Independent or Political Body candidate to begin circulating a nomination petition for an office other than a Political Body candidate running for a state-wide office in which they are nominated by state-wide convention. O.C.G.A. 21-2-170 (e)
February 16, 2010 Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the March Special Election. O.C.G.A. 21-2-224 (a)
April 26, 2010 9 a.m. Earliest day for a Political Party candidate to file Declaration of Candidacy to have their name placed on the July General Primary Ballot. O.C.G.A. 21-2-153 ( c) (1)
April 30, 2010 Noon Last day for a Political Party candidate to file Declaration of Candidacy to have their name placed on the July General Primary Ballot. O.C.G.A. 21-2-153 (c ) (1)
June 20, 2010 Last day for a political body to hold a convention for the purpose of nominating candidates to be placed on the November General Election Ballot. O.C. G.A. 21-2-172 (e)
June 21, 2010 Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the July General Primary/Special Election. O.C.G.A. 21-2-224 (a)
June 28, 2010 Earliest day for an Independent or Political Body candidate to file a nomination petition. O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 (d)
June 28, 2010 Earliest day for an Independent, Political Body, or Nonpartisan candidate to file Notice of Candidacy to have their name placed on the November General Election Ballot. O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 (c ) (1) (2)
July 2, 2010 Noon Last day for Independent, Political Body, or Nonpartisan candidate to file Notice of Candidacy to have their named placed on the November General Election Ballot. O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 (c) (1)(2)
July 13, 2010 Noon Last day for an Independent or a Political body candidate to file the required nomination petition. O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 (d);21-2-187
July 13, 2010 Noon Last day for a political body desiring to nominate its statewide candidates by convention to file a qualifying petition. O.C.G.A. 21-2-187
August 23, 2010 Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the September Special Election. O.C.G.A. 21-2-224 (a)
September 7, 2010 Last day to file and publish a notice of intention to be a write-in candidate in the November General/Nonpartisan/Special Election O.C.G.A. 21-2-133 (a)
September 13, 2010 Last day to file affidavit stating the notice of intention to be a write-in candidate has been published in accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-133 (b)
October 4, 2010 Last day a person may register and be eligible to vote in the November General/Nonpartisan/Special Election and Runoff O.C.G.A. 21-2-224 (a)