“There’s usually a lot more interest by this time, but it could be because prospective candidates are making more use of the Internet,” she said.
Deese said her office has packets of information available on qualifying, and only two people at this point have made inquiries.
“Everything we have is available online through the secretary of state’s website,” she added. She said ethics forms are available at www.ethics.ga.gov. Ethics forms must be filed before a candidate can start raising funds.
Deese said the county election website contains qualifications for each of the local offices, along with a list of fees. The website is www.carrollcountyga.com.
Qualifying for all office begins at 9 a.m., May 23, and closes at noon, May 25. Qualifying for local offices is at the Carroll County Board of Elections and Registrations, on the lower level of the county administration building, 423 College St., Carrollton. Qualifying for state and federal elections is held at the Georgia Secretary of State’s office in Atlanta.
Local contests on the July 31 ballot include county commission chairman, Districts 1, 3 and 5 commissioners, sheriff, tax commissioner, clerk of court, probate judge, chief magistrate, state court judge, solicitor, coroner, county school board districts 1, 3, 4 and 6, and county surveyor.
State offices include all state representatives, state senators, district attorney and justices of the supreme court, superior court and supreme court.
Federal offices on the ballot will include president and vice-president and all U.S. representatives.
Here are other key dates in the election cycle:
• July 2 will be the last day a person can register and be eligible to vote in the July 31 primary.
• Advanced voting for the primary will begin July 9, with the mandatory one day of Saturday early voting on July 21.
• Oct. 8 will be the last day a person can register and be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
• and advanced voting for the general election begins Oct. 15, with the mandatory Saturday early voting day on Oct. 27.