The City Clerk serves as chief registrar of the municipality, qualifying and filing officer and the election superintendent for municipal elections.
As chief registrar of the municipality, the City Clerk reviews an electors list submitted by the County, and identifies in writing to the County Board of Registrars any names on the electors list of persons who are not qualified to vote at each primary or election, stating the reason for disqualification.
As the qualifying officer, the City Clerk sets the qualifying period for City elections and qualifies each candidate for election. The City Clerk shall notify the Campaign Finance Commission of the names and addresses of all candidates and offices sought in any election within ten days of the close of the qualification period.
As filing officer, the City Clerk shall receive and file the required disclosure reports from all candidates, and transmit them to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. Forms include the following:
- Declaration of Intent (Form DOI)
- Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report (CCDR)
- Personal Financial Disclosure Statement (PFD)
- Two Business Day Reports (TBD)
- Final Report and Termination Statement