Qualifying Begins July 31 for Clayton County BOC District 3 Special Election

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners District 3 is gearing up for a special election, with qualifying set to begin on July 31, 2024. This election is crucial as it will fill the unexpired term of the District 3 seat. Candidates interested in running must file their Notice of Candidacy and Affidavit, along with the qualifying fee, at the Clayton County Elections & Registration Office. The special election will be held on November 5, 2024, with a potential runoff on December 3, 2024.

Important Dates and Procedures

Qualifying for the special election will take place over three days. It begins on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, and continues through Thursday, August 1, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The final day of qualifying is Friday, August 2, 2024, from 9:00 AM to Noon. Candidates must submit their paperwork and pay the qualifying fee of $1,068.00 at the Clayton County Elections & Registration Office located at 121 South McDonough Street, Annex II, Main Floor, Jonesboro, Georgia.

Candidates who are unable to pay the qualifying fee have the option to file a pauper’s affidavit. This requires submitting a completed Notice of Candidacy, a Pauper’s Affidavit, and a Qualifying Petition signed by one percent of the total number of voters eligible to vote in the last election for the office. This process ensures that all interested candidates have the opportunity to run, regardless of their financial situation.

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The special election is a significant event for Clayton County, as it will determine the representative for District 3. The elected candidate will serve the remainder of the unexpired term, playing a crucial role in the county’s governance and decision-making processes.

Voter Registration and Participation

Voter registration is a critical component of the election process. The deadline to register to vote in the special election is Monday, October 7, 2024. Residents who are not registered to vote but wish to participate in the election must ensure they complete their registration by this date. The Clayton County Elections & Registration Office provides resources and assistance for those needing help with the registration process.

Early voting will be available for residents who prefer to cast their ballots before Election Day. This option provides flexibility and convenience, allowing voters to participate in the election at a time that suits them best. Early voting dates and locations will be announced closer to the election, ensuring that all eligible voters have ample opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

The special election is an opportunity for residents of District 3 to have their voices heard. By participating in the election, voters can influence the direction of their community and ensure that their interests are represented on the Board of Commissioners.

Community Engagement and Awareness

Community engagement is essential for a successful election. The Clayton County Elections & Registration Office is committed to raising awareness about the special election and encouraging voter participation. Information sessions, community meetings, and outreach programs will be organized to educate residents about the election process and the importance of voting.

Local organizations and community leaders play a vital role in promoting voter engagement. By collaborating with these groups, the Elections & Registration Office aims to reach a broader audience and ensure that all eligible voters are informed and motivated to participate in the election. This collaborative effort is crucial for fostering a sense of community and ensuring that the election reflects the will of the people.

The upcoming special election for Clayton County Board of Commissioners District 3 is a significant event for the community. With qualifying beginning on July 31, 2024, and the election scheduled for November 5, 2024, residents have the opportunity to shape the future of their district. By participating in the election, voters can ensure that their voices are heard and their interests are represented.

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