For Immediate Release
January 17, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
Secretary Handel Announces Information for Presidential Elector Qualifying
Atlanta—Secretary of State Karen Handel today announced the following information relating to qualifying for Presidential electors for the November 4, 2008 presidential election.
In accordance with O.C.G.A. §21-2-131, which states that elector qualifying fees will be 3 percent of the office’s minimum annual salary, qualifying fees for electors are set at $1.50. Political parties or political bodies must pay their presidential electors $50 a day.
Georgia receives 15 votes in the Electoral College. Political parties or political bodies choose their electors.
Both the Georgia Republican Party and the Democratic Party of Georgia will submit a list of qualified electors at the conclusion of their qualifying period. Qualifying for political parties will be held Monday, April 28 beginning at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, May 2, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. As outlined by Georgia law, the qualifying fee will be paid to the applicable state political party.
Political body candidates for President will submit their list of qualified electors when they qualify for office. Qualifying for independent, political body and nonpartisan candidates will be held Monday, June 23 beginning at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, June 27, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. As outlined by Georgia law, the qualifying fee will be paid to the Secretary of State.