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Catoosa County Candidate Qualifying


Those wishing to qualify as candidates in the May 24, 2016 Republican primary for offices in Catoosa County must complete and sign all necessary forms, and submit along with specified fees to the Catoosa County Republican Party by noon on Friday March 11, 2016. Qualifying will begin at 9:00am March 7, 2016. Qualification hours are from 9am-5pm M-Thur, 9am-Noon Friday.

The Catoosa County Republican Party will have an office open for qualifying between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm on March 7th- March 10th and 10am to Noon on Friday, March 11th at the Hampton Inn, 6875 Battlefield Parkway, or BY APPOINTMENT within qualifying dates/times falling outside the 10am-2pm window.

At qualifying, candidates must present all forms required for the specific office for which they are qualifying. These forms must be legible and complete, and properly signed and notarized. There will NOT be a notary present in the qualifying office. All fees must be paid to the Catoosa County Republican Party at qualifying.

Candidates having questions may contact Denise Pierce Burns, Chairman of the Catoosa County Republican Party via phone or text at 770.402.7916 or via email at

Offices up for partisan election in the 2016 cycle are as follows:

Sheriff                                                                                                                $2,270.25

Tax Commissioner                                                                                          $1,894.94

Probate Judge                                                                                                  $1,894.94

Clerk, Superior Court                                                                                      $1,894.94

Chief Magistrate, Magistrate Court                                                            $ 1,894.94

Coroner                                                                                                                $448.36

Board of Commissioners, Chairman (At-Large Commissioner)              $360.00

Board of Commissioners, District 1                                                               $240.00

Board of Commissioners, District 3                                                              $240.00

There are also Board of Education seats for Districts 1 & 3, as well as the At-Large Seat. Those races are non-partisan per state law and have a $90.00 qualifying fee. More information on BOE seats can be obtained at the Election Office, 706.935.3990.





Earlier Event: May 15
State Convention
Later Event: March 7
March Public GOP Meeting