State Qualifications

Per State Law O.C.G.A. §45-2-1, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of this state and at least 21 years of age,
  • Must not be the holder of any public money due the state of Georgia or any county that has refused to account for and pay over the same to the proper officer,
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony offense involving moral turpitude under the laws of this or any other state unless restored to his/her rights of citizenship by a pardon from the State Board of Pardons and Paroles,
  • Must not hold any office of profit or trust under the government of the United States other than that of postmaster and officers and enlisted men of Armed Forces Reserve;
  • Must not be of unsound mind or unfit to discharge the duties of the office from advanced age or bodily infirmity, and
  • Must be an inhabitant of the state, county, district or circuit for the period required by the Constitution and laws of this state. 

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