How Do I Become an Elected SWCD Supervisor?
District supervisor elections are non-partisan. Information for candidates on qualifications and disqualifications for holding elective office in Georgia is available from the Georgia Secretary of State.
If your county appears in the list of counties scheduled to hold an election for district supervisor and you are interested in becoming a candidate for a district supervisor position, we encourage you to complete the following steps.
Obtain a Petition
Obtain a petition to run for office from your local district office or the GSWCC website (download and print a petition here)
Collect 25 signatures from qualified registered voters in your county.
Turn in the Completed Petition
Turn in a completed petition to your local elections officials.
Financial Disclosure Form
You are required to file a financial disclosure form (The Ethics in Government Act requires each person who qualifies as a candidate for election as a public officer to file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement within 15 days of qualifying.)
If your petition is approved, your name will appear on the November ballot.
The candidate with the highest number of votes will be declared the new district supervisor.
Issuing the Oath of Office
A GSWCC Regional Representative will issue an 'Oath of Office' to the elected supervisor.