The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission has detailed information about financial filings and the necessary forms on their website: http://ethics.ga.gov/
Here are the highlights.
- If you don’t plan to take contributions or spend more than $2,500 on your campaign, you must file a form called the Affidavit of a Candidate’s Intent Not to Exceed $2,500 in Contributions and/or Expenditures. By submitting this form, you are exempt from campaign finance reporting requirements.
- If you plan to accept contributions, you must file a form called the Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign Contributions with the commission before you accept any contributions.
- If you plan to form a campaign committee, you must file a Registration for the Candidate’s Campaign Committee with the commission before accepting any contributions.
- You must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement (PFDS) within 15 days of qualifying for a county or municipal office. If you’re running for a state or statewide office, you must file the PFDS within 7 days of qualifying.