Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Nov. 5 as the date for the special election to fill the vacancy in Senate District 14.
Kemp set the candidate qualifying for Sept. 16 through Sept. 18.
Candidates will qualify in the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, 802 West Tower, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta
The qualifying fee is $400.
A run-off election, if needed, will be held Dec. 3.
The special election will determine who replaces former senator Barry Loudermilk, who resigned to concentrate on his Congressional campaign.
Loudermilk is running to replace Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, who is campaigning to replace Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is not seeking re-election.
It coincides with a general election that includes several races for local municipal officials.
Most local races are uncontested, however, there are some that could prevent election day from becoming a true runaway for incumbents.
Candidates who qualified are:
Buddy Bagley, incumbent, Post 4 city council
Kenneth Carson, Post 3 city council
Lee Castro, Post 3 city council
Connie Morrow, incumbent, Post 3 city council
Matt Santini, incumbent, mayor.
David Apple, incumbent, Ward 5 board of education
Floyd Braid, Ward 2 board of education
Kelley Dial, incumbent, Ward 6 board of education
Carolyn Johnson, incumbent, Ward 1 board of
Kari Hodge, incumbent, Ward 1 city council
Valerie Holt, Ward 3 city council
Louis Tonsmeire, incumbent, Ward 3 city council
Dianne Tate, incumbent, Ward 5 city council
Donnie Bagwell, at-large city council
Ed Brush, incumbent, at-large city council
Brenda Tidwell, incumbent, at-large city council
Sammy Carden, incumbent, at-large city council
Kathy Foulk, incumbent, mayor.
Dennis Thayer, mayor
Ron Nesbitt, at-large city council
David Stout, at-large city council
Joseph Turner, incumbent, at-large city council
Mike Abernathy, Post 4 city council
Ron Casey, incumbent, mayor.
Wanda Penson, mayor
Jeanette Perkins-Graves, mayor
Louise Howell, incumbent, Post 1 city council
Edward Miklas, incumbent, Post 4 city council
Chris Allen, incumbent, mayor
Dennis Huskins, incumbent, at-large city council
David Richards, incumbent, at-large city council