Qualifying for 2020 Elections – March 2-6, 2020

2020 Candidate Qualifying Notice

All qualifying for Political Party Candidates, Nonpartisan Candidates who are qualifying for the May 19, 2020 General Primary & Nonpartisan General Election, and Independent Candidates who are qualifying for the November 3, 2020 General Election, will take place at the Lowndes County Voter Registration & Elections Office located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602.

Board of Elections Office
2808 North Oak Street Valdosta

Qualifying will begin Monday, March 2, 2020 and end on Friday March 6, 2020. Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday from 9:00am until 12:00 Noon.

Candidates who wish to qualify for the May 19, 2020 Nonpartisan General Election or qualify as an Independent Candidate for the November 3, 2020 General Election will qualify with the Voter Registrations & Elections Staff.

Candidates who wish to qualify as a Political Party Candidate for a Lowndes County Office must qualify with either the Lowndes County Democratic Party or the Lowndes County Republican Party. Representatives from the political parties will be available during the designated time period to qualify their political party candidates.

Fees are paid to the organization with whom the candidate qualifies. Qualifying fees have been set by the Lowndes County Commission and are available here: https://www.lowndescounty.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_01142020-332?packet=true

Commission Chairman $600.00
County Commissioner (Districts 1, 5) $450.00
Sheriff $2,424.58
Clerk of Court $2,173.02
Coroner $1,946.82
Solicitor $3,674.19
State Court Judge $3,863.70
Chief Magistrate $2,173.02
Probate Judge $2,173.02
Tax Commissioner $2,173.02

Qualifying for State level positions is done in Atlanta.
Those who wish to qualify for Federal or State offices should contact the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office at 404-656-2871 or www.sos.ga.gov

State Representative (Districts 174, 175, 176, 177)
State Senate (District 8)
U.S. Representative (Districts 1, 8)
U.S. Senate

Contact Information:
Lowndes County Voter Registrations and Elections Supervisor, Deb Cox, 229-671-2850, or dcox@lowndescounty.com
Lowndes County Democratic Party Chairperson, Gerone (Andy) Anderson, 229-560-3785 or gaeroneenterprise@yahoo.com

Nikema Williams Visits Valdosta and the LCDP

State Senator Nikema Williams, and Chair of the Democratic Party of the Georgia, visited Valdosta and spoke at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting on October 7, 2019. She mobilized Democrats to not only work on the state level but also on the local level to support candidates who have Democratic interests at heart.

The Lowndes County Democratic Party’s ANNUAL BBQ

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Mathis City Auditorium
6:00pm ~9:00pm

“Recruit, Retain, Register and Transport” 

Our Keynote Speaker is Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams, Newly Elected Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. In addition, several of the City of Valdosta Mayoral Candidates are scheduled to speak at our event.


Enjoy Great Barbecue Catered by Big Nick’s
The menu will include Pulled Pork, Leg Quarters, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Peach Cobbler, Roll, and Sweet Tea


Tickets are available from any LCDP Member or by calling the office at 229-241-1694 or 229-269-2986
Adults – $25

12 and under – $12.50

Activities will include Door Prizes, Vendors, Music, and a Picture Booth.

HD 176 Special Election and DPG delegate election: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2019-02-04

Early voting continues for the special election for Georgia statehouse District 176: GOTV!

It’s also time for the election of delegates to the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) for four-year terms. LCDP State Committee Members represent Lowndes County Democrats at the state level. They are elected by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee. Any Lowndes County Democrat can run. State Committee members set the policies of the Democratic Party of Georgia, and every four years they elect the state officers, which they just did last weekend.

Current delegates are Gretchen Quarterman, Dexter Sharper, and Debra Tann, all of whom just attended the state party meeting.

If you are thinking of running for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 7:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2019

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Georgia HD 176 Special Election, and LCDP election of DPG delegates.

Event: facebook

Debra Tann of LCDP, DPG Meeting
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, of LCDP delegate Debra Tann, at DPG meeting 2019-01-26.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Early Voting, Special Election, GA Statehouse 176 2019-01-22

Early voting is open now, and two Democratic candidates are running in the Special Election for Georgia statehouse district 176 (in alphabetical order):

According to Georgia My Voter Page:

Early / Advance Voting Information
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 FEBRUARY 12, 2019 SPECIAL ELECTION
01/22/2019 – 01/25/2019 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
01/28/2019 – 02/01/2019 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
02/04/2019 – 02/08/2019 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM
2808 N OAK ST

February 12, 2019 is Election Day, 7AM to 7PM, in your precinct polling place.

Here is a sample ballot:

Sample ballot, Ballot

Here is a map of District 176, which in Lowndes County includes Hahira, parts of Valdosta, Cat Creek, Barretts, Moody Air Force Base, Lakeland in Lanier County, Willachoochee and Pearson in Atkinson County, and Waycross in Ware County. Continue reading

The Valdosta State University Chapter of the NAACP Has Asked the Lowndes County Democratic Party to Participate in the Upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr., March and Candlelight Vigil

The Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at Valdosta State University will host the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Newly Elected Chairman Gerone “Andy” Anderson as a guest speaker at their upcoming commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., march and candlelight vigil. Chairman Anderson will discuss, “Why the fight is not yet over for African-Americans. And why it is imperative that we educate ourselves as to what form racism has taken on in 2019.” Please come out and join us to commemorate the life and legacy of America’s greatest Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019

Where: Meeting at the University Center Fountain, located near the end at the front steps of West Hall; The march starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.; Candlelight Vigil to Follow Immediately after the march.

A MLK, Jr., Brunch will be held following the march in the Student Union Ballrooms.

MLK, Jr., Day of Service from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Follow the link below for service opportunities!


The Lowndes County Democratic Party

  • Promotes development of Democratic Party organization and activities
  • Seeks and encourages qualified candidates for public office
  • Supports Democratic nominees
  • Performs such election functions as are required by law
  • Maintains appropriate records, promotes, and adds logistical support to the State Affirmative Action program
  • Raises funds for the above purposes


Gerone “Andy” Anderson, Chairman

(229) 506-0842, (229) 560-3785 (mobile)

Lowndes County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 4198

Valdosta, GA 31604








Organizing in the new year 2019-01-07

Come help our newly elected LCDP officers organize to win elections in 2019.

If you are thinking of runnning for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 6PM Monday, January 7, 2019

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Organize to win elections.

Event: facebook

Officers, Newly elected
L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone “Andy” Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership)

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Lowndes County Democratic Party Elects New Officers

For Immediate Release.

Valdosta, December 14, 2018 — The Lowndes County Democratic Party elected officers for 2018-2020 during its last meeting on December 3, 2018. Mr. Gerone “Andy” Anderson was elected as the Party’s new Chairman. Dr. Dennis Marks was re-elected as Vice chairman for Elections. Valdosta City Council Member Vivian Miller-Cody was re-elected as Vice Chairwoman for Membership. Mr. Glenn Ritchie was newly elected as Vice Chairman for Qualifying. Mr. William Lamb was newly elected as Secretary. Mr. Ronnie Pierce was elected as the Party’s new Treasurer.

L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone Andy Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership); photo: Gretchen Quarterman, Officers
L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone Andy Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership); photo: Gretchen Quarterman

Mr. Andy highlighted the objectives for the Lowndes County Democratic Party going forward. He said, “We need to get down to business right away; get people engaged, registered and voting; and work with all of Lowndes County.” He asserted that “Building a Strong Democratic Party is a must!”

Mr. Andy pledged to work with old and new members, especially putting our young voters on committees so they’re ready to take their rightful place in the Party. He would also work to bring other organizations on board. He urged: “Come to our next meeting. We welcome each and every one. We move forward together and work as a team.”

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is committed to supporting Democratic candidates across the entire state of Georgia, who are committed to improving their communities in preparation of future generations, through their participation in civics and government. If you care about topics such as Education, Healthcare, the Environment, Criminal Justice Reform, Student Debt, Public Transportation, then please come to our next meeting.

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Please vote, runoff today –Andy Anderson, LCDP 2018-12-04

Elected last night, the new LCDP Chair is calling you to vote today.

Yes, this is Gerone Andy Anderson, [Chair of] the Lowndes County Democratic Party, calling to urge you to vote today, in your precinct,

  • for John Barrow for Secretary of State,
  • and Lindy Miller for Public Service Commission.

Polls are open until 7PM today.

Please vote today at your local precinct.

Here’s the video:

Please vote, runoff today –Andy Anderson, Chair, LCDP 2018-12-04
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.

For your precinct, see Georgia MyVoter web page.

More detail in the previous blog post.

Vote Runoff Election Day for GA Sec. State and PSC 2018-12-04

Tuesday is the last day to vote in the runoff election!

If you already voted early, please take some friends to their precincts to vote Tuesday.

Runoff Election Day

Event: facebook

When: 7AM to 7PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Where: In precincts. See Georgia MyVoter web page or Lowndes County Supervisor of Elections or VALOR GIS.

Lowndes County, Precinct Maps


We need to return to the polls for the runoff election to elect

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