Political Profile for Georgia

Legislative Session

The Georgia General Assembly convenes annually, beginning on the second Monday of January. The session is limited to 40 legislative days.

Limits to Campaign Contributions

Georgia has established limits on campaign contributions that vary depending on the office. The limits can differ between primary elections and general elections.

Additional information on Georgia campaign finance regulations may be found here.

Filing Deadlines

Candidates are required to file detailed reports on their campaign donations and expenditures. Transparency USA provides accurate, searchable data within a month of its availability. 

See Georgia’s campaign finance report deadlines here.

Additional reports may be required by Georgia filers. If a report is skipped (often because its deadline is close to another), the data from that report is captured in the next update.

Georgia Statewide Officeholders

Georgia statewide officeholders, such as the governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, serve four-year terms. They can only serve a maximum of two consecutive terms for these offices.

Georgia Legislature

Members of the Georgia House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are elected in even-numbered years.

Georgia State Senators also serve two-year terms, aligning with the House election cycle.

There are no term limits on legislators serving in the Georgia state legislature.

How We Display Georgia Campaign Finance Data

Campaign finance is complex, with reporting practices that vary widely from state to state. As a reporting system — and not a balance sheet — contributions and expenditures do not balance the way we’d expect if it were an accounting system. In most cases, this does not mean that the data is incomplete, but rather, that entities are following Georgia’s unique reporting requirements. 

To help put the numbers in context, we’ve created a state-specific explanation of how we display information reported. Click the link below for a more detailed description of Georgia campaign finance data and how their unique system is displayed on TUSA.

Data Explanation for Georgia