Qualifying Officer System Tutorial

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Qualifying Officer System Tutorial

  1. 1. How to File Electronically as a Qualifying Officer<br />
  2. 2. Who is a Qualifying Officer? <br />"Qualifying officer" means a person who qualifies a candidate for an election. <br />What are the duties of a Qualifying Officer? <br />A qualifying officer shall notify the commission of the names and addresses of all candidates and offices sought in any election within ten days of the close of the qualification period. <br />How do I perform my duties?<br />By using the Qualifying Officer Electronic Reporting System (QOERS).<br />
  3. 3. Once you log into the QOERS you will find your self at the home page. Down the left side of the page are action tabs. Click on the activity you wish to perform. For this example we are going to view qualifiers we have already entered, so click on the “View Qualifications” Activity tab. <br />
  4. 4. This action will bring you to a screen where you can view all qualified candidates you have entered for each upcoming election. Click on the “View Candidates” action tab to see the names you entered for each office in an election. <br />
  5. 5. This screen shows the qualified candidates by office and date submitted. Once you are done viewing the candidates click on the gray button labeled “Done Viewing Candidates” <br />
  6. 6. You will now find yourself back at the Main Menu. To edit information previously entered, add an additional candidates information, or add outcomes from an election select the action tab “Edit Qualification Activity.” <br />
  7. 7. Select the appropriate link for the information you want to edit. For this example we will edit the qualification information by clicking the “Edit Qualification” tab.<br />
  8. 8. Edit the information that was incorrectly entered and click the submit button. <br />
  9. 9. You will be brought back to the Edit Menu. If you need to edit a candidate’s information, add an additional candidate, or add election outcome information select the “Edit Candidates” tab. <br />
  10. 10. Click the “Edit” tab to left of the selected name if you need to correct a candidates information. Click the “Add Candidate” tab if you are adding an additional candidate that qualified. Click the “View Outcome” tab if you are adding outcomes from an election.<br />
  11. 11. Once you click “Add Candidate” then enter the required information in each box. Click the submit button when done entering data. <br />
  12. 12. All the information within this screen is required. If you incorrectly enter information or fail to enter information in any section you will be notified of the error by red lettering appearing on the screen. <br />
  13. 13. By clicking the “View Outcome” tab you will be directed to a page that will allow you to enter Election Outcome Information for each person that has qualified. Begin by clicking the Modify button.<br />
  14. 14. Enter the information in all applicable boxes then click the Submit button. Click the Return button if you want to return to the Edit Menu. <br />
  15. 15. Click the “Done Adding/Editing Candidates” button when you have completed your activity. <br />
  16. 16. To add NEW candidates data for candidates that have qualified for an election first make sure you have not previously entered the data and then, click on “Add Qualification Activity.” <br />
  17. 17. Add the election Qualification Period information to the system. Click on the Submit tab when finished entering the data. This will take you to the next screen and you will add the information about each candidate who qualified. <br />
  18. 18. Enter the information about candidates in the boxes proved then click the Submit button. <br />
  19. 19. Thank you for taking the initiative to learn how to electronically file in the QOERS. We strive to provide excellence in education. We hope this tutorial has provided you with a better understanding of the E-Filing System. If you have questions or comments for the Education and Information Division please email bgodwin@ethics.ga.gov.<br />

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