This story has been updated.
Free-for-all might be too kind a description for the 2017 City of Atlanta elections.
At the end of qualifying a total of 107 candidates had signed up to run in the Nov. 7 elections.
That means 107 people were able afford the qualifying fees – $444 for school board, $1,809 to $1,860 for City Council and $5,529 for mayor – or were able to file a petition to get on the ballot this year, including 13 candidates for mayor.
The city of Atlanta allows candidates to qualify by submitting a petition and filing a pauper’s affidavit affirming a candidate’s inability to pay the qualifying fee.
Here is the full list of all candidates who have qualified. The information on the list provided by the city might not be entirely accurate. Atlanta Loop already has one question about the list of candidates running for City Council District 5 as one of the listed candidates appears to live in another district and has a campaign website listing himself as a candidate for that district. This list will be updated when the list of certified candidates becomes available.
Correction: An earlier version of this story did not include information concerning the petition method of qualifying to run for elected office. This story has been updated to include this information.