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Learn how we get Al's name on the ballot  


Al is offering the people of Georgia a signature petition that can be downloaded here for convenience, to support voters across the state in learning about the process required by Georgia law to have his name be on the ballot for Governor in the general election on November 8, 2022.

As an Independent Candidate for Governor, the state of Georgia requires that Al not only undergo qualification March 7-11 2022, but that he submit signature petitions that are then validated through the Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division and the 159 county board of elections in Georgia – in order to have his name be placed on the ballot.

The minimum number of signatures that must be validated for a Nonpartisan/Independent Candidate running for Governor is a little under 70,000 signatures.

By Georgia law, Al can begin collecting signatures on January 13, 2022. Al must submit the signature petitions for validation to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Election Division by July 12, 2022.

Only legibly printed names and signatures of registered voters in Georgia who are eligible to vote, with accurate addresses, can be validated and counted. 

Here are the requirements: The petition must be printed on white legal size paper (8 ½ x 14 inches), printed front and back. The caption at the top of each petition must be filled out with the following information:

Candidate’s Name (Elbert Arthur Bartell)
Profession, business, occupation (Businessman)
Resides at (925B Peachtree St NE, Suite 125, Atlanta GA  30309)
Office of (Governor)
Date of Election (2022)

All signatures gathered on one petition page must be from the same county.

All petitions must have the affidavit on the back be notarized by a notary who is witnessing the person who is circulating the petition signing the affidavit on the back, to certify that the signature/information on the front of the petition is accurate.

The petition cannot be circulated before Jan. 13, 2022 or after July 17, 2022 to be validated and counted.

For those who have not done this before, or who might need a refresher course, start by reading the circulator’s affidavit on the back of the petition. You can contact The Bartell for Governor Office to answer questions either over the phone or by email. 

No signatures will be validated, unless the circulator’s affidavit on the back has been signed and notarized.

Perjury is a felony in Georgia. It is important that you read and understand the affidavit on the back of the signature petition.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Al cannot do this without your support.  Thank you for being part of making history in Georgia.

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On Saturday, August 28, 2021, amid a bevy of community sages young and old, in West Atlanta’s Grove Park, veteran statesman Al Bartell responded to being called out by Street Groomers of Georgia to run for Governor -- and accepted their challenge publicly.

“The community said it was not up to me whether I got to run or not,” Bartell told the crowd gathered loosely at a “Stuff the Bus” school supply giveaway barbecue organized by the Street Groomers of GA and their community partner The Community Boutique.

“And they called me out. I’m here to answer their challenge to run for Governor of Georgia, to demonstrate my full commitment to the people of Georgia. I’m here today to accept their challenge, to say yes, I will run for Governor of Georgia, to stand for the people of the communities of Georgia.”

In a one-on-one exchange with Street Groomers leaders, Bartell answered questions about what his plans for community change would entail, including this exchange: