Qualifications and Disqualifications for Holding State or County Elective Office in Georgia 2013

By Carol A. Gasser Moore

GEORGIA – Qualifications and Disqualifications for Holding State or County Elective Office in Georgia Contains Provisions of Georgia Election Code As Amended through Regular Legislative Sessions 2013

Published by Secretary of State Brian Kemp

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This is not an official publication of the law. It is merely a guide to the law. It provides, in summary form, only the basic, not an exhaustive, list of requirements for holding state or county office in Georgia. A person seeking the requirements for a particular office should consult the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to read in their entirety the constitutional provisions and Code sections cited in this publication and should examine the index to the Code for possible additional requirements for holding a particular state or county elective or appointed office.

Preface

Qualifications and Disqualifications for Holding State or County Elective Office in Georgia was first published in 1969 at the request of the Secretary of State and has been revised several times since that date. The publication has been helpful to persons interested in running for elective public office, to those conducting elections, and to other state officials. The 1999 and 2013 revisions of Qualifications and Disqualifications for Holding State or County Elective Office in Georgia were prepared by Betty J. Hudson, J.D., and Christine Kuykendall, J.D., legal research associates, and Ellen W. Smith, legal research assistant, Applied Research and Publications Division, Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The 1987 revision was prepared by Paul T. Hardy, J.D., a legal research associate in the Institute’s Governmental Research and Services Division. The 1986 version of this publication was prepared by Kenneth A. Duke, legal research specialist, under the general supervision of J. Devereaux Weeks, J.D., legal research associate, also of the Governmental Research and Services Division.

 

Appreciation is expressed to Linda Beazley, director, Elections Division, Office of the Secretary of State, for her assistance in reviewing the manuscript for this revision.

 

Persons utilizing this book are cautioned that the laws briefly summarized and cited in this document are complex and lengthy and overlap in several areas. The user should recognize and understand that this book provides, in summary form, only the basic, not an exhaustive, list of requirements for holding state and county offices in Georgia. Anyone seeking the requirements for a particular office should consult the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to read in their entirety the constitutional provisions and Code sections cited in this publication and should examine the index to the O.C.G.A. for possible additional requirements for holding a particular state or county elective or appointed office.
C.R. Swanson Director Carl Vinson Institute of Government

August 2013

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