2010 Georgia Code
§ 43-17-17 - Appeals

O.C.G.A. 43-17-17 (2010)
43-17-17. Appeals

(a) An appeal may be taken from any order of the Secretary of State resulting from a hearing held in accordance with Code Section 43-17-16 by any person adversely affected thereby to the Superior Court of Fulton County by serving the Secretary of State, within 20 days after the date of entry of such order, a written notice of appeal, signed by the appellant, stating:

(1) The order from which the appeal is taken;

(2) The ground upon which a reversal or modification of the order is sought; and

(3) A demand for a certified transcript of the record of the order.

(b) Upon receipt of the notice of appeal, the Secretary of State shall, within ten days thereafter, make, certify, and deliver to the appellant a transcript of the record of the order from which the appeal is taken, provided that the appellant shall pay the reasonable costs of such transcript. The appellant, within five days after receipt of the transcript, shall file such transcript and a copy of the notice of appeal with the clerk of the court. The notice of appeal and transcript of the record shall constitute appellant's complaint. The complaint shall thereupon be entered on the trial calendar of the court.

(c) If the order of the Secretary of State shall be reversed, the court shall by its mandate specifically direct the Secretary of State as to his further action in the matter, including the making and entering of an order or orders in connection therewith and the conditions, limitations, or restrictions to be therein contained.

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