2019 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 4 - Recall of Public Officers
§ 21-4-20. Giving or receiving money or other thing of value to sign petition or affidavit; compelling person to sign petition or to remove name; signing another's name to petition; signing more than one; signing by ineligible person

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-4-20 (2019)
  • (a) Any person who gives or receives money or any other thing of value for signing a recall application or petition or for signing an affidavit of signature withdrawal shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

  • (b) A person who, by menace or threat either directly or indirectly, induces or compels or attempts to induce or compel any other person to sign or subscribe or to refrain from signing or subscribing that person's name to a recall application or petition or, after signing or subscribing that person's name, to have that person's name taken therefrom shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

  • (c) A person who signs any name other than his or her own to a recall application or petition, except in a circumstance where he or she signs for a person in the presence of and at the specific request of such person who is incapable of signing that person's own name, or who knowingly signs his or her name more than once for the same recall application or petition or who knowingly is not at the time of signing a qualified elector of the electoral district of the officer sought to be recalled shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

History:

Code 1981, § 21-4-20, enacted by Ga. L. 1989, p. 1721, § 1.

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