2020 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 2 - Elections and Primaries Generally
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 21-2-14. Computation of Time as to Exercise of Privilege or Discharge of Duty Under Chapter

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-2-14 (2020)

Unless otherwise stated in a specific Code section of this chapter, time periods under this chapter include Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. When the last day for the exercise of any privilege or the discharge of any duty prescribed or required by this chapter shall fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the next succeeding business day shall be the last day for the exercise of such privilege or the discharge of such duty.

(Code 1933, § 34-105, enacted by Ga. L. 1964, Ex. Sess., p. 26, § 1; Ga. L. 1969, p. 329, § 1; Ga. L. 1997, p. 590, § 3; Ga. L. 1998, p. 295, § 1; Ga. L. 1999, p. 52, § 2.)

Cross references.

- Computation of time generally, §§ 1-3-1,9-11-6.

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Editor's notes.

- In light of the similarity of the provisions, decisions under former Code 1933, § 34-1011 are included in the annotations for this Code section.

Time extensions in civil actions not incorporated.

- The election statute was not intended to incorporate the time extensions permitted under former Code 1933, § 81A-106 (see now O.C.G.A. § 9-11-6). Johnson v. Fortson, 237 Ga. 367, 227 S.E.2d 392 (1976) (decided under former Code 1933, § 34-1011).

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Elections held on Saturday.

- This section extends the closing date for registration and qualification of candidates until the next succeeding business day if the last day falls on a Saturday, but that section does not affect elections which might be held on Saturday. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-455.

If required by city charter, a municipal election should be held on a legal holiday. 1975 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U75-86.

RESEARCH REFERENCES

ALR.

- Validity, construction, and effect of "Sunday Closing" or "Blue" Laws, 10 A.L.R.4th 246.

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