2020 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 2 - Elections and Primaries Generally
Article 3 - Registration of and Committee Organization of Political Parties and Bodies
§ 21-2-110. Filing of Registration Statements by Political Parties or Bodies With the Secretary of State; Contents of Registration Statements; Amendments; Filing Fees; Failure to File Statement
- The chief executive officer of each political party or body operating in this state shall, within 60 days after the date of its organization or after June 24, 1964, whichever is later, file with the Secretary of State a registration statement setting forth:
- Its name and the date and place of its creation;
- The general purposes for which it was created;
- Certified copies of its charter, bylaws, rules, and regulations, and other documents of like dignity governing its organization and operation;
- The address of its principal office;
- The names, home addresses, and titles of the persons composing its governing committee and executive officers; and
- Such other information as the Secretary of State may require as necessary or appropriate in the public interest.
- The chief executive officer of each municipal executive committee, whose state executive committee has already filed with the Secretary of State as a political party or body, shall promptly file with the city clerk of the municipality and with its state political party or body executive committee a registration statement setting forth:
- Its name and certified copies of its charter, bylaws, rules and regulations, and other documents of like dignity governing its organization and operation;
- The address of its principal office; and
- The names of its members, home addresses, and titles of the persons composing its governing committee and executive officers.
- No registration statement of a party, body, or municipal executive committee shall be filed if the name of such party, body, or municipal executive committee is identical with, or deceptively similar to, the name of any other existing party, body, or municipal executive committee which was organized earlier and is eligible at the time to file its registration statement with the Secretary of State.
- Within 30 days after the occurrence of a change in the information contained in any registration statement, or prior amendment thereto, the chief executive officer of the party, body, or municipal executive committee filing such statement shall file an amendment thereto setting forth the information necessary to maintain the currency of such statement.
- The Secretary of State shall receive a fee of $10.00 for filing each registration statement required by subsection (a) of this Code section and a fee of $2.00 for filing each amendment thereto.
- A political party, body, or municipal executive committee failing to file a registration statement as required by subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section at least 60 days before any primary or election at which it shall seek to have candidates on the ballot shall not have its name or the names of its candidates placed on any nomination petition, ballot, or ballot label.
(Code 1933, § 34-901, enacted by Ga. L. 1964, Ex. Sess., p. 26, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 295, § 1; Ga. L. 1999, p. 21, § 1.)Cross references.
- Designation by political parties of poll watchers, § 21-2-408.JUDICIAL DECISIONS
Cited in Ashworth v. Fortson, 424 F. Supp. 1178 (N.D. Ga. 1976).
Am. Jur. 2d.
- 25 Am. Jur. 2d, Elections, § 196.C.J.S.
- 29 C.J.S., Elections, § 149 et seq.ALR.
- Constitutionality of candidate participation provisions for primary elections, 121 A.L.R.5th 1.