2020 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 4 - Recall of Public Officers
§ 21-4-14. Recall Election - Filing Subsequent Recall Petition Against Officer Following Recall Election or Denial of Recall Petition

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-4-14 (2020)
  1. After a recall petition and election, no further recall petition shall be filed against the same officer until at least six months have elapsed from the date of the previous recall election; and any other recall petitions against that officer outstanding on the date of the recall election shall be void.
  2. If the election superintendent finds that a recall petition is insufficient and fails to verify the same, no further application for a recall petition shall be filed against the same officer until at least six months have elapsed from the date of the denial of such recall petition; provided, however, that such finding of insufficiency shall not bar the verification of any other recall petition against that officer which is available for signature or pending verification at the time of such finding of insufficiency.

(Code 1981, §21-4-14, enacted by Ga. L. 1989, p. 1721, § 1.)

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Editor's notes.

- In light of the similarity of the statutory provisions, opinions decided prior to the 1989 revision of this chapter and under former Code 1933, § 89-1914 are included in the annotations for this Code section.

Initiation of second recall effort.

- Former Code 1933, §§ 89-1905 and 89-1914 (see now O.C.G.A. §§ 21-4-5 and21-4-14) represent only constraints upon initiation of second recall effort notwithstanding previous but unsuccessful recall efforts made against the same public officer. 1981 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U81-11 (decided under former Code 1933, § 89-1914).

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