2020 Georgia Code
Title 45 - Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 12 - Governor
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 45-12-1. Election

Universal Citation: GA Code § 45-12-1 (2020)

The Governor shall be elected quadrennially in the manner provided by Article V of the Constitution of Georgia and shall be installed in office by the General Assembly. The General Assembly shall be the sole judge of his election and qualifications.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 1243; Code 1868, § 1324; Code 1873, § 1298; Code 1882, § 1298; Civil Code 1895, § 81; Civil Code 1910, § 95; Code 1933, § 40-101; Ga. L. 1949, p. 948, § 1; Ga. L. 1972, p. 1015, § 201.)

Law reviews.

- For article reviewing the history of the Georgia legislature's involvement in the selection of a Governor, see 22 Mercer L. Rev. 1 (1971).

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Cited in Wood v. Arnall, 189 Ga. 362, 6 S.E.2d 722 (1939); Stephens v. Reid, 189 Ga. 372, 6 S.E.2d 728 (1939).

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 38 Am. Jur. 2d, Governor, § 2.

C.J.S.

- 67 C.J.S., Officers, §§ 46, 47. 81A C.J.S., States, § 171.

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