2022 Georgia Code
Title 21 - Elections
Chapter 2 - Elections and Primaries Generally
Article 9 - Voting Machines and Vote Recorders Generally
Part 2 - Voting Machines
§ 21-2-325.1. Candidates With Same or Similar Names

Universal Citation: GA Code § 21-2-325.1 (2022)

If two or more candidates for the same nomination or office shall have the same or similar names, the Secretary of State, in the case of federal or state offices, the superintendent of elections, in the case of county offices, or the official with whom such candidates qualify, in the case of municipal elections, shall print or cause to be printed the residence address of all candidates for such nomination or office on the ballot labels under their names. The designated official shall determine whether the names of the candidates are of such a similar nature as to warrant printing the residence address of all candidates for that office on the ballot labels; and the decision of the designated official shall be conclusive.

History. Code 1981, § 21-2-325.1 , enacted by Ga. L. 2001, p. 230, § 10; Ga. L. 2001, p. 240, § 23; Ga. L. 2003, p. 151, § 1.

Code Commission notes.

The enactment of this Code section by Ga. L. 2001, p. 230, § 10, irreconcilably conflicted with and was treated as superseded by Ga. L. 2001, p. 240, § 23. See County of Butts v. Strahan, 151 Ga. 417 (1921).

Law reviews.

For note on the 2001 enactment of this Code section, see 18 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 114 (2001).

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