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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 528
Georgia Election Code; extensive revisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., relating to elections, so as to extensively revise the "Georgia Election Code"; to provide for a two-stage system of primaries and elections whereby primaries are a procedure for winnowing candidates for public office down to a limited number to be voted on at elections; to provide that each voter has the right to cast a vote in a primary for any candidate for each office without any limitation based on party preference or affiliation of either the voter or the candidate; to provide that those candidates receiving the highest and second highest number of votes cast in a primary for public office, without regard to party affiliation, shall be qualified for election; to provide that candidates receiving a plurality of votes for office in an election shall be elected; to provide for elections generally; to provide for supervisory boards and officers; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/22/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/18/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/17/2005 - House Hopper