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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 597
Elections; amend provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., relating to primaries and elections generally, so as to repeal a certain definition; to provide that a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected to office; to provide that nonpartisan elections shall be held in conjunction with the November general election; to provide for qualifying for such nonpartisan election; to provide that electors must present proper identification when registering to vote or, if registering to vote for the first time in this state by mail, prior to voting; to provide for a state write-in absentee ballot for certain electors; to provide procedures for use of such ballot; to provide that no absentee ballot will be mailed after the seventh day prior to a primary or election; to provide that certain absentee ballots in runoffs that are postmarked by the date of the runoff may be received by the registrars up to ten days after the runoff; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/31/2005 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Mar/10/2005 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/24/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/23/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/22/2005 - House Hopper
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