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					                                         Judicial Council of Georgia

                               Administrative Office of the Courts

David L. Ratley                                                                        Reply to:
   Director                                                                            Research


                                     RESEARCH ANALYSIS MEMORANDUM


     DATE:               February 16, 2004

     RE:                 Number of Election Boards Established in the Past Two Years


                                              QUESTION PRESENTED

    HOW MANY ELECTION BOARDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE LAST TWO
    YEARS?

                                                  BRIEF ANSWER

    Eleven Counties have established election boards in the last two years.

                                                     ANALYSIS

    A word search was conducted on the General Assembly’s website search engine examining
    legislation as far back as 1995.a We looked at 293 pieces of legislation and spoke to 20 some odd
    counties to verify the results.

    The following counties legislation was signed by the Governor in 2003:

    Butts SB-206
    Dekalb SB-209
    Lumpkin HB-682
    Macon HB-913
    Marion HB-850
    Upson HB-841.

    The following counties legislation was signed by the Governor in 2002:

    Clark HB-1055
    Harris HB-1546
    McDuffie HB-1713
    Sumter HB-786
     a
         http://www.legis.state.ga.us/


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Twiggs HB-1390

According to the General Assemblies website eleven counties have established election boards
within the last two years.


Staff Assigned
Floyd
Golden
Herren


cc: David Ratley, Director
    Marla Moore, Associate Director of Court Services




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This memorandum presents the analysis of the AOC Research Department in response to the question(s) presented.
The conclusion(s) expressed neither constitute legal advice nor represent the official opinion(s) of the Judicial
Council of Georgia. Should legal advice be necessary, consultation with an attorney is recommended. Any
conclusion reached is based upon accepted research methods and principles; however, this research should not be
considered exhaustive.

				
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