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Secretary of State - Elections Division - Contested Elections Court Cases

Identifier: 002-02-110

Scope and Contents

This series consists of documents relating to litigation concerning or involving the State Election Board, the Secretary of State, and his officers and employees in all Federal and State Courts and before administrative tribunals. Included are copies of (1) pleadings, (2) notifications, (3) transcripts, (4) correspondence filed in court, (5) correspondence forwarded or received in connection with cases litigated in the courts or administrative tribunals. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office is charged with the responsibility of administering the Georgia Elections Code and Municipal Elections Code. It also receives and acknowledges certified lists of registered voters submitted by counties; tabulates, consolidates and certifies returns for all elections (State, National and Special to include primaries) as received from the counties. In addition, it receives, processes and makes available to the public campaign and financial disclosure reports from candidates for State and Federal offices. In other capacities, the Elections Division performs ministerial functions as required by the State Campaign and Financial Disclosure Commission, State Ethics Board and the State Elections Board. As part of the ministerial functions for the State Elections Board, the Division insures that the Board is served with a copy of the petition. The State Elections Board must also be served with a copy of all contested elections by law. Occasionally, the Board, the Elections Division or both are named in the suit. Additionally, the Secretary of State is often sued directly.


  • Created: 1961-1980


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The files are arranged chronologically by date and then numerically by case number (although not all case numbers are known or listed). The court and/or county have been underlined in the finding aid for easier reference.

Secretary of State - Elections Division - Contested Elections Court Cases
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5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States