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Former party chair falsely claimed to reside in Third Congressional District.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1652126 , Decision Date: 2017-02-06 
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After his home was redistricted from the Third to the Thirteenth Congressional District, the Respondent, the former chair of the Fayette County Republican Party, submitted a voter registration change of address to his rental property, which remained in the Third District after redistricting. However, a [..] Read More..

Scope of review limited to whether candidate met residency qualifications for office.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1638940 , Decision Date: 2016-05-18 
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A candidate for State House District 151 failed to establish that he met the residency requirements for that office.  The evidence showed that, as a result of decennial redistricting by the state legislature, James Ricardo Williams’s residence was moved from District 151 to District 154 [..] Read More..

Lack of utilities in candidate’s purported home refutes residence claim.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1638942 , Decision Date: 2016-04-20 
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A candidate for the Georgia legislature failed to establish that he met residency requirements in the district for which he sought office where his purported home in the district was without water service during the time he claimed to have resided there.  Further, the candidate’s [..] Read More..

Personal testimony, change in address on driver’s license insufficient evidence of residency.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1555803 , Decision Date: 2015-06-08 
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A candidate for State House affirmatively established that he resided in the district for which he sought office approximately eleven months prior to the date of the election.  However, the only evidence the candidate presented to support his contention that he resided in the district [..] Read More..

Convicted felons may not register to vote absent pardon or restoration of voting rights.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1516735 , Decision Date: 2014-12-09 
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Respondent, a convicted felon, violated state law by registering to vote without having pardoned or having had his rights restored.  Accordingly, he was ordered to cease and desist from violating election laws and subject to a $250.00 fine and public reprimand.

Deadline for filing challenges to the qualifications of candidates is exactly two weeks from the close of qualifying at 12:00 Noon.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1101550 , Decision Date: 2010-08-06 
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Petitioner, Justin Chaney, challenged Adrienne Hunter-Strothers’ qualifications to run as a candidate for the Georgia Court of Appeals.  Petitioner filed his challenge at 1:40 p.m. on July 16, 2010, precisely two weeks, one hour and forty minutes after the close of the qualifying period at [..] Read More..

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