ELECTION 2022:  Residency requirement does not apply to candidate seeking to fill unexpired term for Georgia Public Service Commission seat  

Topic: Elections, Decided by: Judge Barnes 
Docket Number: 2225325 , Decision Date: May 19, 2022 
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Attachment: Click here to download the decision on appeal. 

This case involved a challenge to the candidacy of Shelia Edwards for the District 3 seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission.  The Court concluded Ms. Edwards did qualify as a candidate.  Because Ms. Edwards is seeking to complete the unexpired term of a commissioner who vacated his position, she does not have to meet the requirement of having resided in District 3 for at least 12 months prior to election.

Upheld on judicial review by Superior Court of Fulton County.

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