Bar Rules

Section 14. Date of Elections

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE VII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS / Section 14. Date of Elections

  1. At least 15 days prior to the meeting of the Executive Committee immediately preceding the fall meeting of the Board of Governors, the Elections Committee shall meet and publish a proposed schedule for the upcoming elections which shall set out the specific dates for the following events: the date the Official Election Notice is to be published in the Georgia Bar Journal; the date the Nominating Petition package shall be mailed to Board of Governors Incumbents; the date the Board of Governors shall nominate candidates for officers of the State Bar; the deadline for the receipt of nominating petitions for incumbent Board Members; the deadline for the receipt of nominating petitions for new Board Members; the deadline for receipt of nominations of nonresident members of the Board; the date on which the ballots are to be mailed; the deadline for ballots to be cast in order to be valid; and the date the election results shall be reported and made available.
  2. The Executive Committee shall review and approve, or modify and approve such schedule as submitted by the Elections Committee. The schedule, as approved by the Executive Committee, shall then be submitted to the Board of Governors no later than the fall meeting for approval.
  3. Should the Executive Committee determine that the election schedule must be finalized prior to the fall meeting of the Board of Governors, or in the event there is no fall meeting of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee may give final approval to the election.



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