Bar Rules

Section 7. Voters Lists; Distribution of Ballots.

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE VII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS / Section 7. Voters Lists; Distribution of Ballots.

  1. A voters list containing the names of active members within the circuit shall be prepared for each circuit. Each member shall be assigned a distinguishing number.
  2. A voters list shall be prepared for active nonresident members. Each member shall be given a distinguishing number.
  3. On the date determined according to Section 14 of this Article, each member shall be furnished by regular mail: 
    1. a ballot for election of officers of the State Bar and for election of a member or members of the Board of Governors of the member's circuit or, in the case of nonresident members, for the nonresident member post, if an election is to be held in that year; and
    2. a special return envelope addressed to the headquarters of the State Bar bearing the number referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b), above. The ballots shall bear no number. 
  4. In lieu of the written ballot described above, a member may vote by a secure electronic ballot which meets all the requirements for integrity as determined by the Election Committee. Should any member submit both a paper and an electronic ballot, only the electronic ballot shall be counted.



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