Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE VII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS / Section 1. Nomination of Officers.
The Board of Governors shall annually nominate candidates for each of the following offices: President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, and if the office of President-elect is vacant, for the office of President. No nominee shall be proposed to the Board as a candidate for any office unless the member making the proposal is satisfied that the proposed nominee intends to accept the nomination and serve if elected.
After nominations are made by the Board, ten members of the Board of Governors representing at least five different circuits, or thirty active members of the State Bar, including at least five active members from each of three different circuits, may nominate candidates for President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer (and when the office of President-elect is vacant, for President) by filing with the Executive Director within ten days after nominations by the Board a petition in the form and subject to the requirements prescribed in this Article. No nominee shall be proposed to the Board as a candidate for any office unless the members making the proposal are satisfied that the proposed nominee intends to accept the nomination and serve if elected.
No person, other than a candidate nominated as provided in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above, may be elected by "write-in" ballots or otherwise to any office described in this Section, unless that person shall have filed with the Executive Director, not less than ten days prior to the date on which the ballots are to be mailed to the membership, a written statement that he or she is a "write-in" candidate for the office indicated and intends to serve if elected.