January 23, 2014 •
Georgia Governor Signs Election Bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill moving the state primary to May 20, 2014. House Bill 310 was passed to comply with a federal court order requiring at least 45 days between primary and general elections and subsequent runoffs to give overseas military personnel time to cast absentee ballots for federal candidates.
Primary runoffs will be held on July 22, while the general election remains on November 4.
The new law, effective upon signature, also restores the requirement to file a March 31 campaign finance report, previously removed by House Bill 143.
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