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Georgia borders the Atlantic Ocean, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. The capital is Atlanta. It was named after King George II of Great Britain and was the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Georgia is known as "the Peach State" and the "Empire State of the South."

Georgia's government includes legislative, executive and judicial branches. Executive authority in the state rests with the governor. Most of the executive officials who comprise the governor's cabinet are elected rather than appointed by the governor. Georgia has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 180 members of the House of Representatives and 56 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Georgia

On the 2015 ballot
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Voting in Georgia

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External resources for the State of Georgia

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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Georgia

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
David Perdue
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Georgia 2015January 3, 2021November 2020Link
Johnny Isakson
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Georgia 2005January 3, 2017November 2016Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Austin Scott
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Barry Loudermilk
Republican PartyDistrict 11 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
David Scott
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Doug Collins
Republican PartyDistrict 9 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Earl "Buddy" Carter
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Henry C. Johnson Jr.
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jody Hice
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2015January 3, 2015November 8, 2016Link
John Lewis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lynn A. Westmoreland
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rick Allen
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rob Woodall
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom Graves
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Republican PartyDistrict 14 2010January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom Price
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Georgia judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia District Court of Appeals, the Georgia Superior Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The federal court system is made up of the Middle District of Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia and the Southern District of Georgia. Decisions of these courts may be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.



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The Peach State
Capital:   Atlanta
Motto:   Wisdom, Justice and Moderation
Population:   9.7 million
Area of state:   59,425 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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