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A total of '''38''' Georgia school districts among [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|America's largest school districts by enrollment]] will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature '''123''' seats up for election. Eight board elections are scheduled for May 20, 2014, while the remaining 30 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 1,038,554 K-12 students.<ref>[http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi/default.aspx?agree=0 ''National Center for Education Statistics,'' "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed January 2, 2014]</ref>
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| [[Bulloch County Schools, Georgia|Bulloch County Schools]]||5/20/2014||4
 
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| [[Carroll County Public Schools, Georgia|Carroll County Public Schools]]||5/20/2014||3
 
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| [[Camden County Schools, Georgia|Camden County Schools]]||5/20/2014||2
 
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| [[Colquitt County Schools, Georgia|Colquitt County Schools]]||5/20/2014||3
 
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| [[DeKalb County School District, Georgia|DeKalb County School District]]||5/20/2014||5
 
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| [[Fulton County Schools, Georgia|Fulton County Schools]]||5/20/2014||4
 
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| [[Houston County Board of Education, Georgia|Houston County Board of Education]]||5/20/2014||4
 
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| [[Lowndes County Schools, Georgia|Lowndes County Schools]]||5/20/2014||3
 
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| [[Barrow County School System, Georgia|Barrow County School System]]||11/4/2014||5
 
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| [[Bartow County School System, Georgia|Bartow County School System]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Bibb County School District, Georgia|Bibb County School District]] || 11/4/2014 || 2
 
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| [[Catoosa County Public Schools, Georgia|Catoosa County Public Schools]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Cherokee County School District, Georgia|Cherokee County School District]]||11/4/2014||4
 
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| [[Clarke County School District, Georgia|Clarke County School District]]||11/4/2014||5
 
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| [[Clayton County Public Schools, Georgia|Clayton County Public Schools]]||11/4/2014||4
 
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| [[Columbia County School System, Georgia|Columbia County School System]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Coweta County School System, Georgia|Coweta County School System]]||11/4/2014||4
 
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| [[Dougherty County School System, Georgia|Dougherty County School System]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Douglas County School System, Georgia|Douglas County School System]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Effingham County Schools, Georgia|Effingham County Schools]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Fayette County Board of Education, Georgia|Fayette County Board of Education]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Floyd County Schools, Georgia|Floyd County Schools]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Glynn County School System, Georgia|Glynn County School System]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Griffin-Spalding County School System, Georgia|Griffin-Spalding County School System]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia|Gwinnett County Public Schools]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Hall County Schools, Georgia|Hall County Schools]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Henry County Schools, Georgia|Henry County Schools]]||11/4/2014||2
 
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| [[Liberty County School System, Georgia|Liberty County School System]]||11/4/2014||4
 
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| [[Muscogee County School District, Georgia|Muscogee County School District]]||11/4/2014||5
 
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| [[Newton County Schools, Georgia|Newton County Schools]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Paulding County School District, Georgia|Paulding County School District]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Richmond County Public Schools, Georgia|Richmond County Public Schools]]||11/4/2014||5
 
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| [[Rockdale County Public Schools, Georgia|Rockdale County Public Schools]] || 11/4/2014 || 2
 
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| [[Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Georgia|Savannah-Chatham County Public School System]]||11/4/2014||5
 
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| [[Troup County School System, Georgia|Troup County School System]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Walker County Schools, Georgia|Walker County Schools]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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| [[Walton County School District, Georgia|Walton County School District]] || 11/4/2014 || 3
 
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| [[Whitfield County Schools, Georgia|Whitfield County Schools]]||11/4/2014||3
 
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2015
2013


Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Georgia
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Georgia
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Georgia

The state of Georgia will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Georgia
State House special election January 7, 2014
State House special election (runoff) February 4, 2014
Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates March 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 21, 2014
Primary election date May 20, 2014
Filing deadline for independent candidates June 27, 2014
Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the general election September 2, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
School board elections November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Georgia in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Georgia

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

With the retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss leaving the seat open, a tough Republican primary could have led to an opening for a strong Democrat to make the race, historically a safe Republican seat, competitive.


Georgia State Legislature


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014 and Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Georgia
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Primary to watch
1.4 Issues
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U.S. Senate elections in Georgia

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Georgia will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
On January 25, 2013, Chambliss announced that he was retiring at the end of his current term and would not seek re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress and a lack of leadership from the White House as being the main reasons for his retirement. He denied rumors that his retirement was based on any potential primary challenges.[4]

On July 11, 2013, a federal judge ordered the state of Georgia to move its primary in 2014 from mid-July to June 3, so that overseas voters have sufficient time to get ballots in case there are any runoffs, as required by federal law. Runoff primary elections would still take place on August 6, 2013.[5]

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 7, 2014.

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Third Party Candidates

Failed to file

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

Race background


Primary to watch


The primary for the open seat was highlighted as one of the top five primaries to watch in 2014. The crowded Republican field already included Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, businessman David Perdue and former secretary of state Karen Handel, as of December 2013. Georgia law dictates that if no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two candidates advance to a runoff primary.[37]

Issues


Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[38] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Saxby Chambliss voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[39]

Campaign staff resigns

Four members of Phil Gingrey's campaign staff resigned on November 28, 2013.[40] General consultant Chip Lake, campaign manager John Porter, political director David Allen and grass-roots coordinator Justin Tomczak all stepped down from the campaign.[40]

General consultant Chip Lake said in a statement, “I have nothing but respect for Phil Gingrey. I wish him nothing but the best, but when you reach that point in a campaign where you’re at the crossroads, something’s got to give. When I left him yesterday I wished him the best and told him I thought it was very important for him to finish out this campaign the way that’s most comfortable for him...We just had some disagreements on overall campaign vision and structure, and everything kind of falls under that umbrella. When that happens, you try to work it out, and when you can’t work it out, you sit down and have difficult discussions on how to move forward.”[40]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Georgia
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Georgia

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Georgia, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Georgia will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 14 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 14 congressional districts.

Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

A federal judge on July 11, 2013, ordered the state of Georgia to move its primary in 2014 from mid-July to June 3, so that overseas voters have sufficient time to get ballots in case there are any runoffs, as required by federal law. Runoff primary elections would still take place on August 6, 2013.[41]

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 9 of the 14 congressional seats from Georgia.

Members of the U.S. House from Georgia -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 4
     Republican Party 9 10
Total 14 14

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 14 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Jack Kingston Ends.png Republican 1
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Lynn A. Westmoreland Ends.png Republican 3
Henry C. Johnson, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 4
John Lewis Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Tom Price Ends.png Republican 6
Rob Woodall Ends.png Republican 7
Austin Scott Ends.png Republican 8
Doug Collins Ends.png Republican 9
Paul Broun Ends.png Republican 10
Phil Gingrey Ends.png Republican 11
John Barrow Electiondot.png Democratic 12
David Scott Electiondot.png Democratic 13
Tom Graves Ends.png Republican 14

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


July 22, 2014, Democratic primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew prior to primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


July 22, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

No candidates filed to run

Failed to file

12th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

No candidates filed to run

14th Congressional District

General election candidates

  • Republican Party Tom Graves - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
  • Democratic Party No candidates filed to run


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • Democratic Party No candidates filed to run


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State executive official elections in Georgia

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See also: Georgia state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Georgia
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Nine state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Georgia.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Georgia:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


General election

Republican Party Nathan Deal - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[95]
Democratic Party Jason Carter - State Senator[96]
Libertarian Party Andrew Hunt - Businessman and geologist[97]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party John Barge - State Superintendent of Schools[98][99]
Republican Party David Pennington - Mayor of Dalton[100]

Lieutenant Governor


General Election Candidates

Attorney General


General election

Republican Party Samuel S. Olens - Incumbent[103] Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Greg Hecht[104]

Secretary of State


General election

Republican Party Brian Kemp - Incumbent[105] Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Doreen Carter - Consultant, former Lithonia City Councilwoman[106]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Gerald Beckum - Mayor of Oglethorpe, agribusiness contractor[107]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
State Superintendent of Schools John Barge
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2011 No[108] Republican Party Richard Woods
Democratic Party Valarie Wilson
Republican Party Richard Woods No
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens
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2011 Yes[109] Republican Party Ralph Hudgens
Democratic Party Liz Johnson
Libertarian Party Ted Metz
Republican Party Ralph Hudgens No
Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black
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2011 Yes[110] Republican Party Gary Black
Democratic Party Chris Irvin
Republican Party Gary Black No
Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler
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2011 Yes[111] Republican Party Mark Butler
Democratic Party Robbin Shipp
Republican Party Mark Butler No
Public Service Commission H. Doug Everett
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2003 Yes[112] Republican Party H. Doug Everett
Libertarian Party John Monds
Republican Party H. Doug Everett No
Public Service Commission Bubba McDonald
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2009 Yes[113] Republican Party Bubba McDonald
Democratic Party Daniel Blackman
Libertarian Party Robin Aaron Gilmer
Republican Party Bubba McDonald No


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State Senate election in Georgia

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See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Georgia State Senate:

Georgia State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 18 18
     Republican Party 38 38
Total 56 56

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 7, 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56

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State House elections in Georgia

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See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014, State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Georgia
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Georgia House of Representatives in 2014.

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Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Georgia House of Representatives:

Georgia House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 60 59
     Republican Party 118 120
     Independent 1 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 180 180

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 7, 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124District 125District 126District 127District 128District 129District 130District 131District 132District 133District 134District 135District 136District 137District 138District 139District 140District 141District 142District 143District 144District 145District 146District 147District 148District 149District 150District 151District 152District 153District 154District 155District 156District 157District 158District 159District 160District 161District 162District 163District 164District 165District 166District 167District 168District 169District 170District 171District 172District 173District 174District 175District 176District 177District 178District 179District 180

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Special elections by date


See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2014

February 4, 2014 runoff



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Statewide ballot measure elections in Georgia

See also: Georgia 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Georgia.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description
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School board elections in Georgia

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Georgia school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,181 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.

State elections


A total of 39 Georgia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 128 seats. Twenty-one districts held their elections on May 20, 2014, while 18 districts held elections on November 4, 2014. If no candidate received a simple majority of the vote for a given seat in the election on May 20, 2014, a runoff election for that seat was held between the top two vote recipients on July 22, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Georgia's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Gwinnett County Public Schools with 160,744 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Walker County Schools with 9,242 K-12 students.
  • DeKalb County School District had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with seven seats up for election.
  • Twelve districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 1,038,554 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[126] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Georgia School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Bibb County School District 5/20/2014 2 8 24,961
Bulloch County Schools 5/20/2014 4 8 9,530
Camden County Schools 5/20/2014 2 7 9,437
Carroll County Schools 5/20/2014 3 5 14,587
Catoosa County Public Schools 5/20/2014 2 5 10,959
Clarke County School District 5/20/2014 5 9 12,371
Colquitt County Schools 5/20/2014 3 6 9,259
Columbia County School System 5/20/2014 2 5 23,722
Coweta County School System 5/20/2014 4 7 22,490
DeKalb County School District 5/20/2014 7 7 98,115
Effingham County Schools 5/20/2014 2 5 11,553
Fulton County Schools 5/20/2014 4 7 91,864
Griffin-Spalding County School System 5/20/2014 3 5 10,685
Henry County Schools 5/20/2014 2 5 40,909
Houston County Board of Education 5/20/2014 5 7 27,061
Liberty County School System 5/20/2014 4 7 10,525
Lowndes County Schools 5/20/2014 3 7 10,357
Muscogee County School District 5/20/2014 5 9 32,288
Rockdale County Public Schools 5/20/2014 2 7 15,864
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System 5/20/2014 5 9 35,246
Troup County School System 5/20/2014 3 7 12,648
Barrow County School System 11/4/2014 5 9 12,703
Bartow County School System 11/4/2014 3 5 14,366
Cherokee County School District 11/4/2014 5 7 38,760
Clayton County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 50,366
Dougherty County School System 11/4/2014 3 7 15,906
Douglas County School System 11/4/2014 3 7 24,601
Fayette County Board of Education 11/4/2014 2 5 21,274
Floyd County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 10,496
Forsyth County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 37,262
Glynn County School System 11/4/2014 3 7 12,868
Gwinnett County Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 160,744
Hall County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 25,946
Newton County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 19,478
Paulding County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 28,407
Richmond County School System 11/4/2014 5 10 32,322
Walker County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 9,242
Walton County School District 11/4/2014 3 7 13,208
Whitfield County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 13,436



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Voting in Georgia

See also: Voting in Georgia

Important voting information

  • Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • Georgia passed legislation in 2012 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Georgia, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Georgia is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting is held Monday through Friday of the week immediately preceding the election.[127] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Georgia ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Georgia received an overall score of 64 percent.[128]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Washington Post, "Saxby Chambliss retiring in 2014," January 25, 2013
  5. Atlanta Journal Constitution "Your daily jolt: By federal order, Georgia's 2014 primary will be earliest in state history" Accessed July 15, 2013
  6. Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target?, Liz Marlantes, The Christian Science Monitor, February 6, 2013
  7. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Phil Gingrey rejects gun clip limits, changes course on Todd Akin," March 11, 2013
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