2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 10 - MAGISTRATE COURTS
ARTICLE 2 - MAGISTRATES
§ 15-10-20.1 - Qualifying in absentia for magistrates serving on active military duty
. Qualifying in absentia for magistrates serving on active military duty
(a) Any elected chief magistrate or elected magistrate who is performing ordered military duty, as defined in Code Section 38-2-279
, shall be eligible for reelection in any primary or general election which may be held to elect a successor for the next term of office, and may qualify in absentia as a candidate for reelection to such office. The performance of ordered military duty shall not create a vacancy in such office during the term for which such judge was elected.
(b) Where the giving of written notice of candidacy is required, any elected chief magistrate or elected magistrate who is performing ordered military duty may deliver such notice by mail, agent, or messenger to the proper elections official. Any other act required by law of a candidate for the office of chief magistrate or magistrate judge may, during the time such official is on ordered military duty, be performed by an agent designated in writing by the absent chief magistrate or magistrate judge.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer