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21-2-561 False Registration

OCGA 21-2-561 makes it a felony offense to falsely register as an elector. 

This can occur when the person registers as an elector (voter) knowing they do not possess  the qualifications required by law.

It can also occur when the person knowingly gives false information when registering as an elector.  

The felony offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine up to $100,000, or both.

This Code section is the one under which the Georgia Secretary of State has threatened to prosecute persons believed to be moving to Georgia temporarily in order to vote in Georgia but without an intent to remain in residence in the state.

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