Georgia

F. Interviewing petit jurors and grand jurors

Overview

Georgia

Members of a grand jury in Georgia take a statutorily-prescribed oath to keep deliberations of the grand jury secret (O.C.G.A.

a. Must a minimum number be present to constitute a "meeting"?

The Act defines "meeting" to include the "gathering of a quorum of the members of the governing body of an agency or any committee of its members created by such governing body." O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(a)(2).

2. Marriage & divorce.

Marriage and divorce records are available to the general public.  O.C.G.A. 31-10-25(f).

A. Can the requester choose a format for receiving records?

The Act requires that at the request of the party seeking the records, an agency is, where practicable, to make records maintained by computer available by electronic means, including the Internet. O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70(g). Georgia officials have accommodated requests for specially formatted computer-based information.

1. Where to ask for ruling.

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(2). To whom notice is given.

Notice must be posted conspicuously, but no particular persons or individuals must be given the notice. O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1(d).

X. Special Proceedings

Overview

Georgia

e. Other.

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