How Often Are Georgia State Representatives Chosen?

How Often Are Georgia State Representatives Chosen?

Georgia voters elect all 180 members of the Georgia House of Representatives every two years, with elections occurring in November of each even-numbered year. Article III, section 5 of the Georgia Constitution establishes the two-year terms.

Individual districts in the state occasionally hold special elections in odd-numbered years to replace state representatives who do not serve their full terms. Voters also elect all 56 members of the Georgia Senate for two-year terms in November of even-numbered years.

Though voters elect the entire Georgia State Assembly on a single day, many candidates do not face competitive races. In 2014, there were only 33 districts with two major party candidates running and only five districts with a margin of victory below 10 percent.