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November 4, 2002

Albany --Candidates in Georgia can win their election tomorrow if they get 45 percent of the vote. Plurality in a general election was reduced to 45 percent in 1994. The candidate for a race who gets the most votes, and it's over 45 percent of those cast, will win that election.

Secretary of State Cathy Cox said "It's a little confusing to Georgia voters. In the summer primary you need 50 percent of the vote to win. But in the November general election you only need 45 percent. If both candidates get over 45 percent, then the one with the most votes is the winner without a runoff."

The 45 percent voting victory rule is meant to save the state the cost of run-off elections if one candidate does not get half of the votes.

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