State’s Statistical Register Goes Online

June 25, 2008 – 3:04 PM

Curious about how many votes George Busbee received when he ran for governor in 1974? Wondering how many times Mickey Mouse has been written in as a candidate for office?

Answers to those questions and a plethora of others are available via computer since the Georgia Official and Statistical Register is now available online.

The main source of election statistics for the state, the content and length of the register varied over the years of its publication (1923 -1990), though in general it provided information on categories such as:

 state executive offices, boards and commissions
 the state legislature and legislators, including short biographies with photos
 elections
 the state judiciary
 Georgia’s federal representation
 the University System of Georgia
 county officers and data
 miscellaneous (e.g. flag, song, state symbols, poets laureate)

The electronic version was digitized by the Digital Library of Georgia from the print volumes, which are available in the UGA Main Library Georgia government documents collection. Users are able to search across the text of all the volumes (about 28,000 pages). Browsing is also possible by using the Table of Contents page of each volume in conjunction with the “Go To Page” feature. The address is: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/statregister

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