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Georgia Delegation Election Certificate

Georgia Delegation Election Certificate/tiles/non-collection/e/ec_014imgtile1.xml
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Georgia Delegation Election Certificate/tiles/non-collection/e/ec_014imgtile2.xml
Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

Description

After every congressional election, each state certifies its U.S. Representatives-elect. Following the November 1986 elections, Georgia’s governor signed this certificate of election and transmitted it to the Clerk of the House. It certified the election of Georgia’s delegation, including freshman Member John Lewis, who went on to serve in the House until his death in 2020. The Clerk uses the certificates to determine a Member’s right to a congressional seat and to compile the roll of Members for each Congress.

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