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Parents > United States > Georgia > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1966 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 08, 1966 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 08, 1966 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1967 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1971 - 12:00pm
Turnout 24.72% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRBH February 02, 2019 06:36pm
Data SourcesAmerica Votes
Description All candidates received less than 50% of the vote after third party candidates polled a collective 7.3%.

Though he had fewer popular votes than his Republican challenger, Maddox was elected Governor by vote of the State Legislature.

The legislature vote

Maddox: 182
Callaway: 66
Neither: 10

Callaway was the first Republican nominee for Governor of Georgia since 1876.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/06/1962
NameCarl E. Sanders Votes311,524 (99.95%)
Term01/15/1963 - 01/10/1967 Margin311,357 (+99.89%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1970
NameJimmy Carter Votes620,419 (59.28%)
Term01/12/1971 - 01/14/1975 Margin195,436 (+18.67%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 14, 1966 GA Governor - D Primary
Ellis Arnall
D 787,952
Sep 28, 1966 GA Governor - D Runoff
Lester Maddox
D 816,059
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CANDIDATES
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Name Lester Maddox Rep. Howard "Bo" Callaway (W) Gov. Ellis Arnall (W) Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent  
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Certified Votes450,626 (46.24%) 453,665 (46.55%) 69,025 (7.08%) 1,333 (0.14%)  
Margin-3,039 (-0.31%) 0 (0.00%) -384,640 (-39.46%) -452,332 (-46.41%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website]  
Entry Date 06/01/1966 06/01/1966 -- --  
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