Title 21, Chapter 2, Section 17
(a) This Code section shall apply only to counties with a population
of 425,000 or more according to the United States decennial census
of 1990 or any future such census.
(b) When a candidate for election to clerk of the state court of a
county is required by law at any time before election to name the
person whom such candidate will appoint as chief deputy if elected
to office, the ballot for office shall include, below the name of
the candidate, the name of each candidate's designated chief deputy,
labeled as such.
(c) This Code section shall not be construed to require any action
to fill a vacancy in the position of chief deputy of clerk of the
state court of a county.