1962 Georgia gubernatorial election

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Georgia gubernatorial election of 1962

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Nominee Carl Sanders
Party Democratic
Popular vote 311,524
Percentage 99.95%

County Results

Sanders:      90-100%

Governor before election

Ernest Vandiver

Elected Governor

Carl Sanders

The 1962 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962. This election was notable for a number of reasons: First, it was the last gubernatorial election in Georgia to date where the Republican Party did not field a candidate. Second, the primary election was the first that took place under a winner-take-all system, as the previously used County Unit System had been struck down by the US Supreme Court in Gray v. Sanders.[1] Finally, upon election, Carl Sanders became the youngest governor of a state at the time (aged 37) and the first governor from an urban area since the 1920s.[2]

General election results[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1962[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carl Sanders 311,524 99.95%
N/A write-ins 167 0.05%