Gov. Nathan Deal was set Friday to announce the design for Georgia's new car tags. The state had placed the license plate design to a public vote on eight candidates and the field had been narrowed to three. But Deal has reversed course and reopened voting.
It seems that in the original contest, which attracted 400,000 votes over six weeks, some of the designs displayed for consideration included our national motto, "In God We Trust," while others didn't. There's no controversy in this, just confusion. State law requires that your car tag either has your county of residence displayed, or the national motto, which is optional. You can pay $1 for a sticker of "In God We Trust" and be on your way.
So, OK, no harm done. Voting has been online, actual costs incurred are minimal, and with the added publicity, the voting may reach 1 million or so.
We trust that you will check out the choices, sans stickers, on Monday. See https://etax.dor.ga.gov/tagcontest.aspx and cast your vote.