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The general election comes in November of even-numbered years. U.S. presidential elections occur on a four-year cycle, but Georgia, like most states, selects statewide constitutional officers (such as the Governor) in off-year elections so as not to coincide with presidential elections. The thought is that makes the Georgia electorate more attentive to state issues when statewide offices appear on the general election ballot.
The former method of allocating votes in Democratic Primary Elections and representation in the Georgia General Assembly. This system allocated votes and seats on a per-county basis. It biased representation in favor of small, rural counties as opposed to populous, urban counties.