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State reopens car tag contest after brouhaha

ATLANTA (AP) - The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design.

Online voting reopens Monday. The state had a contest and planned to announce the winner last week, but scrapped its plans after confusion arose over whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the winning design.

[Web Extra! Submitted Georgia License plate designs]

More than 400,000 votes were cast during the first online voting period. People can make their picks over the next three weeks.

A panel of Georgia art professors narrowed the selection from 500 entries to the eight finalists that will be cut to three by the public.

The state will begin issuing the plate next year. People will have the option of adding the religious motto to their tag for an additional dollar.

To vote check out: https://etax.dor.ga.gov/TagContest.aspx

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