April 12, 2007
Director of Communications
Secretary Handel Sets Dates for Qualifying for 10th Congressional District Special Election
Voters have until May 21 to register
Secretary of State Karen Handel today set the dates for qualifying for the Special Election for the Tenth Congressional district for Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26. Qualifying on Tuesday and Wednesday will run from 9 am until 5 pm. On Thursday, qualifying will run from 9 am until 12 noon. Qualifying will be held in the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 1104 West Tower, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-1505.
The election, which will fill the unexpired term of the late Congressman Charlie Norwood, will be held June 19. A run-off election, if necessary, will be held July 17. The qualifying fee is $4,950. The election will be held in the following counties: Banks, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Wilkes, and part of Richmond.
All citizens residing in the Congressional district who wish to vote in the special election can register to vote through May 21. Voter registration forms can be obtained at http://www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/voter_registration/voter_reg_app.htm. Polls will be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2007.