April 27, 2007
Director of Communications
Secretary Handel Sets Dates for Qualifying for 24th State Senate District Special Election
Voters have until May 21 to register
ATLANTA—Secretary of State Karen Handel announced today receipt of Governor Sonny Perdue’s Writ of election setting June 19 as the date for the special election to fill state Senate District 24. The seat was left vacant when state Senator Jim Whitehead qualified to run for the 10th Congressional District.
Secretary Handel set the dates for qualifying for Tuesday, May 8 through Thursday, May 10. Qualifying on Tuesday and Wednesday will run from 9 am until 5:30 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 will be held June 19. A run-off election, if necessary, will be held July 17. The qualifying fee is $400.00. The election will be held in the following counties: Columbia, Glascock, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Wilkes, as well as portions of Elbert and Warren.
All citizens residing in the state Senate 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.