For Immediate Release
June 27, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
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Secretary of State Handel Announces the Close of Candidate Qualifying
Atlanta—Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today at noon closed the qualifying period for candidates seeking ballot placement in the 2008 General Election as nonpartisan, independent and political body candidates.
Secretary Handel will send a certified list of the federal and state candidates to each county elections superintendent
A list of all candidates that qualified for the July General Primary and the November General Election can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/qualifyingindex.asp.
Karen Handel was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2007. The Secretary of State's office offers important services to our citizens and our business community. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.