Secretary Handel Announces the Close of Qualifying for State Senate District 22 and House District 122
ATLANTA—Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the close of candidate qualifying for the Special Elections to fill state Senate District 22 and House District 122 on Friday, December 4, 2009 at noon. The candidates below qualified and paid the qualifying fee of $400 for the Special Election to be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
The elections are non-partisan Special Elections with no party primary. However, each candidate’s party affiliation will be listed on the ballot.
The election for Senate District 22 will occur in a portion of Richmond County. The following candidates qualified for Senate District 22 and will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order:
Taylor Bryant Party Affiliation: Libertarian
1873 Engle Road
Augusta, GA 30906
Hardie Davis Party Affiliation: Democrat
1026 Country Place Drive
Augusta, GA 30906
Harold Jones, II Party Affiliation: Democrat
3014 Breeze Hill Drive
Augusta, GA 30506
Sandra Suetta Cannon Scott Party Affiliation: Democrat
3413 Heather Drive
Augusta, GA 30909
The election for House District 122 will occur in a portion of Richmond County. The following candidate qualified for House District 122:
E. G. “Earnie” Smith Party Affiliation: Democrat
253 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
Voters can request an absentee ballot from the Richmond County Board of Elections office through the close of business on Thursday, December 31, 2009. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Richmond County Board of Elections office by the close of polls on Election Day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit: www.sos.ga.gov/elections.
Citizens must be registered to vote by Friday, December 4, 2009 to participate in the January 5, 2010 election. Voter registration forms can be obtained at any county registrar’s office or from the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/voter_registration/voter_reg_app.htm.
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.