Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for Special Elections in State House District 136 and State House District 178
ATLANTA—Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced the close of candidate qualifying for the Special Elections to fill state House District 136 and state House District 178 on Friday, December 17, 2010 at noon. The candidates below qualified and paid the qualifying fee of $400 for the Special Elections to be held Tuesday, February 15, 2011. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
The elections are non-partisan Special Elections with no party primary. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot.
The election for House District 136 will occur in Crawford County and portions of Bibb, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Upson Counties.
The election for House District 178 will occur in Brantley and Pierce Counties and a portion of Wayne County.
The following candidates qualified for House District 136 and will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order:
Robert Dickey Party Affiliation: Republican
Post Office Box 10
Musella, GA 31066
Sharon B. Howard Party Affiliation: Democrat
152 Summit Drive
Byron, GA 31008
Judye H. Sellier Party Affiliation: Republican
680 Marshall Mill Road
Fort Valley, GA 31030
The following candidates qualified for House District 178 and will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order:
Jeana Brown Party Affiliation: Democrat
125 Sauna Street
Jesup, GA 31546
Gerald Dewitt Party Affiliation: Republican
324 Dreamland Street
Jesup, GA 31545
Van Herrin Party Affiliation: Republican
599 Wild Azalea Road
Waycross, GA 31503
George E. Moxley Party Affiliation: Republican
83 Barrington Drive
Jesup, GA 31545
Chad Nimmer Party Affiliation: Republican
3401 Twin Lake Road
Blackshear, GA 31516
Voters can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through the close of business on Friday, February 11, 2011. Absentee ballots must be returned to the county registrar’s 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 17, 2010 to participate in the February 15, 2011 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.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
Brian Kemp was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2010. 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.