Secretary of State Kemp Certifies Special Election Results for State House District 113 Run-Off, State House District 139 and State Senate District 26
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the July 19, 2011 special run-off election in State House District 113 and special elections in State House District 139 and State Senate District 26. The certified results can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections.
In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each candidate. Further, the Secretary of State affirms that the returns are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.
Because no candidate received a majority of the vote in the July 19, 2011 special election in State Senate District 26, a special run-off election will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2011 between the following candidates who received the most votes:
David E. Lucas, Sr. Party Affiliation: Democratic
2594 Saratoga Drive
Macon, GA 31211
Miriam Paris Party Affiliation: Democratic
P. O. Box 14056
Macon, GA 31203
The run-off election for State Senate District 26 will occur in Twiggs County and portions of Bibb, Houston and Wilkinson Counties. Any registered voter who was eligible to vote in the July 19, 2011 special election can vote in the August 16, 2011 special run-off election. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.
Voters in State Senate District 26 can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through the close of business on Friday, August 12, 2011. Absentee ballots must be returned to the county registrar’s office by the close of polls on Election Day. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit www.sos.ga.gov/elections.
Registered voters can visit the Secretary of State’s MVP website to view a sample ballot specific to that voter for upcoming elections, find their Election Day polling location and early voting locations in their county, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot and more. The MVP website can be accessed at: http://www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since 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.