Secretary of State Kemp Certifies Special Election Results for State House District 43
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the September 20, 2011 special election to fill the vacancy in State House District 43. 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 September 20, 2011 special election, a special run-off election will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2011 between the following candidates who received the most votes:
John Carson Party Affiliation: Republican
3605 Sandy Plains Road Suite 240-123
Marietta, GA 30066
Robert Lamutt Party Affiliation: Republican
4667 Jefferson Township Pl
Marietta, GA 30066
The special run-off election for State House District 43 will occur in a portion of Cobb County. Any registered voter who was eligible to vote in the September 20, 2011 special election can vote in the October 18, 2011 special run-off election. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
Voters in State House District 43 can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through the close of business on Friday, October 14, 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.