Secretary of State Kemp Announces Close of Qualifying for Special Elections in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today announced the close of candidate qualifying for the special elections to fill the vacancies in State Senate District 50, State House District 25 and State House District 10.
The election for State Senate District 50 will occur in Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, Stephens and Towns counties and a portion of White County. The election for State House District 25 will occur in a portion of Hall County. The election for State House District 10 will occur in Habersham County and a portion of White County.
The elections are non-partisan special elections with no party primaries. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Run-off elections, if needed, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
The following candidates qualified for State Senate District 50 and will be placed on the ballot:
Rick Austin Party: Republican
1590 Double Springs Road
Demorest, GA 30535
Curtis Burger Party: Republican
178 Park St
Lavonia, GA 30553-2152
David R. Strickland Party: Republican
64 Franklin Springs Street
Royston, GA 30662
John K. Wilkinson Party: Republican
P.O. Box 2227
Toccoa, GA 30577
Mary Beth Focer Party: Democratic
151 Woodlake Lndg
Hartwell, GA 30643-3969
The following candidates qualified for State House District 25 and will be placed on the ballot:
Bobby Banks Party: Republican
P. O Box 386
Oakwood, GA 30566
Emory West Dunahoo, Jr. Party: Republican
4720 Walnut Ln
Gainesville, GA 30507
Dominic Ottaviano Party: Republican
P.O. Box 849
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Todd W. Reed Party: Republican
4365 Sugar Leaf Dr.
Oakwood, GA 30566-2156
William "Sonny" Sykes Party: Republican
Flowery Branch, GA 30542-3082
Kris Yardley Party: Republican
6576 Above Tide Pl
Flowery Br, GA 30542-7613
Paul Godfrey Party: Democratic
5888 Meadowfield Trce
Flowery Branch, GA 30542-2764
The following candidates qualified for State House District 10 and will be placed on the ballot:
J. Bruce Harkness, Sr. Party: Republican
P.O. Box 700
Demorest, GA 30535
Lori Duke Jones Party: Republican
1581 Jess Kimey Road
Mt. Airy, GA 30563
Terry Rogers Party: Republican
2403 New Liberty Rd
Clarkesville, GA 30523-4346
Voters can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through the close of business on Friday, Nov. 4, 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 http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/.
Citizens must be registered to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, to participate in the Nov. 8, 2011, special election. Voter registration forms can be obtained at any county registrar’s office or from the Secretary of State’s website at http://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.