Secretary of State Kemp Certifies Results in State House Districts 60 and 107
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the February 7, 2012 special elections in State House Districts 60 and 107. The certified results can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.ga.gov/elections. Candidate Keisha Sean Waites was declared the winner in State House District 60.
Because no candidate received a majority of the vote in the special election in State House District 107, a special run-off election will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 between the following candidates who received the most votes:
Paul Smith Party Affiliation: Republican
P. O. Box 2554
Loganville, GA 30052
Tom Kirby Party Affiliation: Republican
7525 Greens Mill Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
The special run-off election for State House District 107 will occur in portions of Gwinnett and Walton Counties. Any registered voter who was eligible to vote in the February 7, 2012 special election can vote in the March 6, 2012 special run-off election. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Voters in State House District 107 can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through the close of business on Friday, March 2, 2012. 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.
In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state 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. Additionally, with the certification, the time period for a candidate for state office to request a recount begins. Certification does not preclude the state from continuing any current investigations related to the special elections, or from pursuing any future allegations that may arise from these 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.