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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Eight candidates have officially qualified for the April 18, 2017 Special Election for State Senate District 32. This week, Secretary of State Brian Kemp hosted qualifying to fill the seat vacated by Judson Hill from the Georgia Senate.

Qualifying closed at 1 p.m. today. Five Republican candidates – Hamilton Beck, Matt Campbell, Roy Daniels, Kay Kirkpatrick, and Gus Makris – qualified for the race. Three Democratic candidates – Christine Triebsch, Exton Howard, and Bob Wiskind – also qualified for the race.

March 20, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for all persons who are not currently registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election. Advance in-person voting will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. A run-off election, if needed, will be held on May 16, 2017.

State Senate District 32 includes portions of Cobb and Fulton counties.

Qualified candidate information can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

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 secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.  For more information about the office, go to or follow Secretary Kemp on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or YouTube.



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