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KEMP: ADVANCE VOTING BY MAIL STARTS TOMORROW IN CD 6 RUNOFF

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that advance voting by mail starts tomorrow, May 2, 2017, in the 6th Congressional District runoff in parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. Democrat Jon Ossoff faces Republican and former Secretary of State Karen Handel in the contest to replace Tom Price, now serving as Health and Human Services Secretary in the Trump administration.

“In our state, voters have unprecedented access to the polls with early voting opportunities and new technologies, such as Online Voter Registration and the ‘My Voter Page’, to easily register to vote and stay informed throughout the election cycle,” stated Secretary Kemp. “The country is watching Georgia for the results of this race, and eligible voters need to make sure their voice is heard as the district selects new representation in our nation’s capital.”

Georgia voters can use the office’s “My Voter Page” or download the “GA SOS” app to check registration status, view a sample ballot, find their voting location, or request an absentee ballot. Voters in CD 6 are advised to request absentee ballots well in advance of the June 16, 2017 deadline to vote by mail in the runoff.

Advance in-person voting starts on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 for the 6th Congressional District runoff. On June 20, 2017, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The runoff in state Senate District 32 between Democrat Christine Triebsch and Republican Kay Kirkpatrick will be held on May 16, 2017. The district covers parts of Cobb and Fulton counties. Advance voting by mail is already underway in the SD 32 runoff.

In Cobb and Fulton counties, advance in-person voting for the SD 32 runoff will be held Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12, 2017. In Fulton County, the polls will also be open on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eligible voters should request an absentee ballot well in advance of the deadline, which is also May 12, 2017, to vote by mail in this contest.

Georgians can reference other important dates for the 2017 election cycle on the office’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 www.sos.ga.gov or follow Secretary Kemp on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or YouTube.


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