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KEMP: TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY IN STATE SENATE DISTRICT 32 RUNOFF
ATLANTA – Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds registered Georgia voters that the runoff election in state Senate District 32 is tomorrow, May 16, 2017. Democrat Christine Triebsch faces Republican Kay Kirkpatrick in the race to replace former state Senator Judson Hill.
“The runoff in state Senate District 32 is tomorrow, not June 20, 2017 when Karen Handel faces Jon Ossoff in the highly publicized 6th Congressional District runoff,” stated Secretary Kemp. “Although the dates can be confusing, I am encouraging all eligible voters to go to the polls and ensure their voice is heard in both of these contests.”
Secretary Kemp is encouraging voters to check the office’s “My Voter Page” or download the “GA SOS” app to see if they are eligible to vote in tomorrow’s runoff. Voters can also use these resources to check registration status, view a sample ballot, and find their voting location. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Kemp also asks voters to engage with his office to relay their Election Day experience tomorrow. Voters can use Secretary Kemp’s Facebook and Twitter to report irregularities or election complaints. The office also receives complaints through the “Stop Voter Fraud” website and hotline at (877) 725-9797.
All complaints are promptly reviewed by the office’s Investigation Division’s P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officers, and if warranted, officers will open a formal State Election Board investigation. Tomorrow Secretary Kemp will dispatch investigators to strategic locations in Cobb and Fulton counties to monitor voting and respond to any reports of suspicious activity.
“In addition to the informational resources and tools we offer Georgians, we also work to ensure Georgians have secure, accessible, and fair elections in our state,” said Kemp. “Communication with Georgia voters is key, and we bring all assets to bear on Election Day.”
Secretary Kemp reminds Georgians that photography is prohibited in a polling place when voting is underway unless the poll manager gives approval, which is often provided for limited media coverage. It is illegal to take pictures of a ballot or voting equipment. In previous elections, voters have posted "ballot selfies" on social media in violation of statutory law.
"If you are going to post about your voting experience on social media, I encourage you to post your peach voting sticker, not your ballot," said Kemp. "Georgia law intends to preserve secrecy of the ballot for all voters."
State Senate District 32 covers parts of Cobb and Fulton counties.
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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.