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March 1, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Qualified Candidates

Posted: Tuesday, February 02nd 2016 in : Elections
March 1, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Qualified Candidates PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATESREPUBLICANJEB BUSHBEN CARSONCHRIS CHRISTIETED CRUZCARLY FIORINALINDSEY GRAHAMMIKE HUCKABEEJOHN R. KASICHGEORGE PATAKIRAND PAUL   MARCO RUBIORICK SANTORUMDONALD J. TRUMP  DEMOCRATHILLARY CLINTONMARTIN O'MALLEYBERNIE ... [Read More]

REGISTER TO VOTE BY FEBRUARY 1

Posted: Friday, January 29th 2016 in : General
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that the voter registration deadline is Monday, February 1, 2016 to vote in the SEC Primary. On March 1, 2016 voters from seven states – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia – will cast their ballots in the largest collaboration of southern ... [Read More]

Long-time Board Member Norman Echols retires from Auctioneer Commission

Posted: Tuesday, January 26th 2016 in : Auctioneers

UPDATED: NOTICE CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF IDENTITY MONITORING AND IDENTITY RESTORATION SERVICES

Posted: Friday, January 22nd 2016 in : General
Dear Georgia Voters:This important legal notice is an update to the notice previously provided by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office on November 19, 2015 concerning the inadvertent release of personal information, and includes information on the identity monitoring and identity restoration services offered to all registered Georgia voters whose ... [Read More]

Don’t Wait on Iowa, Georgians Can Vote Now

Posted: Friday, January 22nd 2016 in : Elections
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Voting in Georgia for the Presidential Preference Primary began 20 days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, and 28 days ahead of the February 8, New Hampshire Primary date. Georgians who want to vote now for a presidential candidate in the Democrat or Republican Preference Primaries can do ... [Read More]

Atlanta Offices Closing at noon on Friday, Jan. 22

Posted: Thursday, January 21st 2016 in : General
Governor Nathan Deal has instructed all state offices in the 21 counties under a winter storm warning, including Capitol Hill to close at noon.  At this time, Capitol Hill employees will dismissed at 12:00 pm on Friday.  Secretary Kemp is also concerned with the safety of our employees. However, we encourage employees to use their ... [Read More]

Call for Special Election in State House District 58

Posted: Friday, January 08th 2016 in : Elections
Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held on January 19, 2016 in Fulton County to fill the vacancy in District 58 of the State House created by the resignation of Simone Bell. A run-off election, if needed, shall be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.Qualifying for ... [Read More]

Kemp Announces Official List of SEC Primary Presidential Candidates

Posted: Tuesday, December 08th 2015 in : General
Atlanta, Georgia – The list of Georgia's March 1, 2016 SEC Primary candidates is official.  Last week the Democratic Party of Georgia and the Georgia Republican Party submitted their lists of candidates to the Secretary of State's office. "I am excited to announce these candidates for the upcoming SEC Primary," said Georgia Secretary of State ... [Read More]

Kemp Encourages Election Officials to Hire More Veterans, Launches Recruit a Veteran Poll Worker Initiative

Posted: Monday, December 07th 2015 in : General
Atlanta, Georgia – Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the “Recruit a Veteran Poll Worker” initiative for Georgia veterans. Election officials across the state are being encouraged to hire veterans to prepare for next year’s election cycle which kicks off with the “SEC Primary” on March 1, 2016. “The right to cast one’s vote ... [Read More]

Posted: Thursday, December 03rd 2015 in : General

Free Identity Protection Services for all Georgia Voters, No Need to Enroll for Restoration Services

Posted: Thursday, December 03rd 2015 in : General
Atlanta, Georgia – Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that his office will contract with CSID to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services. These services will be available for one year to all Georgians affected by the release of discs containing voter files with personal information.“I am confident that all ... [Read More]

GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE CLOSED TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Posted: Wednesday, November 25th 2015 in : General
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will be open for regular business on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please visit http://www.sos.ga.gov or call the office at (404) 656-2881 if you have any ... [Read More]

UPDATE ON GEORGIA’S VOTER REGISTRATION DATABASE SECURITY

Posted: Friday, November 20th 2015 in : General
To keep the public fully informed, here are the facts as they stand concerning the security of Georgia’s Voter Registration Database.   The Secretary of State’s Office is required by law to share voter registration information with news media and political parties.  My office ... [Read More]

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE REGARDING THE SECURITY OF THE STATE VOTER FILE

Posted: Thursday, November 19th 2015 in : General
Dear Georgia Voters:On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office learned that voters’ personal information was inadvertently included on a statewide voter disc that was sent to twelve groups. These groups included Georgia political parties and news media. Due to a clerical error where information was put into the wrong file, ... [Read More]

KEMP: ALL VOTER INFORMATION SECURED

Posted: Thursday, November 19th 2015 in : General
Secretary of State Brian Kemp today announced his office has secured all 12 discs sent from his office that contained personally identifiable voter information.“As of 11 a.m., all 12 discs containing sensitive voter information have been retrieved or destroyed,” Kemp said. “My staff has verified with the media outlets and political parties that received these discs ... [Read More]

SECRETARY KEMP HEIGHTENS ELECTIONS OVERSIGHT WITH INCREASED PRESENCE IN SAVANNAH

Posted: Wednesday, November 18th 2015 in : Elections
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that his office is increasing its presence in Savannah leading up to the December 1 municipal election runoff. After receiving multiple complaints regarding the conduct of elections in Savannah on November 3, the Secretary of State’s office is taking every precaution to ... [Read More]

SECRETARY KEMP HEIGHTENS ELECTIONS OVERSIGHT WITH INCREASED PRESENCE IN SAVANNAH

Posted: Wednesday, November 18th 2015 in : General
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that his office is increasing its presence in Savannah leading up to the December 1 municipal election runoff. After receiving multiple complaints regarding the conduct of elections in Savannah on November 3, the Secretary of State’s office is taking every precaution to ensure each voter has their ... [Read More]

Georgia Secretary of State’s Office Closed Tomorrow to Observe Veterans Day

Posted: Tuesday, November 10th 2015 in : General
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office will be closed tomorrow, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veterans Day. The office will be open for regular business on Thursday, November 12. Please visit http://www.sos.ga.gov if you have any questions or need additional information. 

NOTICE TO PAID SOLICITOR AND SOLICITOR AGENTS: ANNUAL RENEWAL DEADLINE

Posted: Monday, November 09th 2015 in : Securities
Each Paid Solicitor and Solicitor Agent registered pursuant to Title 43, Chapter 17 of the Official Code of Georgia, annotated is required to renew its registration with the Secretary of State each year.  Registration for PAID SOLICITOR AND SOLICITOR AGENTS expires December 31st unless renewed.   Renewal notices for both will be ... [Read More]

Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State Senate District 20

Posted: Wednesday, November 04th 2015 in : Elections
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the close of candidate qualifying for the special election to fill the vacancy in State Senate District 20.The election will occur in Bleckley, Laurens, and Pulaski counties and a portion of Houston county to fill the vacancy in Senate District 20 created by the resignation of ... [Read More]

Call for Special Election in State Senate District 20

Posted: Monday, November 02nd 2015 in : Elections
Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held on December 1, 2015 in Bleckley, Laurens, and Pulaski counties and a portion of Houston county to fill the vacancy in Senate District 20 created by the resignation of Ross Tolleson.  A run-off election, if needed, shall be held on Tuesday, December 29, ... [Read More]

Kemp: Carson, Clinton roast foes in Peanut Poll

Posted: Friday, October 30th 2015 in : Elections
Upon Sunday's closing of the Peanut Poll, Secretary of State Brian Kemp today announced Ben Carson and Hillary Clinton as the lead vote-getters among Republicans and Democrats, respectively. In its inaugural year at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, 28,493 ... [Read More]

Kemp: Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, October 29th 2015 in : Elections
Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians that in-person early voting ends tomorrow, October 30, 2015. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. A run-off election, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.To locate early voting locations in your county, visit ... [Read More]

GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE BRIAN P. KEMP RELEASES FINAL DECISION ON CANDIDATE CHALLENGE

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th 2015 in : Elections
On October 20, 2015, Judge Michael Malihi of the Office of State Administrative Hearings issued an initial decision finding that Angela C. Moore is not qualified to be a candidate in the November 3, 2015 special election for Georgia Senate District 43. Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ... [Read More]

Peanut Poll Passes 18,000 Votes

Posted: Friday, October 16th 2015 in : Elections
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that the state’s first-ever presidential Peanut Poll has become the largest straw poll in America. Earlier this week, the office announced the poll had more participants than the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll. Now with over 18,000 votes having been cast, the Peanut Poll is hitting record ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Brian Kemp Reminds Georgians of Early Voting for November 3rd Election

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th 2015 in : Elections
Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians that in person early voting for the November 3rd election began yesterday, Monday, October 12th. The early voting period will continue through Friday, October 30th.To check the status of your registration, locate early voting locations in your county, or request an absentee ballot, visit ... [Read More]

Kemp: Peanut Poll quickly surpasses Iowa fair numbers

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th 2015 in : Elections
In its first weekend, Georgia’s first-ever presidential Peanut Poll has overtaken the 2015 Iowa State Fair straw poll in total number of participants, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today. With 12,780 votes cast as of Monday at 5 p.m. at ... [Read More]

Secretary Kemp's Presidential Peanut Poll opens Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, October 07th 2015 in : Elections
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded Georgia National Fair patrons that when the gates open in Perry Thursday the Georgia Peanut Poll commences as well. Voting will continue until the fair closes Oct. 18."With the SEC Primary coming on March 1, ... [Read More]

Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State House District 92

Posted: Friday, October 02nd 2015 in : Elections
Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for the Special Election in State House District 92       ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the close of candidate qualifying for the special election to fill the vacancy in State House District 92.The ... [Read More]

NOTICE TO INVESTMENT ADVISERS:ANNUAL RENEWAL DEADLINE

Posted: Thursday, October 01st 2015 in : Securities
Registration for investment adviser firms and investment adviser representatives expires December 31, 2015 unless it is renewed.  The DEADLINE for receipt of Preliminary Renewal Statement payments is December 18, 2015. Renewal Statements will be available online, beginning November 10, 2015, via CRD/IARD.  Physical Renewal Statements are not mailed to firms.  Full payment of your Preliminary Renewal Statement must be ... [Read More]

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