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Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of April 21 Voter Registration Deadline for the May 20th Primary Election

Posted: Friday, April 18th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta- Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.  This leaves just three days before the deadline. “Every Georgian should have the opportunity to vote in the May 20th Primary Election,” said Kemp.  “The good news ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Makes Surprise Visit to Glynn County Board of Elections

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th 2014 in : Elections
Brunswick – Yesterday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp made a surprise visit to the Glynn County Board of Elections.  This visit was to promote the new online voter registration system and MVP app to the staff and poll workers.  Glynn County Elections Director, Tina Edwards, was conducting the first day of training for poll ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of April 21 Voter Registration Deadline for the May 20th Primary Election

Posted: Monday, April 14th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.  This leaves just one week before the deadline. “Every Georgian should have the opportunity to vote in the May 20th Primary Election,” said Kemp.  “The good news ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of April 21 Voter Registration Deadline for the May 20th Primary Election

Posted: Wednesday, April 09th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election. “Every Georgian should have the opportunity to vote in the May 20th Primary Election,” said Kemp.  “The good news is that it is easier ... [Read More]

Licensing System is Temporarily Down

Posted: Wednesday, April 09th 2014 in : Licensing
The SOS Professional Licensing Division system is currently offline. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you in renewing your license or applying for a new license.  Please continue to check the website for updates regarding the licensing system.

Mobile My Voter Page Voting Information App Available on Apple and Android Platforms

Posted: Tuesday, April 08th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – The “My Voter Page” was launched in March of 2010.  It gave Georgia voters the opportunity to view their specific sample ballot, find their early voting and election day polling locations, check voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot.  Now, all of this information is available on mobile ... [Read More]

Mobile “My Voter Page” Voting Information App Available on Apple and Android Platforms

Posted: Tuesday, April 08th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – The “My Voter Page” was launched in March of 2010.  It gave Georgia voters the opportunity to view their specific sample ballot, find their early voting and election day polling locations, check voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot.  Now, all of this information is available on mobile ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Corporate Customers of Annual Registration Renewal Period Ending May 31

Posted: Monday, April 07th 2014 in : Corporations
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminds officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual registration renewal period has begun. The deadline for the annual registration renewal period is 11:59 p.m. on Friday May 31, 2014. Georgia law requires all corporations, limited liability companies and limited ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Launches Online Voter Registration and Mobile Voting Information Application

Posted: Monday, March 31st 2014 in : Elections
Augusta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today launched two new technology advances that will serve Georgia voters.  The first is online voter registration, as well as a mobile application that enables voter registration and will have all the capabilities of “My Voter Page”. “In 2012, I worked with legislative leaders to craft ... [Read More]

Announcement regarding the Filing of Audited Financials by Broker-Dealers

Posted: Tuesday, February 25th 2014 in : Securities
Please be advised that the Securities Division does NOT require broker-dealers registered with the Division to submit annual audited financial statements, or any financial statements for that matter, to the Division, unless specifically requested to do so by the Division. Accordingly, broker-dealers registered with the Division should NOT send to the Division any of the ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Releases Candidate Qualifying Packet for 2014 Elections

Posted: Monday, February 24th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Today, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp released a “one stop shop” informational packet for candidates wishing to qualify in the 2014 elections. The informational packet helps candidates by clearly outlining the dates, times, and locations for qualifying in partisan and nonpartisan races. It also includes reference information for Write-In Candidates and Independent/Political ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Proposes March 1 Primary for Georgia, Southeastern Regional Super Tuesday Primary

Posted: Wednesday, February 19th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta, GA – In January, the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted to condense the Primary calendar for candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election.Under the newly passed rules, the traditional four early voting states – Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina – will cast ballots in ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Releases Candidate Qualifying Packet for New 2014 Elections Dates

Posted: Tuesday, February 18th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Today, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp released a “one stop shop” informational packet for candidates wishing to qualify in the 2014 elections. The informational packet helps candidates by clearly outlining the dates, times, and locations for qualifying in partisan and nonpartisan races. It also includes reference information for Write-In Candidates and Independent/Political ... [Read More]

Responsibilities of a License Holder

Posted: Monday, February 17th 2014 in : Licensing
What are my responsibilities as a license holder?Certain personal responsibilities come with becoming a professional license holder in the state of Georgia.  Those responsibilities include the following:1.   Renew your license prior to the expiration date of your license.  While the Secretary of State’s office sends courtesy reminders via email to license holders, it is ultimately the license holder’s ... [Read More]

Inclement Weather Closure

Posted: Wednesday, February 12th 2014 in : General
Inclement Weather Update: Our offices will remain closed on Wednesday, February the 12th. We will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, February the 13th, unless otherwise noted.

Inclement Weather Closure: Wednesday & Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, February 12th 2014 in : Elections
Our offices will remain closed on Wednesday, February the 12th and Thursday, February the 13th. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday, February the 14th, unless otherwise noted.

Inclement Weather Closure: Wednesday & Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, February 12th 2014 in : General
Our offices will remain closed on Wednesday, February the 12th and Thursday, February the 13th. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday, February the 14th, unless otherwise noted.

Inclement Weather Closure: Wednesday & Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, February 12th 2014 in : Licensing
Our offices will remain closed on Wednesday, February the 12th and Thursday, February the 13th. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday, February the 14th, unless otherwise noted.

Inclement Weather Closure: Wednesday & Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, February 12th 2014 in : Securities
Our offices will remain closed on Wednesday, February the 12th and Thursday, February the 13th. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday, February the 14th, unless otherwise noted.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp Certifies Special Runoff Elections in State House District 2 and State House District 22

Posted: Tuesday, February 11th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has certified the results for the February 4 Special Runoff Election in the 2nd State House District and the 22nd State House District. The certified results are found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections. The final tally is as follows: HD 2 Neal Florence:  1,649 votes, ... [Read More]

Statement From Secretary Kemp On The Passage Of HB 310

Posted: Friday, January 17th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Just moments ago, the House of Representative passed House Bill 310 out of the Chamber by an overwhelming majority.  The bill will now go to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.  I want to thank House and Senate leaders for passing this important piece of legislation the first week of the legislative session.  ... [Read More]

SPECIAL ELECTION CERTIFICATION FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS 22 AND 2

Posted: Monday, January 13th 2014 in : Elections
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for January 7, 2014 Special Election for State House District 22. The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections. In certifying the results, Secretary of State Brian Kemp affirmed that all counties have ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Corporate Customers of Annual Registration Renewal Period

Posted: Monday, January 06th 2014 in : Corporations
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual registration renewal period has begun. The deadline for the annual registration renewal period is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2014. Georgia law requires all corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships ... [Read More]

Commissioner enters Order in Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc.’s fairness proceeding under O.C.G.A. §10-5-11(9)

Posted: Friday, January 03rd 2014 in : Securities
Atlanta, GA – December 13, 2013.  The Commissioner of Securities has entered a final Order in the matter of Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc.’s application for a fairness hearing pursuant to O.C.G.A. §10-5-11(9).  A fairness hearing was conducted by the Commissioner on December 4, 2013.  The transcript of the hearing may be found ... [Read More]

License Renewal Instructions

Posted: Monday, December 30th 2013 in : Licensing
1. Use your User ID and Password to log into the online renewal system. Please note, if you do not have a User ID and Password you may click on the links to register. You may also reset your User ID and Password by clicking on the appropriate links and following ... [Read More]

Professional Licensing Board - House Study Committee Final Report

Posted: Monday, December 30th 2013 in : Licensing
From September 9, 2013 through November 25, 2013, the House Study Committee conducted a detailed study of the Professional Licensing Boards to determine if any legislative changes were needed to improve the system's operations.  This study included meetings with Secretary Kemp and the Professional Licensing Boards staff, Board members, and ... [Read More]

December Special State Election Board Meeting Set

Posted: Thursday, December 05th 2013 in : Elections
Atlanta - Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that there would be a special State Election Board (SEB) meeting to specifically address Fulton County issues and irregularities during the 2012 election cycle. The special SEB meeting will take place on December 17th, 2013 at 9:00 am in Atlanta, GA. The meeting will be ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Advises Georgians on Charitable Donations

Posted: Tuesday, December 03rd 2013 in : General
ATLANTA (Dec. 3, 2013) – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp offers advice to individuals planning to donate to charitable organizations during the holiday season. As Secretary of State, Kemp serves as Georgia’s charities regulator. Secretary Kemp said, “During this holiday season, let’s make the most of our contributions to individuals and families in need. ... [Read More]

Qualifying Closes for Special Elections in State House Districts 2 and 22

Posted: Wednesday, November 20th 2013 in : Elections
  Atlanta – As of noon today qualifying closed for the special elections in State House District 2 (held in portions of Catoosa, Walker and Whitfield Counties) and State House District 22(held in portions of Cherokee, Forsyth and Fulton Counties). Candidates were required to submit a fee of $400 and their paperwork in order to ... [Read More]

Secretary of State Kemp Sets Qualifying Dates for the Special Elections in State House District 2 and State House District 22

Posted: Tuesday, November 12th 2013 in : Elections
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced receipt of Governor Nathan Deal’s Writs of Election setting Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 as the date for the special elections to fill the vacancies in State House District 2 and State House District 22. Secretary Kemp set the candidate qualifying for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 ... [Read More]

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