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Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds individuals that qualifying will be underway Wednesday, February 22, 2017 through Friday, February 24, 2017 to fill the seat vacated by Judson Hill in Senate District 32. The special election will be held on April 18, 2017.

Qualifying for the special election shall be held in the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, 802 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The dates and hours of qualifying will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 23,  beginning at 9:a.m. and ending at 5p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 1p.m. The qualifying fee shall be $400.00.

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. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7p.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.

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 http://www.sos.ga.gov or follow Secretary Kemp on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.

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