Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that Monday, March 20, 2017 is the last day to register to vote or update their voter information for the April 18 special elections. Eligible voters will cast ballots in the sixth congressional district and state Senate District 32 races.
“As Georgia’s chief election official, I want to ensure every Georgian has the opportunity to register to vote and allow their voice to be heard at the polls,” stated Secretary Kemp. “The right to vote for our public officials should never be taken for granted.”
Georgia citizens can submit an electronic voter registration application using their Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number on several platforms: Online Voter Registration (OLVR), the free “GA SOS” mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and the “2VOTE” text messaging pilot project. Individuals can also mail in hard-copy voter registration applications to get registered to vote in Georgia.
All voter registration applications must be submitted or postmarked on or before Monday, March 20, 2017 to be processed for this April’s elections. Advance in-person voting will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017. The polls will also be open on Saturday, April 8, 2017. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The sixth congressional district covers parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. State Senate District 32 covers parts of Cobb and Fulton counties.
In the state Senate District 32 race, a run-off election, if needed, will be held on May 16, 2017. In the sixth congressional district race, a run-off election, if needed, will be held on June 20, 2017.
Qualified candidate information can be found on the Secretary of State’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 http://www.sos.ga.gov or follow Secretary Kemp on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.