Secretary of State certifies special election results

Press Release

Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the May 11 Special Elections to fill the unexpired terms in Congressional District 9, State House District 12, and State Senate Districts 42 and 49. The certified results can be found on the Secretary of State's website:

In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all counties have provided to the State the total votes tabulated for each candidate. Further, the Secretary of State affirms that the returns are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.

Because no candidate received a majority of the vote in the May 11 Special Election for Congressional District 9, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

Voters in Congressional District 9 can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar's office through the close of business on Friday, June 4, 2010. Absentee ballots must be returned to the county registrar's office by the close of polls on Election Day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit:

Registered voters can visit the Secretary of State's MVP website to view a sample ballot specific to that voter for upcoming elections, find their Election Day polling location and early voting locations in their county, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more. The MVP website can be accessed at:

Brian Kemp was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2010. Among the office's wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.

Source:Director of Media Relations