A special election to replace Robert Stokley, who resigned before being sworn in, has been set for Tuesday February 5th.
From an SoS press release:
Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held in portions of Coweta and Fayette Counties to fill the vacancy in State House District 71; on February 5th, 2013. A run-off election, if needed, shall be held on March 5th, 2013.
Qualifying for the special election shall be held in the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 802 West Tower, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The dates and hours of qualifying will be Monday, January 7th, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 12 o’clock noon. The qualifying fee shall be $400.
All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election must register to vote before the close of business on Monday, January 7th, 2012. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.