We brought you news last Friday that House Ways and Means Chairman Mickey Channell would be retiring due to health reasons. A call has now been issued to elect his successor on January 6th, giving time for a replacement to be in place with no lapse in representation if no runoff is required. Below is a press release from the Secretary of State.
Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held in Greene, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Taliaferro and Wilkes Counties to fill the vacancy in District 120 of the State House of Representatives on January 6, 2015. A run-off election, if needed, shall be held on February 3, 2015.
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, December 8, 2014beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, December 9, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 10, 2014 beginning at9:00 a.m. and ending at 12 o’clock noon. The qualifying fee shall be $400 for the office.
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 December 8, 2014. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.