Qualifying Set for Two Special Elections

After a summer seemingly filled with special elections, there are two more to go before the end of the year. Voters will go to the polls on November 3rd to elect a new state senator in District 43 to replace Democrat Ronald Ramsey, and to elect a new state representative in District 122 to replace Republican Ben Harbin. Ramsey resigned his seat to become a traffic court judge in DeKalb County, while Harbin left the legislature to take a job with the lobbying firm Southern Strategy Group.

After Governor Deal issued writs of election for the two seats, Secretary of State Brian Kemp set candidate qualifying to run from Monday, Sept. 14th through Wednesday the 16th. Those wishing to qualify may do so at the Elections Division, 802 West Tower of the Sloppy Floyd Building from 9AM to 5 PM on Monday and Tuesday, and from 9 AM until Noon on Wednesday.

The elections are non-partisan. If a runoff election is needed, it will be held on Tuesday, December 1st.