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13 November 2008

Karen Handel Certifies November 4th Election Results

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today certified the results for the November 4 General Election. The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.georgia.gov/elections.

With today's election certification, we now know officially that John McCain won Georgia by six points; there are run-off elections for U.S. Senate, Public Service Commission and Georgia Court of Appeals; and finally, Republican Deborah Honeycutt spent over $4 million in her successful bid to lose by over thirty points to 13th district Congressman David Scott.

Secretary Handel also informed Georgia voters of how they can request a mail-in/absentee ballot from their county elections office for the December 2nd run-off.

Absentee ballots can be requested through the close of business on Wednesday, November 26, 2008.

All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by close of polls on Election Day, December 2, 2008.

Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. Mail-in/absentee ballots must be received by the appropriate county registrars’ office by close of business on December 2. Given the short timeline leading to the deadline, voters choosing to vote by mail are urged to submit their application as soon as possible and, upon receipt of the ballot, to return the ballot immediately in order to ensure its receipt by the deadline.

Advance voting week will be held Monday, November 24 through Wednesday, November 26, 2008.