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28 July 2010

Secretary of State Certifies July Primary Results

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the July 20 General Primary. The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

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

Additionally, with the certification, the time period for a candidate for state office to request a recount begins. Certification does not preclude the state from continuing any current investigations related to the General Primary or from pursuing any future allegations that may arise from the election.

A General Primary run-off will be held on August 10, 2010 between the two candidates who received the most votes in races where no candidate received a majority of votes cast. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early voting will begin as soon as ballots are available and will end Friday, August 6, 2010.

To find early voting locations in your county, please visit the Secretary of State’s MVP website. On MVP, registered voters can view a sample ballot, 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.

Voters can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through the close of business on Friday, August 6, 2010. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by close of business on Election Day, August 10, 2008. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.

Eligible voters who did not vote in the General Primary can cast a ballot in the run-off. However, eligible voters who cast a ballot in the General Primary must choose the same party’s ballot for the run-off.

Voters will be required to show photo identification when voting in person. For more information on the requirements for photo ID, please call 1(877)725-9797 or visit www.GaPhotoID.com.