Georgia secretary of state election, 2014

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Georgia Secretary of State Election

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Brian Kemp Republican Party
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The Georgia secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Kemp (R) was first appointed in 2010 and is running for a full term in 2014.

The primary election was held on May 20, 2014. Kemp was unchallenged in the Republican primary, meanwhile Democrats Doreen Carter and Gerald Beckum faced off for their party's nomination. Carter drew over 68 percent of the primary vote, winning the right to take on Kemp in the general election.

Georgia is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 7 Filing deadline for candidates
May 20 Primary election
June 27 Filing deadline for independent candidates
July 22 Primary runoff election
September 2 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the general election
November 4 General election


Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Georgia Secretary of State, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Gerald Beckum 31.2% 91,198
Green check mark transparent.pngDoreen Carter 68.8% 201,052
Total Votes 292,250
Election Results Via:Georgia Secretary of State Election Results.

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