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:Rep. [[Quincy Murphy]] (D) passed away on August 2 after a bad faced off in the December 3 runoff election and Prince won. No party primaries were held for this election. Candidates had from September 16 to September 18 to file certified nomination papers.<ref>[http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/veteran-georgia-legislator-dies-after-lengthy-illn/nZCLQ/ ''ajc.com'', "Veteran Georgia legislator dies after lengthy illness," August 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifiedCandidatesForSeat.asp?RefID=00627&ElectionDate=11-05-13&Type=S ''qual.sos.state.ga.us'', "Official candidate list," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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:Rep. [[Quincy Murphy]] (D) passed away on August 2 after a battle with lung cancer. A special election has been called for '''November 5''', with a runoff if necessary on '''December 3'''. [[Diane B. Evans]] and [[Brian Prince]] faced off in the December 3 runoff election and Prince won. No party primaries were held for this election. Candidates had from September 16 to September 18 to file certified nomination papers.<ref>[http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/veteran-georgia-legislator-dies-after-lengthy-illn/nZCLQ/ ''ajc.com'', "Veteran Georgia legislator dies after lengthy illness," August 2, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifiedCandidatesForSeat.asp?RefID=00627&ElectionDate=11-05-13&Type=S ''qual.sos.state.ga.us'', "Official candidate list," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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'''State House District 100'''

Revision as of 10:00, 6 December 2013

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Contents
1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Georgia
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Georgia

Georgia election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
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Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

There are several special elections scheduled for the state of Georgia in 2013.

Elections by type

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State Senate

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2013.

State Senate District 14

Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R) resigned in order to focus on his Congressional campaign. A special election has been called for November 5, with a runoff scheduled for December 3. Matt Laughridge and Bruce Thompson faced off in the December 3 runoff election, and Thompson won. No party primaries were held for this election. Candidates had from September 16 to September 18 to file certified nomination papers.[1]

State Senate District 11

John Bulloch (R) resigned his District 11 seat in the Georgia State Senate on December 6, 2012. While he did not initially provide a reason, Bulloch had been hospitalized with meningitis the previous October. Bulloch was re-elected on November 6, 2012 unopposed. The election took place on January 8, 2013.[2][3] As no candidate won more than 51 percent in the election, the top two vote-getters, Burke and Keown, headed to a runoff on February 5, which Burke won.[4][5]

State Senate District 21

Chip Rogers (R) resigned his District 21 seat in the Georgia State Senate effective December 5, 2012 in order to take a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting. The special election took place on January 8, 2013. Brandon Beach (R) defeated Sean Jerguson (R) to win the seat.[6][7][8][9]

State Senate District 30

Bill Hamrick (R) resigned his District 30 seat in the Georgia State Senate following his appointment as a Superior Court judge on the Coweta Judicial Circuit in September 2012. A special election was held to fill the vacancy on January 8, 2013, with a primary on November 6, 2012.[10] With no candidate winning a majority in the Republican primary, the top two vote-getters proceeded to a runoff on December 4, 2012, which Mike Dugan won.[11][12] Dugan easily defeated James Camp (L) to take the seat.[13]
Related: See election information and results here.

State House

See also: Georgia state legislative special elections, 2013

State House District 104

Rep. Donna Sheldon (R) resigned in order to focus on her Congressional campaign. A special election has been called for November 5, with a runoff scheduled for December 3. Teresa Cantrell and Chuck Efstration faced off in the December 3 runoff election, and Efstration won. No party primaries were held for this election. Candidates had from September 16 to September 18 to file certified nomination papers.[14]

State House District 127

Rep. Quincy Murphy (D) passed away on August 2 after a battle with lung cancer. A special election has been called for November 5, with a runoff if necessary on December 3. Diane B. Evans and Brian Prince faced off in the December 3 runoff election and Prince won. No party primaries were held for this election. Candidates had from September 16 to September 18 to file certified nomination papers.[15][16]

State House District 100

Rep. Brian Thomas (D) resigned to accept a position with Natural Resources Group in Lamoine, Maine. A special election has been called for November 5, with a runoff scheduled for December 3 if necessary. Dewey McClain won the November 5 special election. No party primaries were held for this election. Candidates had from September 16 to September 18 to file certified nomination papers.[17][18]

State House District 71

Robert Stokely (R) won election to Georgia House of Representatives District 71 on November 6, 2012. However, on December 14, he stated he would not be accepting the position in order to serve as a Coweta County Magistrate Judge instead. A special election to fill the seat was held February 5, 2013. Candidates had until January 9 to qualify. As no candidate won 50 percent of the vote, the top two-vote-getters - Thomas G. Crymes and David J. Stover - met in a runoff on March 5, 2013, which Stover won.[19][20][21][22]

State House District 21

State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R) ran for the District 21 state senate seat left vacant when Chip Rogers (R) resigned in December 2012. Once his candidacy was certified, Jerguson had to resign his seat in the House in order to run for the senate. A special election for Jerguson's seat took place on January 8, 2013.[23][8][24] As no candidate took more than 51 percent of the vote, a runoff between the top two vote-getters, Laurens and Turner, took place on February 5, 2013, which Turner won.[25][5]
Related: See election information and results here.

Voting in Georgia

See also: Voting in Georgia
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Important voting information

  • Georgia uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • Registration must be completed at least 28 days prior to the election that you wish to vote in.
  • Georgia passed legislation in 2012 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Georgia, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Georgia is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting is held Monday through Friday of the week immediately preceding the election.[26] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Georgia ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Georgia received an overall score of 64 percent.[27]

See also

References

  1. cbsatlanta.com, "November special legislative elections set in Ga.," September 6, 2013
  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Senator from southwest Georgia to step down," December 6, 2012
  3. Albany Herald, "Two officially qualify for special election to fill Bulloch's seat," December 10, 2012
  4. Moultrie Observer, "Burke, Keown in Senate runoff," January 8, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 GPB, "Republicans Win Special Elections," February 6, 2013
  6. Cherokee Tribune, "Beach bests Jerguson in state Senate special election," January 9, 2013
  7. Cherokee Ledger News, "Chip Rogers resigns from Senate to work for public broadcasting," December 5, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Cherokee Ledger News, "Special Senate and House elections set," December 6, 2012
  9. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Brandon Beach qualifies for special, says $30K raised," December 10, 2012
  10. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "5 qualify for special election in Georgia’s Senate District 30," September 14, 2012
  11. Times Georgian, "District 30 candidates back on the campaign trail," November 7, 2012
  12. Peach Pundit, "Mike Dugan Defeats Bill Hembree in Senate District 30," December 4, 2012
  13. Times Georgian, "Dugan takes state Senate seat," January 9, 2013
  14. cbsatlanta.com, "November special legislative elections set in Ga.," September 6, 2013
  15. ajc.com, "Veteran Georgia legislator dies after lengthy illness," August 2, 2013
  16. qual.sos.state.ga.us, "Official candidate list," accessed September 19, 2013
  17. clatl.com, "State Rep. Brian Thomas resigns to pursue job in Maine," June 20, 2013
  18. cbsatlanta.com, "November special legislative elections set in Ga.," September 6, 2013
  19. Times-Herald.com, "Special Election: District 71 state house seat goes to Stover," March 6, 2013
  20. The Citizen, "Stokely turns down House seat for local appointment," December 23, 2012
  21. Georgia Secretary of State, "CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION COMPLETE IN SPECIAL ELECTION FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 71," January 10, 2013
  22. Times Herald, "State Representative Special Election: Stover, Crymes set for runoff," February 6, 2013
  23. Cherokee Ledger News, "Sean Jerguson to run for State Senate 21 seat," December 5, 2012
  24. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Qualifying ends for open legislative seats, including Rogers’," December 12, 2012
  25. Canton-Sixes Patch, "Unofficial Vote Count Complete, Runoff Looms for House Race ," January 8, 2013
  26. Georgia Secretary of State, "Voting Information," accessed December 18, 2013
  27. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014