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

November 4 Election Winner:
Brian Kemp Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Brian Kemp Republican Party
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Georgia State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Superintendent, Insurance Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner

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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 ran 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, 2014 Filing deadline for candidates
May 20, 2014 Primary election
June 27, 2014 Filing deadline for independent candidates
July 22, 2014 Primary runoff election
September 2, 2014 Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the general election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 31, 2014 Inauguration day for public service commissioners elected in general election
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for all other state executives elected in general election


General election

Republican Party Brian Kemp - Incumbent[4] Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Doreen Carter - Consultant, former Lithonia City Councilwoman[5]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Gerald Beckum - Mayor of Oglethorpe, agribusiness contractor[6]

Primary Election Results

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

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