Monday, February 1, 2010

Secretary Kemp Announces the Close of Qualifying for State House District 19

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced the close of candidate qualifying for the Special Election to fill state House District 19 on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at noon. The candidates below qualified and paid the qualifying fee of $400 for the Special Election to be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

The election is a non-partisan special election with no party primary. However, each candidate’s party affiliation, if any, will be listed on the ballot.

The election for House District 19 will occur in a portion of Paulding County. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The following candidates qualified for House District 19 and will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order:
J. Cash Party Affiliation: Republican
37 Harlin Drive
Dallas, GA 30157

Ronny Sibley Party Affiliation: Republican
231 Indian Lake Court
Hiram, GA 30141

Daniel Stout Party Affiliation: Republican
102 Cypress Drive
Dallas, GA 30157

Voters can request an absentee ballot from the Paulding County Board of Elections office through the close of business on Friday, February 19, 2010. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Paulding County Board of Elections office by the close of polls on Election Day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit:

Citizens must be registered to vote by Thursday, January 28, 2010 to participate in the February 23, 2010 election. Voter registration forms can be obtained at any county registrar’s office or from the Secretary of State’s website:

Brian Kemp was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.
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