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Secretary of State Kemp to visit election offices in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, Secretary of State Brian Kemp travels to Southwest, GA on Saturday to visit local elections offices impacted by the storms.

Secretary Kemp will tour elections offices in Lee, Dougherty, Seminole, Miller, and Early Counties on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to assess the impact of Hurricane Michael on Georgia’s election infrastructure. All interested members of the media are invited to attend each stop.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, it is critical to assess the storm’s impact on Georgia’s election infrastructure and plan for the start of early in-person voting next week. My office remains in ongoing communications with Governor Nathan Deal’s office and first responders to grasp the full extent of the damage, but I want to see firsthand what we can do to lend assistance to the election workforce. Once I meet with local leaders, I will have a better understanding of their needs and work with federal, state, and regional partners to deploy the necessary resources to those areas,” stated Secretary Kemp.

Tour Schedule

10:00 AM – Lee County Elections Office with Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson

100 Starksville Avenue, Suite C, Leesburg, GA 31763

11:00 AM – Dougherty County Elections Office with Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson

222 Pine Avenue, Suite 220, Albany, GA 31702

12:45 PM – Seminole County Elections Office with Judge Michael Rogerson

200 South Knox Avenue, Donaldsonville, GA 39845

1:30 PM – Miller County Elections Office with Judge Brenda McNease

155 S. 1st Street, Suite 110, Colquitt, GA 39837

2:15 PM – Early County Elections Office with Elections Supervisor Claire Mosley

17 McDonald Avenue, Blakely, GA 39823

The voter registration deadline was October 9, 2018 for the November 6, 2018 election. Absentee by mail voting is already underway. Early in-person voting is set to run October 15, 2018 through November 2, 2018. In all 159 counties, the polls will be open on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information about the office, go to www.sos.ga.gov.

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