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Monday, May 19, 2008

Secretary of State Karen Handel Certifies State House District 93 Special Election

Secretary of State Karen Handel today certified the election results for the May 13, 2008 special election to fill State House District 93. No candidate received the required majority of the vote.

A run-off election will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 between the two candidates who received the most votes, Democrat Dee Dawkins-Haigler and Democrat Malik Douglas. State House District 93 comprises portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. Any registered voter who was eligible to vote in the May 13 election can vote in the run-off election.

Secretary Handel is transmitting today the certified election results for State House District 93 to Governor Perdue.

Georgia House District 93 (100% of precincts reporting)

Dee Dawkins-Haigler
29.82 %
Malik Douglas
18.00 %
Traci Waites
17.45 %
Colet Odenbigo
16.73 %
Jim Sendelbach
13.09 %
KaTesha Sagers
4.91 %

The county-by-county results can be found at the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/.

Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo identification when voting in-person during advance voting week or on Election Day:

A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired;
Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS);
Valid U.S. passport;
Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state;
Valid U.S. military photo ID; or
Valid tribal photo ID.
If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a free Voter ID card at their county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services.

Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo identification requirements can visit www.GAPhotoID.com or call toll free (877) 725-9797.

Advance voting for the State House District 93 run-off election will begin Monday, June 2 and end Friday, June 6. To find advance voting locations in your county, please contact the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections at (404) 298-4020 or Rockdale County Voter Registration and Board of Elections at (770) 785-5947.

Voters can request an absentee ballot through Friday, June 6. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar on Election Day, Tuesday, June 10. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit www.sos.ga.gov/elections.

Karen Handel was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2007. The Secretary of State's office offers important services to our citizens and our business community. 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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