Category: Secretary of State

State Senator Josh McKoon to file intent to run for Secretary of State

In an article first posted on All On Georgia-Muscogee County, Richard Hyatt reports that State Senator Josh Mckoon (R-Columbus) will file his intent to run for Secretary of State tomorrow. McKoon has served in the State Senate since 2010 representing parts of Muscogee (Columbus) and Troup, and all of Harris and Meriwether counties. A graduate

A Runoff for You! And a Runoff for You! Everyone Gets a Runoff!

I was reading the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last Wednesday night when I came upon the realization that there will be two different runoff elections within the next two months. More accurately, I was reading Jim Galloway’s “Ahead of Georgia’s Sixth District contest, a May 16 test vote,” which alerted me to the fact this was happening. Having spent

GOP Secretary of State Race Shapes Up: Belle Isle Announces Candidacy

The Republican race to replace Secretary of State Brian Kemp is beginning to heat up.  Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle issued a press release announcing his candidacy for Secretary of State in 2018.  You may recall that our current Secretary of State is seeking to be Georgia’s next governor. Mayor Belle Isle will be joining

Federal District Dismisses Challenge to Georgia’s Voter Roll Maintenance Law

On Friday, a federal district court dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Georgia’s voter roll maintenance law is illegal and unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Batten, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006, ruled that the law is legally permissible and does not run afoul of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) nor the First