Wed., February 22, 2012 3:01am
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is defending his plan to overhaul the state's procedure for professional licensing after representatives from several licensing boards voiced their opposition to the proposal in a Senate committee hearing.
Wed., January 4, 2012 6:55am
Monroe County is suing Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a bid to have a judge overturn Kemp's ruling in its border dispute with neighboring Bibb County. The suit was filed Friday in Fulton Superior Court. Bibb County commissioners are expected to vote to fight the case at their meeting Tuesday.
Thu., September 29, 2011 11:31am
Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that Georgians will vote in a March 6th presidential primary. There had been speculation that Georgia would join states like Florida and Michigan in voting earlier. But Kemp put that to rest by setting the primary for what’s called Super Tuesday.
Fri., September 2, 2011 1:21pm
The U.S. Justice Department this week approved a law giving Georgia’s secretary of state the power to set presidential primary dates. The approval puts the state in the middle of a national battle for power and influence. Georgia officials want the state to hold earlier primaries to gain more influence on presidential elections.
Thu., June 30, 2011 12:35pm
The state’s top elections official thinks Georgia should be among the first Republican presidential primaries in 2012. Secretary of State Brian Kemp said weighing in early will give Georgia more influence in the primaries to reflect the state’s growing influence in the country.
Wed., December 22, 2010 11:03am
GBI and Secretary of State's Office conducted a 5-month investigation of Brooks County election. Three of those arrested are newly-elected officials. More arrests could be coming.
Tue., November 23, 2010 11:33am
Two women in coastal Georgia’s McIntosh County have turned themselves in to police on charges of voter fraud. The women were charged with three felony counts of mishandling absentee ballots, after a local postal worker tipped off authorities that one of them mailed a stack of ballots before the November 2nd general election. Secretary of State Brian Kemp won’t comment on an open investigation, but says his office has recently collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for absentee ballot fraud.