With Georgia drying out from Tropical Storm Irma, business is set to get back to normal Wednesday morning in Atlanta when candidate qualifying opens for several open seats in the state Legislature.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in advance of the storm had announced a two-day delay. Qualifying was originally supposed to start Monday.
The new schedule means qualifying for interested candidates now begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday and end at 1 p.m. Friday in the Secretary of State’s Office across the street from the state Capitol.
Special elections are scheduled for Nov. 7 to fill the following seats:
- House District 42, which Democrat Stacey Evans of Smyrna vacated to focus on her campaign for governor.
- House District 89, formerly held by Democrat Stacey Abrams of Atlanta, who is also running for governor.
- House District 117, which was held by Republican Regina Quick of Athens, whom Gov. Nathan Deal recently named a Superior Court judge.
- House District 119, which Republican Chuck Williams of Watkinsville is leaving after Deal appointed him director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.
- Senate District 6, which Republican Hunter Hill left open to focus on his run for governor.
- Senate District 39, which Democrat Vincent Fort held before qualifying for the Atlanta mayor's race.