Picture credit - Brian Kemp getting off campaign bus (AOG-Camden/Jeremy Spencer)

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and presumed Governor-elect, has annoounced that he is stepping down as Secretary of State.

Kemp made the announcement alongside Governor Deal on Thursday morning, citing the need to begin the transition to the Governor’s office.

“We deeply appreciate Brian Kemp’s public service as Secretary of State. We will continue our work in this office on behalf of all Georgians. We are excited to welcome Robyn A. Crittenden to the agency to serve as our Secretary of State,” stated Lorri Smith, Assistant Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Operating Officer.

Counties have until Friday, November 9, 2018 to verify provisional ballots and until Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. to certify their results.

The Secretary of State’s office will certify the final results after county certification and no later than Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

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