The special election to fill the U.S. House of Rep. District 5 seat, which became vacant with the death of Rep. John Lewis, will be held Sept. 29, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced today (July 27).
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Thursday, July 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, July 31, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State officials have had to move swiftly in order to meet election deadlines and prepare ballots in the wake of Lewis’ passing. The announcements come as the nation honors the life of Lewis, who is being remembered as a civil rights icon and American hero.
Today,(July 27) a motorcade carrying Lewis’ casket made various stops in Washington, D.C. before arriving at the Capitol, where his body will lie in state inside the rotunda. Lewis served in Congress for more than 20 years.
The Congressional District 5 seat includes parts of Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. Officials said a runoff, if needed, will be held on Dec. 1.