Republican Brian Kemp, state Rep. Georganna Sinkfield and businessman David Chastain will face off next month to become the state's top election official, a post that's also responsible for monitoring businesses and overseeing professional licensing.
Kemp said his work to cut $2.9 million from the office budget and to create more online access for department services demonstrates his successes since he was appointed to the post in January.
He would like to continue that effort, from putting more license applications online to outsourcing state exams so that would-be professionals can take the tests in their area or online.
He also claims victory in getting the U.S. Justice Department to sign off in August on the state's verification of voters' citizenship and identity. Kemp's office had sued the federal government for rejecting the system earlier.
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