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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp weighs in on state politics

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp stopped in studio to talk about state politics. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp stopped in studio to talk about state politics.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Municipal elections are less than a month away, and early voting begins Oct. 14 in Georgia.

Several different referendums in different counties, including Chatham County, will vote on extending the special purposes local option tax or in Long County where voters will vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp stopped in studio to talk about early voting and how it can help precincts on election day.

"There are a lot of counties cutting down on their precincts on election day so the resources they're saving there, they can have more early voting locations and just really trying to adjust to what's going on in their county," Kemp said.

Chatham County specifically has 89 polling sites and have not reduced that number for this year's elections. However, the board of elections has moved two of its polling sites.

Kemp also weighed in on the 2014 governor's race, which may get interesting if Jimmy Carter's grandson, Georgia State Senator Jason Carter, enters the race.

Carter was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2010 in a Democratic district of eastern Atlanta.

"I think he's floating a little something out there. They may have done a poll, so we'll see," Kemp said. "I don't think it'd be a wise move on his part, but that's the great thing about elections. Anyone can run if they pay the qualifying fee and meet qualifications."

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