For Immediate Release
December 06, 2007
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
Secretary of State Karen Handel Reminds Voters to Bring Photo ID to Advance Voting
ATLANTA- Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds voters participating in the December 18 special election for House District 72 that advance voting will begin Monday, December 10. Voters will be required to show photo identification when they vote. Advance voting will end Friday, December 14.
The election will be held in portions of Fayette County, including Fayetteville and Peachtree City. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a run-off election will be held on Tuesday, January 15.
Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person during advance voting or on Election Day:
If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a FREE Voter ID card at their county registrars’ office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
Citizens can request an absentee ballot through Friday, December 14. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by 7:00 pm on Election Day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.
Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirements can visit www.GAPhotoID.com or call toll free (877) 725-9797. To find advance voting locations in your county, please contact the Fayette county registrars’ office at (770) 460-5730.
Karen Handel was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2007. The Secretary of State's office offers important services to our citizens and our business community. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.