For Immediate Release
December 13, 2007
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
Secretary of State Handel Reminds Voters to Bring Photo ID When Voting December 18
ATLANTA—Secretary of State Karen Handel today reminded voters to bring photo identification when participating in the December 18 special election for House District 72.
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, 2008.
Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person 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.
Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18. Voters can find voter registration information, including polling locations and legislative districts, by visiting http://sos.georgia.gov/elections or by calling (888) 265-1115.
Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirements can visit www.GAPhotoID.com or call toll free (877) 725-9797.
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.