For Immediate Release
January 24, 2008
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 all voters participating in the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary that advance voting will begin Monday, January 28 and end Friday, February 1. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo ID.
Statewide, voters will be asked to choose a Republican or Democratic ballot when voting in the Presidential Preference Primary. 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 registrarís office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
Anyone with additional questions about Georgiaís 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 your county registrarís office. Local contact information can be found at the following website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/2000_voter_info.asp.
Voters can request an absentee ballot through Friday, February 1. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar on Election Day, Tuesday, February 5. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit www.sos.ga.gov/elections.