For Immediate Release
January 31, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
Secretary of State Handel Reminds Voters to Bring Photo ID When Voting February 5
Atlanta—Secretary of State Karen Handel today reminded voters to bring photo identification when participating in the February 5 Presidential Preference Primary.
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. Contact information for county registrars can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/2000_voter_info.asp.
Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 5. Voters can find voter registration information, including polling locations and legislative districts, by visiting http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/locator.asp 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.