For Immediate Release
January 31, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
Secretary of State Karen Handel Reminds Voters about the Conclusion of Advance Voting and Absentee Balloting
Atlanta—Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters today about the conclusion of advance voting and absentee balloting for the Tuesday, February 5 Presidential Preference Primary.
Voters will have the opportunity to advance vote in-person through the close of business on Friday, February 1. Voters will be required to show photo identification prior to in-person advance voting. A list of the advance voting locations in each county, as well as contract information for each county registrar’s office, is posted on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/advanced_voting.htm.
In addition, voters wishing to vote absentee can request an absentee ballot through the close of business on Friday, February 1. Absentee ballots must be returned to 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.
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.