For Immediate Release
May 1, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
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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 May 13, 2008 Special Election for House District 93 that advance voting week will begin Monday, May 5 and end Friday, May 9. Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show photo identification.
The Special Election will take place in portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. If no candidate receives a majority, a run-off will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo identification when voting in-person during advance voting week or on Election Day:
Anyone with additional questions about Georgiaís photo identification requirements can visit www.GAPhotoID.com or call toll free (877) 725-9797. To find advance voting locations in your county, please contact the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections at (404) 298-4020 or Rockdale County Voter Registration and Board of Elections at (770) 785-5947.
Voters can request an absentee ballot through Friday, May 9. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar on Election Day, Tuesday, May 13. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit www.sos.ga.gov/elections.
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 officeís 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.