For Immediate Release
May 8, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
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Secretary of State Karen Handel Reminds Voters about the Conclusion of Advance Voting and Absentee Balloting in House District 93
Atlanta—Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters today about the conclusion of advance voting and absentee balloting for the May 13, 2008 Special Election for House District 93.
The Special Election will take place in portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. If no candidate receives a majority, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
Voters will have the opportunity to advance vote in-person through the close of business on Friday, May 9. Voters will be required to show photo identification prior to in-person advance voting. To find advance voting locations in your county, please contact the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections at (404) 298-4020 or the Rockdale County Voter Registration and Board of Elections at (770) 785-5947.
In addition, voters choosing to vote absentee can request an absentee ballot through the close of business on Friday, May 9. Absentee ballots must be returned to the county registrar by Election Day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot, visit the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/ElectionCenter08.htm.
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.