For Immediate Release
June 5, 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—Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters today about the conclusion of advance voting and absentee balloting for the Tuesday, June 10, 2008 special election run-off for House District 93, which includes portions of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. Any registered voter who was eligible to vote in the May 13 special election can vote in the run-off election.
Voters will have the opportunity to advance vote in-person through the close of business on Friday, June 6, 2008. Voters will be required to show photo identification prior to in-person advance voting.
Voters can request an absentee ballot through the close of business on Friday, June 6, 2008. Absentee ballots must be returned to the county registrar by Election Day. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.
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 registrars’ office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Voters in House District 93 can 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.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10. 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 1-877-725-9797. To find advance voting locations in your county, please contact your county registrar’s office.