For Immediate Release
July 10, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
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Secretary of State Handel Reminds Voters to Bring Photo ID When Voting in the General Primary Election
ATLANTA—Secretary of State Karen Handel today reminded voters to bring photo identification when participating in the July 15, 2008 statewide General Primary Election.
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. Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirement can visit www.GAPhotoID.com or call toll free (877) 725-9797.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Voters can find voter registration information, including polling locations and legislative districts, by visiting http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/locator.asp.
Voters can request an absentee ballot from their county registrar’s office through Friday, July 11, 2008. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar by Election Day, Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.
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.