Secretary of State Kemp Announces General Election Run-off Early Voting and Election Day Reminders
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today issued the following reminders for voters who plan to participate in the November 30, 2010 General Election Run-off.
Secretary Kemp encouraged voters to visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page (MVP) voter education website for the specific early voting dates, times and locations in their county. The MVP website also allows voters to view their specific sample ballot, their early voting and Election Day polling locations; check their registration status; request a mail-in ballot; track the status of their mail-in ballot, and more. Please visit www.sos.ga.gov and click on the MVP button.
Mail-in ballots must be received by the voter’s county elections office by the close of polls on November 30, 2010. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. Given the short amount of time prior to the deadline, voters choosing to vote by mail are urged to submit their application as soon as possible and, upon receipt of the ballot, return the ballot immediately to ensure its receipt by the deadline.
Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person during the early voting period or on Election Day:
- A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired;
- Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar or Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS);
- Valid U.S. passport;
- Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state;
- Valid U.S. military photo ID; or
- Valid tribal photo ID.
If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a free voter ID card at their county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirement can visit www.GAPhotoID.com.
Secretary Kemp also encouraged Georgians to assist his agency with preventing election fraud and ensuring the integrity, security, and fairness of our elections process. The Stop Voter Fraud website allows Georgians to report questionable election activity online or via the Stop Voter Fraud hotline. Citizens who witness questionable election-related activity can submit a Stop Voter Fraud form, or call the Secretary of State’s Stop Voter Fraud Hotline at 877-725-9797. Georgia voters can access the Stop Voter Fraud website at www.sos.ga.gov.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2010.
Brian Kemp was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2010. 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.