Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Voters to Check their Polling Location and Bring Photo ID When Voting in the February 15 State House Districts 136 and 178 Special Elections
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded voters to check their polling location with the MVP voter education website and to bring photo ID when voting in the Tuesday, February 15 state House Districts 136 and 178 Special Elections.
The election for state House District 136 will occur in Crawford County and portions of Bibb, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Upson Counties. The election for state House District 178 will occur in Brantley and Pierce Counties and a portion of Wayne County.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
The MVP voter education website allows Georgia voters to find their Election Day polling location, view a sample ballot specific to them, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more. Georgia voters can access the MVP website at www.sos.ga.gov/MVP.
Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person 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 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.
Secretary Kemp also encouraged Georgians to assist his agency with preventing election fraud. 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 Voter Fraud Hotline at 877-725-9797. Georgia voters can access the Stop Voter Fraud website at www.sos.ga.gov/StopVoterFraud.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since 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.