Secretary of State Kemp Issues Important Reminders to Voters for Georgia’s Presidential Primary
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today issued important reminders to voters who plan to participate in the state’s Tuesday, March 6, 2012 presidential primary election.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2012. Secretary Kemp urged voters to utilize the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page (MVP) voter education website before participating in the presidential primary election (sos.ga.gov/mvp). The MVP website allows voters to view their sample ballot, find their precinct location and more.
Voters participating in the election in-person will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID:
- 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) or call toll-free at 877-725-9797.
Presidential primary election results will be displayed on the Secretary of State’s website for each county and U.S. Congressional District (sos.ga.gov). Additionally, updates will be posted periodically via Twitter (@GASOSKemp) and Facebook (GASOSKemp).
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 sos.ga.gov.
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.