Thursday, July 10, 2008

Secretary of State Handel Reminds Voters to Bring Photo ID When Voting in the General Primary Election

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:

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 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

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.

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