Thursday, July 10, 2008

Secretary of State Karen Handel Reminds Voters about the Conclusion of Advance Voting and Absentee Balloting for the General Primary Election

Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters today about the conclusion of advance voting and absentee balloting for the Tuesday, July 15, 2008 statewide General Primary Election.

Voters will have the opportunity to advance vote in-person through the close of business on Friday, July 11, 2008. Voters will be required to show photo identification prior to in-person advance voting.

Voters can request an absentee ballot through the close of business on Friday, July 11, 2008. Absentee ballots must be returned to the county registrar by Election Day, July 15, 2008. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail.

Voters will be required to show one of the following six forms of photo ID when voting in-person during advance voting 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 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

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