Monday, July 19, 2010

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Voters to Check their Polling Location and Bring Photo ID When Voting in the July 20 General Primary

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, July 20 General Primary.

The MVP voter education website allows Georgia voters to find their Election Day polling location, view a sample ballot specific to them for the elections, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more.

Georgia voters can access the MVP website at

“MVP gives every Georgia voter the information he or she needs to make the voting process work for them. We want to put as much information in the hands of the voter as we can, in an easy-to-use format,” said Secretary Kemp, a national leader in implementing e-government solutions for his state’s voters.

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.

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

Secretary Kemp said, “The Stop Voter Fraud website gives Georgians the opportunity to help us take every measure possible to ensure the integrity, security, and fairness of our elections process.”

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 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.

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