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Photo ID needed for early voting
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Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds all voters participating in the general primary election that in-person advance voting will end Friday.

Voters participating in the election during advance voting week or on Election Day 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 or call toll free (877) 725-9797. To find advance voting locations in your county, please contact your county registrar’s office. Contact information can be found on the 2008 Election Center Web site:

Voters can request an absentee ballot through Friday. All absentee ballots must be received by the county registrar on July 15. Photo identification is not required when voting by mail. To download an absentee ballot request form, please visit

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on July 15. Voters can find voter registration information, including polling locations and legislative districts, by visiting or by calling (888) 265-1115.