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POSTED: November 10, 2007 5:01 a.m.

Voting is an individual right that defines our nation and our democratic principles. Voting is our opportunity to voice our views to policy makers at all levels of government.  
Liberty County voters will go to the polls Nov. 6, and I want to ensure that you are aware of Georgia’s law requiring photo identification for in-person voting.
This law is in effect for the Nov. 6 Municipal/Special Elections and all future elections. Voters casting their ballots in person are required to show one of the following 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; 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; Valid tribal photo ID.
If you do not have one of these forms of identification, you can receive a free Georgia Voter Identification Card at:
Liberty County Board of Registrars
P O Box 557
Hinesville, GA 31310-0557
Telephone: 876-3310
Fax: 876-2538
You can also visit your local Georgia Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Tuesday through Saturday.
Georgia Department of Driver
Services Customer Service Center
2301 Airport Rd
Hinesville GA. 31313

Toll-free hotline
Voters can call our toll-free hotline at 1-877-725-9797 or visit our web site at www.GaPhotoID.com for more information and to get questions answered.

Absentee voting
Voters who choose to vote absentee ballot by mail do NOT need a photo ID.  Absentee ballots can be requested in person or by mail from the Liberty County Registrar's Office or download an Absentee Ballot Application from our website  http://www.sos.georgia.gov/elections.
Even if you do not plan to vote in November, I encourage you to make sure you have an acceptable form of photo ID, so you will be prepared for all future elections.

Get out and vote
Every Georgian counts. So should their vote. The photo identification requirement protects the integrity of our election process.  So please ... get out and vote, and remember to bring a photo ID.

Handel is Georgia secretary of state.

 

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