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09/20/07

Extended Hours to Get Georgia Voter IDs

Since surviving all the legal challenges in the courts, by law, it is now required that you must show a federally approved ID when you vote in Georgia.

Today, the Chatham County Board of Registrars held an informative meeting on its voter ID service. Gone are the days when you could show a utility bill or your birth certificate.  

You need one of the following to vote:

1. A Georgia driver's license, even in expired.
2. A valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including one issued by the Department of Driver Services or your county registrar's office.
3. Valid US passport.
4. Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department agency, or entity of the US government, Georgia or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of this state.
5. Valid US military photo ID.
6. Valid Tribal photo ID.

If you don't have any of the above, then you must get a photo ID from the registrar's office. It's something the chairman of the Chatham County Board of Registrars, Skip Jennings, says is not a punishment, but a precaution.

"There were some concerns about voter fraud out there and they want everyone who comes in to show some sort of voter ID that says yes this is you and it's certified by some sort of governmental unit," Jennings said.

The best part is that the process is free. The voter registrar's office has extended its hours and even mapped out some bus routes for those people that don't drive.

Here's the schedule from the board:

MONDAY - FRIDAY 8A.M. - 5P.M.
VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE
1117 EISENHOWER DR., SUITE E

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE
1117 EISENHOWER DR., SUITE E

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 - 10:00 A.M.- 3P.M.
ST. PIUS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
705 E. ANDERSON ST.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 - 5:00- 7:00 P.M.
VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE
1117 EISENHOWER DR., SUITE E

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 9 A.M.- 1P.M.
VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE
1117 EISENHOWER DR., SUITE E

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 5:00- 7:00 P.M.
VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICE
1117 EISENHOWER DR., SUITE E

BUS ROUTES FOR EISENHOWER LOCATION: #6, #20, #27, #28, #31

More at www.GaPhotoID.com, or call 877.725.9797 for information.

Reported by: Jamie Ertle-Durden; jertle@wtoc.com

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