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Georgia follows Arizona in voter registration

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Anyone registering to vote in Georgia will soon have to prove he or she is a U.S. citizen. Governor Sonny Perdue signed a bill Tuesday that requires you to bring something like a driver's license or birth certificate with you when you register.

U.S. Naturalization documents, a U.S. passport and a Bureau of Indian Affairs card will also be accepted. Arizona is the only other state with such a law.

"They are trying to make sure that all of the citizens are registered to vote. They are trying to get more people. And they are trying to make sure that nobody that isn't a citizen of the U.S. can vote. So we are making sure that only the citizens voices are heard," said Administrative Assistant Tekita Homer.

This law will go into effect in Georgia next year. Any voter registering before January first 2010 will not be required to show proof of citizenship.

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