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October 30, 2006

Albany - - A Civil Rights Group wants voters to know the truth - despite a lot of recent controversy about what type of ID you need to head to the polls.

A recent attempt to require voters show a photo ID to vote was broken when a state judge ruled the law was unconstitutional. Shortly after that ruling, the State Election Board sent out almost 200,000 letters to voters telling them they *will* need a photo ID.

Members of the NAACP are reminding people you will *NOT* need a photo ID.

"We are very pleased when the court of appeals as well as the Georgia Supreme Court reaffirmed our position that voter ID was a de facto way of disenfranchising persons because 30 % of people didn't have any form of ID and it was an onerous an undue burden," says NAACP President William Wright.

Advanced voting for the November 7th election begins Monday in Dougherty County.

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