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Handel promotes Voter Identification

September 5, 2007

Valdosta - With the upcoming elections, Secretary of State Karen Handel wants to make sure you know Georgia's newest requirements.

The law now requires that registered voters show photo identification when they head to the polls.

Handel says in order to vote, anyone who does not have an ID can receive a free voter ID card at their county board of elections office.

She says the new law will help keep elections fair and safe.  "We want to make sure every person who comes to vote in person, that that individual is indeed who they say they are and the photo id is the best way to make that happen," Handel says.

A group has challenged the state saying the voter ID requirement is unconstitutional. That case is currently underway in Rome.

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