BE ADVISED: Early Voting In The 2012 Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Begins Today

Early voting begins today for the presidential primary here in Georgia.  It’ll run from today through Wednesday, March 2nd.  You’ll also have an opportunity to vote in-person on Saturday, February 25th.  Contact your local elections superintendent or check your “My Voter Page” on the Secretary of State’s website for details specific to your county’s ballot.  Here are sample ballots from Walker County (other counties may have more items on which to vote):

Walker County Republican Presidential Ballot

Walker County Democratic Presidential Ballot

Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s presser is below the fold with more deets:

Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded voters today that advance in-person voting for Georgia’s March 6, 2012 presidential primary begins Monday, February 13, 2012 and will end Friday, March 2, 2012. Additionally, voters will be able to cast their ballot in-person on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

Secretary Kemp also reminded voters to utilize the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page (MVP) voter education website before participating in the presidential primary. The MVP website allows voters to view their sample ballot, find the in-person advance voting locations, times and dates in their county and more. The MVP website can be accessed at

Voters participating in the election during the advance in-person voting period will be required to show one of the following six 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 (DDS);
  • 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; or
  • Valid tribal photo ID.

If a voter does not have one of these forms of photo identification, they can obtain a free voter ID card at their county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Anyone with additional questions about Georgia’s photo ID requirement can visit or call toll free (877) 725-9797.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January, 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives.


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