In response to Georgia’s new election law, one Georgia county is going to offer free copies of voter ID cards for residents.
The Gwinnett County Clerk of Court will offer free paper copies of identification cards for residents who need a copy to cast their absentee ballot in future elections.
Last week, the State of Georgia enacted a law that, in part, requires proof of identification for voters who request an absentee ballot.
“The right to vote is of fundamental importance and critical to the survival of our democracy,” said Clerk of Court Tiana Garner. “It is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that every eligible person who wants to vote is able to do so.”
The new service offered by the Gwinnett County Clerk of Court will take effect immediately. Gwinnett residents may bring their identification to any Clerk of Court location during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, to receive a free paper copy of their identification. The office locations are:
- The Clerk of Superior and the State and Magistrate Court, located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville
- The Gwinnett County Detention Center and the Magistrate Clerk’s Office, located at 2900 University Parkway, Court Annex, second floor, in Lawrenceville
- The Gwinnett County Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office, located at 115 Stone Mountain Street in Lawrenceville
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