After the passage of Georgia’s new election law, DeKalb County’s department of voter registration and elections is urging DeKalb voters to plan ahead and get a voter identification card.
There is no cost for the ID card, and it is specifically intended for voters who do not have a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID card.
“We are committed to the voters of DeKalb County, and will be actively communicating how the voting experience may be different for some voters with the passage of SB202,” said DeKalb elections director Erica Hamilton. “For voters who do not have the appropriate identification, the time is now to tackle this so that voting is a breeze during the next election.”
To get a voter ID, registered voters will need to visit the office Voter Registration and Elections office at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur and bring a photo identity document or a non-photo identity document that includes your full legal name, date of birth, proof of voter registration and a document reflecting your full legal name and address in DeKalb County.
Voters can also visit https://dds.georgia.gov/voter-id to start the online process of applying for a state-issued voter identification card. The same documentation is required.
“DeKalb County is working on a number of awareness initiatives to ensure our voters understand the changes in the new law,” said Hamilton. “We’re excited to see voter enthusiasm and civic engagement continue into our 2021 elections.”
For more information on upcoming elections and additional information, visit www.DeKalbVotes.com.
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