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Advance Voting Starts for Georgia Presidential Primary

Polls opened Monday morning across the state to kick off the presidential primary election.

Voters will decide who they'll want to face President Barack Obama in the November general election.

Bibb County Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr said it seems that more and more people are taking advantage of voting early.

"The voters are beginning to gradually really tune in to advance voting and they're really picking up on it," said Carr. "The 2008 general election, 29,000 of our voters voted in here in this office."

Carr said their office and others across the state will be open through Friday, March 2, and for the first time this year, you can also vote early on a Saturday.

"It will be February 25; we'll be open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for any voters that can't get in here during the week and have trouble on election day going," said Carr.

The polling places and daily voting hours vary from county to county. For details, you can contact your local board of elections.
But in Bibb County, people can cast their early ballots at the board of elections office at 2445 Pio Nono Ave,

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

And in Houston County, you can vote at the board of elections at 801 Main St., Perry, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting next week, you can also vote at the Houston County annex and at Middle Georgia Technical College, both in Warner Robins.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that, as with any election, early voters must show one of these six forms of 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 Kemp's Voter ID website or call toll free (877) 725-9797.


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