A driver’s license with current address or a photo identification card is required to cast a ballot in Georgia. The state’s Driver Services is reminding people to have proper photo identification to be able to vote in the Nov. 8 election.
Poll workers will accept a valid or an expired Georgia driver’s license or State Identification Card provided it’s expired no more than one year. They also will accept a temporary DDS license or ID that is issued at the center before the laminated card is mailed out.
“Don’t wait until Election Day to realize your driver’s license or identification card is missing,” said Bert Brantley, Commissioner of the Department of Driver Services (DDS). “Tuesdays are always the busiest days at our DDS centers. Add to that the extra customers who need photo IDs before the polls close, and that is a recipe for significant wait times.”
DDS has announced it will deploy additional staff to its busiest centers on Election Day. However, people are encouraged to replace a lost license, update their address or apply for a photo identification card ahead of time.
To find out when the best times to visit the DDS in person, visit www.dds.ga.gov. Paperwork can be downloaded, completed and submitted online before visiting the department in person.
Voters who don’t drive can obtain a Voter Identification Card from DDS by applying in person at any DDS location and present documentation to prove identity, residency and proof of voter registration.
For a list of acceptable voter identification and to review voter requirements, visit the Secretary of State MyVoter Page (MVP).