Bring ID, leave your shirt at home
By Brandon Park
If you are planning to cast a provisional vote during this year's election and you realize your form of identification was left behind, don't turn around.
By law, a voter casting a provisional vote has up to 48 hours after submitting the ballot to produce one of the six satisfiable forms of identification, says Morgan County's Election Supervisor Bobby Howington.
"We stress that voters bring a correct form of identification with them when they vote, but if they don't, they do have up to 48 hours to produce a photo ID," Howington said.
If identification is not produced within the 48 hours, the ballot will be thrown out and that vote will not count.
If you are planning to vote at the General Election on Tuesday, November 4, a satisfiable form of identification will be required at the time the vote is cast.
Accepted forms of voter identification include any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a free Voter Identification Card, a Georgia's Driver License, even if expired, a 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, a valid U.S. passport ID, a valid U.S. military ID or a valid tribal photo ID.
Howington reiterated the fact that the photo ID must be satisfiable by an elections official.
And, when you come to vote, be it now or in November, be sure to leave your endorsement sign-age at home.
Clothing and large signs containing a candidates "anything" is not allowed within 150 feet of the voting office.
"We have to use discretionary judgement on things like that," Howington said. "Endorsement shirts are not allowed and huge signs can not be displayed. If someone has something like a bumper sticker on their car, we can overlook that as long as they are not campaigning in the parking lot.”
“We expect to have code enforcement present when it gets really hectic."