Voter ID education efforts begins anew as law is revived
ATLANTA - Georgia is reviving its voter ID law, launching a sweeping education effort to let residents know that they will have to show a valid photo identification at the polls in November. Two separate judges - in federal and state courts - had blocked the law from taking effect for the July 18 primary and the Aug. 8 runoff elections. But state Election Board Chairman Tex McIver said Friday that he expected the new mandate would be in effect for the Nov. 7 general election. "There were two temporary injunctions and they both expired after the runoff so we're off and running," McIver said in an interview. The state Election Board on Friday approved an outreach campaign that will send mailers to some 305,000 Georgia voters who may currently lack the required photo identification letting them know about the change.
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