Officials remind of
new photo ID law
CELINA-Early voting continues here this week giving registered voters the opportunity to cast ballots for the March 6 Presidential Preference Primary–which is the first statewide election in which voters are required to show photo identification prior to casting their ballots.
Clay County Administrator of Elections Wanda Daniels is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting now through next Tuesday, February 28 here at the local election office located at 145 Cordell Hull Drive.
“Early voting offers a convenient way for voters to cast their ballots without worrying about making it to the polls on election ray,” Daniels said. “The added flexibility allows individuals to work voting into their already busy schedules.”
Daniels also reminded voters they must present a state or federal issued photo ID in order to vote in person, whether during early voting or on election day.
“I thank the county election officials and others who have worked diligently to ensure that voters are aware of the new requirement,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “I am confident that their hard work will make this historic election a success.”
Examples of acceptable forms of ID, whether current or expired, include driver licenses, U.S. passports, Department of Safety photo ID cards, U.S. military photo IDs and other state or federal government photo ID cards. College student IDs are not acceptable.
People who forget to bring photo IDs with them to the polls can cast provisional ballots, and then return to their local county election commission office within two business days after the election to present valid photo IDs.
If you do not have an acceptable form of photo ID or would like more information about the new law, call 1-877-850-4959 or visit the Division of Elections web site at www.GoVoteTN.com.
More information regarding early voting hours, locations, and sample ballots can also be acquired by contacting the local election office.
Notices of election day polling locations in Clay County and a copy of the sample ballot appears in the February 22 edition of the HORIZON newspaper.
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