Voters interested in learning more about the Voter Photo I.D. law that goes into effect January 1 can now view an online video about the topic.
The Tennessee Division of Elections has created a special web site devoted entirely to the Photo I.D. law and the site includes a video that was shown at the recent "Town Hall" meetings held across the state on November
"The state office and local election offices are looking at every opportunity to inform voters of the new requirements to vote at the polls beginning with elections held in 2012," said Dennis Stanley, DeKalb County Administrator of Elections. "This site explains the new law and provides examples of the photo identification cards that will be accepted and links to what voters will need to do to obtain an acceptable photo i.d. card for voting purposes."
Voters can visit http://www.state.tn.us/sos/election/photoID.htm and click on the video link to view a video presentation by State Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins or click on the "Power Point Presentation" link for a simple page by page explanation of the law along with color photographs of acceptable forms of photo identification. Voters can also access the web site by logging on to http://www.state.tn.us/sos/election/ and selecting the 2012 Voter Identification Requirements link.
More information about the new law can also be obtained by calling the DeKalb County Election Commission at 597-4146 or visiting the local commission's web site at http://www.dekalbelections.com/.