Saturday, September 20, 2008

Secretary of State Handel Launches Website Targeted at Young Adults

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel today announced the launch of iVote, a section of her website dedicated to increasing voter education among young adults. The iVote website features information about voter registration, voter registration drives, voting methods and Georgia’s photo ID requirement for in-person voting. The iVote website also provides answers to questions frequently asked by young adults and first time voters, and information about campus political organizations.

The iVote website can be accessed at:

“Georgia’s young adults have shown an intense interest in the 2008 General Election,” Secretary Handel said. “The iVote website directly targets this demographic and provides them with information to make sure they are prepared to vote and take advantage of available resources to fully engage in the process.”

Interns working in the Secretary of State’s Office during the summer of 2008 designed the iVote website, and Secretary Handel thanks them for their hard work. Those students are Karlos Emmanuel of the University of Georgia School of Law; Monique Ewing of Georgia State University School of Law; Meaghan Frankish of Georgia Southern University; and Lauren Potter of Agnes Scott College.

Karen Handel was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2007. The Secretary of State's office offers important services to our citizens and our business community. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.
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