Voter ease and eligibility in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and the director of elections and registration, Nancy Boren, are teaming up to make voting easier for Columbus.

After the new standards were put in place regarding identification at the department of driver services, they want to ensure that Columbus residents have proper voter identification and current registration status before Election Day.

"Citizens need to speak out they need to be a part of the process and we certainly don't want, you know, bureaucratic regulation that the state has put in place related to drivers licenses affect people's right to vote," said Tomlinson. "We can't allow that to happen and so we just want people to know there are other avenues."

Residents can check their voter status, get a voter identification card, and register to vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the government center and on Saturday Sept. 8, 15, and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main library on Macon Road.

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