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Deadline near to register to vote in primary election

MONTGOMERY — Time is running out for residents who haven’t registered to vote in next month’s primary elections.

Secretary of State Wes Allen said there is one week left to register to vote before the 2024 Primary Election.

“As Secretary of State, I want to encourage all eligible Alabama citizens to register to vote and to exercise this constitutional right,” he said. “Voter participation in safe, secure, and transparent elections is critical to the success of our state.”

Eligible Alabama citizens must register by Feb. 19 to vote in the March 5 Primary Election. Electronic voter registration may be completed by visiting https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote.

The deadline to turn in a physical voter registration form to the county Board of Registrars is Friday. The deadline to postmark a voter registration form is Saturday.

To be eligible to vote in Alabama, one must be a citizen of the United States, reside in Alabama, and be 18 years old on or before election day. One must not be barred from voting due to a disqualifying felony conviction or have been judged “mentally incompetent” by a court of law.

On election day, polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters are required to present a valid form of photo identification when voting at their polling place or by absentee ballot.

For questions about registering to vote in Alabama, call the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office at 334-242-7210 or your local county Board of Registrars.

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