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February 28, 2012
Chapman Encourages Voters to Check for Changes

MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Secretary of State Beth Chapman encourages Alabama voters to check their voter registration status and also their polling location prior to the March 13th Primary Election.  Due to the process of redistricting this year, polling locations may have changed because of the new district lines.

“Counties have been doing a great job of notifying voters of these changes by sending out voter registration cards, but it never hurts to check.  We want everyone to be where they are supposed to be on the day of the election to exercise their right to vote.” Chapman said.

Chapman’s office has made the process of checking on voter registration status and polling location easy with the website, www.alabamavotes.gov. An Alabama voter can log on to find that information or to find other facts regarding how to register and also how to obtain an absentee ballot.

A voter may also call or visit the county Board of Registrars to get any information they need about registration or polling location for Election Day.

If a citizen is not registered to vote, the deadline is fast approaching to do so.  March 2nd is the last day to register before the primary.  A citizen may download a registration form from the website mentioned above and mail or hand-deliver it to the county Board of Registrars.  A citizen may also register to vote when applying for or renewing a State of Alabama driver’s license or identification card, at state and local Department of Human Resources offices, Department of Health WIC offices, Medicaid and Department of Rehabilitation offices.  Mail-in voter registration forms can be found at public libraries, armed forces recruiting stations, local probate offices, universities, public schools and colleges.

“I encourage every citizen who is eligible to be registered and be at the polls on March 13th to let their voice be heard,” Chapman said.

To find out more information, please visit www.alabamavotes.gov or call 1-800-274-VOTE.

 

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For more information, visit Secretary of State Jim Bennett’s Web Site:  http://www.sos.alabama.gov/