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September 4, 2012
Secretary of State Reminds Voters Registration Deadline is Friday for September 18th Election

MONTGOMERY- Secretary of State Beth Chapman wants to remind voters that this Friday, September 7th, will be the cut off for voter registration for the upcoming Special Constitutional Amendment Election on September 18th. Next Thursday, September 13th will be the last day to make an application for an absentee ballot.

"Whatever the election, whatever the issue, we have the right to express our voice with our vote. It is important to go to the polls on any Election Day and exercise that right," Chapman said.

While Alabama citizens can register to vote at their local board of registrars, under federal law they can also fill out and submit voter registration forms at all state and/or county offices that provide public assistance. In Alabama, public assistance offices, such as Medicaid, WIC, and DHR, must distribute voter registration forms, provide assistance in completing the forms if necessary, and accept such forms. These offices must then forward the forms to the local boards of registrars.

Alabamians can also fill out and submit a voter registration form when obtaining or renewing a driver’s license or when applying for a library card at any county library and many city libraries.

To find a downloadable voter registration form or absentee ballot application, your polling place or more information about the election on September 18th, 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/