Monday is last day to register to vote

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, November 25, 2017

The voter registration deadline for the upcoming December special elections is on Monday, Nov. 27. Registered voters will have their say in who gets to represent the state of Alabama in the U.S. Senate.

Applicants can register to vote by completing and signing the application form and delivering or mailing it to the county’s Board of Registrars office. Absentee voters must also be registered in order for their votes to count. For those who are unable to submit their application form to the Registrar’s office by the end of the business day, they can also use the Vote for Alabama app or go to Alabamavotes.gov to register online. Online registration will remain an option until midnight, Tuesday morning.

People who have moved to a different county need to register in their new county of residence to be eligible to vote.

Once the application has been processed, then the applicant should receive a voter identification card as a form of confirmation. After Monday’s deadline, there will be no other opportunities to register to vote for this special election.

Alabama’s U.S. Senate special general election has been under the national spotlight for the last several weeks. The Republican candidate Roy Moore has stayed in the race despite mounting allegations of sexual misconduct from his past, and Doug Jones, the Democrat candidate, is looking to pull off an upset in a traditionally red state.

Registering to vote is just the first step. Polling for registered Dallas County voters will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Dallas County Courthouse, located on 105 Lauderdale St.

For more information on registration and voting, visit sos.alabama.gov or contact the Voter Hotline at 1-800-274-8683.