A record number of voters registered ahead of today’s election. By the Oct. 19 deadline, the secretary of state’s office said 3.7 million people registered to vote, a new record for the state of Alabama.
“In the four months leading up the November 3 General Election, more than 100,000 Alabamians have registered to vote,” said Secretary of State John Merrill. “The record-breaking rate at which Alabamians have registered to vote is a testament to the enthusiasm surrounding this historic election.”
Merill said he is committed to seeing that every U.S. citizen that is a resident of Alabama is registered to vote and has a government-issued photo ID. At least 3,708,804 Alabamians are now registered to vote and eligible to participate in the Nov. 3 general election.
Some 1,255,182 Alabamians registered to vote using the online voter registration system introduced by Merrill in 2016, and, since taking office in January of 2015, 1,739,377 Alabamians have registered to vote.
“I am most grateful to our local election officials across the state who have worked around the clock, including on weekends, to register new voters, update registrations, process absentee ballots and applications, and prepare for the polls. Their diligent work has protected our democracy during these unusual times,” Merrill said.
Voters can check their registration status, polling place and absentee ballot status online.