Secretary of State John Merrill is predicting, and encouraging, record voter participation in Tuesday general election.
“Of the state’s 3.7 million eligible voters, our office anticipates somewhere between 2.5 and 2.8 million Alabamians will cast their ballot in today’s election – whether in-person or through the absentee process,” Merrill said. “We have already witnessed record absentee participation and because of the excitement surrounding this election, I expect these numbers will continue to rise today.”
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The secretary of state’s office has maintained communication with county probate judges and assisted in the recruitment of poll workers to see that all polling places in the state are adequately staffed throughout the day, Merill’s office said.
“Local election officials in all 67 counties have worked extraordinarily hard to provide safe and sanitary voting options for voters. Through funding made available to our office, we have provided masks, gloves, disinfectant spray, alcohol wipes, and other cleaning supplies to polling places across the state to see that voters, poll workers, and others involved in the electoral process are protected,” Merrill said.