Alabama registered a record-breaking 3.3 million people to vote in the November election, the secretary of state’s office said Monday.
“When we took office in January of 2015, we committed to make sure every eligible U.S. citizen that is a resident of Alabama be registered to vote and have a valid photo ID,” said Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. “With the help of our very capable team and the people of Alabama we have made great strides to accomplish this goal, and for that I say thank you.”
As of Monday morning, the number of registered voters is 3,330,802. Merrill credits the registration of an additional 584,252 voters this year to initiatives like online voter registration, the ERIC mailing, and a new partnership with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, among others.
Alabama does not require residents to register by party, so it is unknown whether Republicans or Democrats gained the most new voters.
This will be the first presidential election using Alabama’s new photo identification requirement for voting.
Merrill continued, “On Nov. 8 don’t forget to bring your valid photo ID, and if you need one call us at (334) 242-7200! We want to see you at the polls!”
Valid forms of photo ID include:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Valid Non-driver ID
- Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID
- Valid State-issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
- Valid Federal-issued ID
- Valid U.S. Passport
- Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
- Valid student or employee ID from a college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
- Valid Military ID
- Valid Tribal ID
The last day to register in time for the Nov. 8 Election was Oct. 24.
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