Alabamians have one week left to register for August 15 primary


Alabamians looking to vote in the Aug. 15 primary election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat have one week left to get on the voter rolls.

Those unsure of their registration status can check through the Alabama Secretary of State’s website, while first-time Alabama voters can register online, by mail or at their local Board of Registrars, Driver License Division or Department of Public Safety office.

Voters will also need to remember to bring a government issued photo ID, such as a driver license or U.S. passport, to their polling place to be allowed to vote. Voters can look up their polling place through the Secretary of State’s website.

Both special primary elections feature crowded slates.

On the Republican side, sitting U.S. Sen. Luther Strange is running against CD 5 U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Montrose state Sen. Trip Pittman, Randy Brinson, Bryan Peeples, James Baretta, Joseph Breault, and Mary Maxwell.

Democrats vying for the seat include former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, activist Michael Hansen, Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Robert Kennedy, Jr. (no, not that one), and Charles Nana.

Voter registration closes down in Alabama 15 days before any election. The deadline for the Sept. 26 special runoff election, if needed, is Sept. 11, while the deadline for the Dec. 12 general election is Nov. 27.