The right to vote is one that still, in 2020, not all people have. But, if you are eligible to vote– and you’re not registered– you might want to listen up. Because you’re almost out of time.
The deadline to register online is Monday, Feb. 17. Click here for online voter registration.
Regina Coffman, a Registrar at the Limestone County Board of Registrars tells our reporter, “It only takes a few minutes.”
People are dropping by their local registrars offices to make sure their vote counts.
Our reporter stopped by the Limestone County Board of Registrars office and asked why people should set aside a few minutes to register to vote.
We spoke to Sandy Smith, the Chairman of Limestone County Board of Registrars. Smith says, “ If they want to make a difference and they have a choice to get out and make that difference. They should get out and vote.”
Voters can register in person at their local Registrars office, or at home by registering online at the Alabama Secretary of State website.
These ladies say potential voters in Limestone County can come in as they are, and it only takes a few minutes.
Regina Coffman adds, “As far as ID, we don’t have to have anything. You just fill out the registration form and we put it in, and you’re registered. The only time you show ID is at the polls.”
Of course there are restrictions to determine eligibility:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must live in the State of Alabama.
- You must be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.
- You must not be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
- You must not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law. You must be a citizen of the United States.
If you register online, make sure you meet those same requirements, and have a valid Alabama Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s Identification card to use.
And you can only register in the county you live in. You can find the locations here.
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And you can find your polling place in the left corner of your voter-registration card, or online here.
We asked what voters should bring once they are registered and head to the polls. You need an approved form of ID.
Sandy Smith says, “A passport, a driver’s license, a military ID, a School ID, if you’re in the medical field– your medical ID. As long as it’s a photo ID.”
You might want to bring your voter-registration card with you to the polls, once you receive it, as well.