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Voter registration in Alabama ends October 19th

We're a week away from the voter registration deadline. Do you know your status?

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The deadline to register to vote is just one week away, and now's the time to apply or check your voter status.

"If you think you're registered and you have not confirmed that you're on the voter roll, then you need to do it this week. And then if you're not showing up then just go ahead and file, apply to register to vote," says League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley Voter Services Chair, Kathy Jones.

Jones says even people who believe they are registered to vote should still see if they're an active voter.

"After October 19th, if you haven't registered, or if for some reason your name has dropped out of the system, you will not be able to vote on November 3rd," says Jones.

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The Secretary of State's website is where you can confirm your voter status, ballot status, polling location and address. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says what to do if you encounter problems at polling places.

"You can go to stopvoterfraudnow.com. You can make that report electronically. You can call our office at 334-242-7200 or you can call me on my cell, at 334-328-2787," says Merrill.

Although the deadline to request absentee ballots is on October 29th, Jones encourages folks who decide to receive and return their absentee ballots by mail to do it this week.

"Right now, the League of Women Voters has been recommending that no-one mails their ballots back after about the 15th of October because we feel like there's too much uncertainty as far as the delays in the postal service," says Jones.

The Absentee Ballot Office will reopen Tuesday, October 12th at 8:30 a.m.