Alabama Could Have Record Turnout

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Election officials say brisk voter registration and related indicators, such as absentee voting, signal a high turnout for Tuesday's presidential election in Alabama.

Montgomery County's Board of Registrars chairman, George Noblin, said he's noticed an “unprecedented” level of interest in this election. He said about 7,300 people registered to vote in Montgomery County in October alone.

Elmore County registered 1,723 new voters since Oct. 6. An election official in Elmore County, Gail Kendrick, said many of the new voters will cast ballots for the first time on Tuesday.

Statewide, Judy Wagnon of the Alabama Secretary of State's Office said 2,843,111 voters are registered. That's 39,237 less than the total four years ago, but still could be a record once officials finish purging voter rolls of those who have died or left the state.


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