voter registration

Here’s What You Need to Know If You Plan to Vote in Next Month’s Montgomery County Primary Elections

The primary elections for Montgomery County will be held on Tuesday, March 3. In order to have the most up-to-date list of registered voters, the Montgomery County Board of Registrars will mail voter information cards to the home address of each registered voter. The white postcards will be mailed the first week of February. Voters are asked to review all…

Election Registration 101

Making sure reporter's voting stories will be accurate.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill briefed political reporters today, including Alabama News Network’s Tim Lennox, about issues involved in voter registration and voting.   Merrill says sometime in coming weeks he’ll be sending out a news release about a million voters being added to the registration lists since January 19, 2015, though he says some names have also been…

Troy University Has Voter Registration Mishap

Troy University’s Student Government Association conducted two voter registration drives in recent months. About 150 forms for registration or absentee ballot applications were collected and mailed to local election officials. Unfortunately, about 30 voter registration forms from the Oct. 6 registration drive were not mailed due to an oversight in the SGA office. These forms were located Tuesday morning. Election…

Record 3.3 Million Voters Registered in Alabama

The secretary of state’s office says a record 3.3 million voters are now registered in Alabama. A statement released by Secretary of State John Merrill on Monday says more than 584,000 voters have been registered. Merrill credits the record number of voters to a combination on online registration, a mail-in program and a partnership with the state law enforcement agency….

Appeals Court Sets September Hearing in Voting Rights Case

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in September in an appeal that could affect the voting rights of thousands of voters in Kansas, Georgia and Alabama in upcoming elections. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Thursday set a Sept. 8 hearing date in the case of a U.S. election official who without public…

Alabama 1 of 3 States That Now Require Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

A judge says residents of Kansas, Georgia and Alabama will have to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote for federal elections using a national form. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon sided Wednesday with a U.S. elections official who changed the proof-of-citizenship requirements on the form at the request of the three states without public notice. Residents of…