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Primary voter registration deadline Friday

Friday is the final day to register to vote in the June 1 primary.

Since updating of voter records is closed for the 10 days prior to the election, those voters who have yet to register should turn in the required documents before the end of the workweek.

“The quickest way to get that done is just come to the courthouse,” said Probate Judge Wes Allen.

Voters can go to either the Probate Office or the Board of Registrars office, pick up the form, fill it out and turn it back in.

Allen said the form is also available for download at www.pikeprobate.com.

Click the large, blue “Election Central” link in the center of the page, find the “Register to vote” link to download the form, print it and bring it into the courthouse to ensure you make the cutoff.

“Obviously every election is important,” Allen said.

“A lot of men and women have died to ensure our right to vote, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.”

Allen also reminded voters of the May 27 deadline to apply for an absentee ballot.

The Probate Judge said with the election falling on the day after Memorial Day, many residents might still be out of town.

For more information about voting absentee contact Audrey Milton at (334) 566-7520.