Voter registration deadline is Friday

Published 10:22 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Voter registration for the upcoming primary election is less than a week away.
The June 3 primary election’s deadline is Friday, May 23. The deadline to update registration information is also Friday. In order to cast a vote in the correct polling place, anyone who has moved or changed names since the last election needs to inform the Pike County Board of Registrars.
“We want to ensure that every person who is eligible to vote is able to do so,” said Secretary of State Jim Bennett. “My staff and I will continue to work diligently to promote fair and honest elections for the citizens of Alabama. We’re here to serve.”
Voter registration closes during the 10 days prior to an election in order to compile the voter list.
Pike County residents can register, update information and obtain a voter ID card in the basement of the Pike Courthouse during business hours.
Registrar Phyllis Swindell said it is a quick, simple process. Voters will have to provide a birth date and either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of his or her social security number.
“You don’t need anything to register, but you will need I.D. to vote,” she said.
The Board of Registrars website has a form that can be accessed from, filled out and mailed in to update or register to vote.
Provided the entire form has been completed, registration is processed on the day it is received.
If going in person, the office is located in the basement of the Pike County Courthouse and open during regular business hours.
So far, there has been very little waiting time. Swindell or one of the other registrars, Benny Scarbrough and Deborah Teal, is usually available. Because it is so close to the election, the office will also be open from noon to one. It normally closes for lunch.
For more information, call 566-1757.

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