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Secretary of State’s Office Breaks 3.7 Million Registered Voters Ahead of November 3 General Election


Monday, November 2, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Following the state’s voter registration deadline on Monday, October 19, 2020, the Secretary of State’s Office has broken 3.7 million registered voters, once again setting a new record for the State of Alabama.

“In the four months leading up the November 3 General Election, more than 100,000 Alabamians have registered to vote!” exclaimed Secretary of State John H. Merrill. “The record-breaking rate at which Alabamians have registered to vote is a testament to the enthusiasm surrounding this historic election.”

In his commitment to seeing that every U.S. citizen that is a resident of Alabama is registered to vote and has a government-issued photo ID, 3,708,804 Alabamians are now registered to vote and eligible to participate in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

1,255,182 Alabamians have registered to vote using the online voter registration system introduced by Secretary Merrill in 2016 and since taking office in January of 2015, 1,739,377 Alabamians have registered to vote.

“I am most grateful to our local election officials across the state who have worked around the clock, including on weekends, to register new voters, update registrations, process absentee ballots and applications, and prepare for the polls. Their diligent work has protected our democracy during these unusual times,” continued Merrill.

Voters can check their registration status, polling place, and absentee ballot status online.