Secretary of State Beth Chapman said today
that as predicted, about 20% of Alabama’s voter’s turned out to the polls
yesterday for the Special Constitutional Amendment Election. Secretary
Chapman had predicted around 20-21% turnout by looking at the numbers in past
special constitutional amendment elections.
“While we do wish that number would have been
higher, I am glad that the 20% did go out and exercise their right to vote yesterday,”
Secretary Chapman said.
Chapman’s focus now will be on the upcoming
November election and two additional special elections coming up in October for
House Districts 30 and 34 as well as municipal run-off elections. If an
eligible Alabama citizen is not registered, is unsure of their registration
status, or needs more information concerning the upcoming elections, they
should contact their local board of registrars. They can also visit www.alabamavotes.gov or call
The deadline for voter registration for the
November election is October 26th and the deadline to apply for an
absentee ballot for November 6th will be November 1st.