Alabama wants voters ready to cast ballots

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EUFALA, Ala- Alabama wants to encourage ever eligible voter in the state to exercise his or her right to vote. In an effort to emphasize the importance of voting, especially as November’s general election looms, the Secretary of State’s Office is taking action to prepare citizens.

The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office is holding voter ID drives across the state in the coming weeks.  State officials have identified communities where need for voter photo IDs is in high demand and sending representatives to those areas to get voters equipped with a voter ID.

“We are going around and  just making sure that everyone has a photo ID. If they don’t have a driver’s license, or if they don’t have a passport, or some other document with their photo on it, we can just give them a state administered ID specifically to vote,” Trevin Fluker, an elections intern told News 3 from a drive held Wednesday in Eufala.

It’s important to note that voters who have valid photo IDs such as a drivers license, state or federal issued IDs, or a military ID do not need an Alabama photo voter ID card. This program is just for people who do not have a legally recognized form of photo ID to bring to voting precincts.

In order to get an Alabama voter photo ID, one needs to take documents such as his or her birth certificate and Social Security cards when applying.  For more information on this program, visit the state’s website at www.alabamavoterid.com

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