Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2024 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ala. Sets Voter Registration Record

Montgomery, AL – Alabama's voter registration rolls are closing in on 3 million names.

Election officials are still processing the rush of applications that were filed by the deadline Friday. And the numbers will grow over the next couple of days. But as of late this afternoon, the secretary of state's office said the voter rolls were 2,371 names short of 3 million.

That's an all-time high. The state's supervisor of voter registration, Ed Packard, says the previous record was 2.88 million in the 2000 presidential race.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.