Today is the last day for would-be voters to register in the State of Alabama and be eligible for this year’s election.

It seems as if election coverage this year has taken on more significance. It could be that the coronavirus pandemic has simply slowed the pace of everyday life to the degree that we are paying more attention to the things going on around us or that the handling of the pandemic has more people on alert in regards to great or poor leadership.

Of course, there are some who have always had an interest in politics as well as others who only vote because it’s their civic duties. Whatever the case, voting provides the opportunity for residents’ voices to be heard.

That one ballot may not appear to be much, but neither does one grain of sand. However, when added to billions of other grains, we see the shoreline of a beach. When one’s vote is added to the votes of other likeminded people, the desires of the people are evident.

Those who have not registered to vote may begin the process online (click here) or by visiting one of the locations cited by the Tuscaloosa County Board of Registrars.

According to the Secretary of State, the following requirements must be met to be eligible for registration:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must live in the State of Alabama.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.
  • You must not be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
  • You must not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law.

Make sure your voice is heard. Be counted!

Information on in-person voting on Saturday, October 24.

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