Sec. of State's office, postal service team up for vote by mail

MONTGOMERY- Secretary of State Beth Chapman says her office will work with the U. S. Postal Service to encourage people to check their voter registration status, and vote by mail if needed.

The U. S. Postal Service will display posters in all of their retail lobbies around the country during October to encourage people to contact the National Association of Secretaries of State website, to ensure that they are registered to vote, and if allowed to vote by mail, reminding them to make their vote count by mailing their ballot early.

"This is a great time to promote the voting process and the accessibility of absentee ballots as the November General Election will bring record numbers of voters to the polls in our state.  We must focus on the issue of timing and successful receipt of the absentee ballots as well as the registration process to ensure that every vote counts," Chapman said.  "This is particularly true of our  military and overseas voters."

The Secretary of State's Office is Alabama's Official Elections Center.  The website is It provides voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications, voter registration status, provides a sample ballot, polling place locations and much more. It is one-stop shopping for all elections needs.

"It is my goal to encourage every single Alabamian who meets the legal requirements to vote in the November 4th General Election to register to do so," Chapman said. By law, the deadline for registration for the November 4th Election is October 24th, which is 10 days prior to the election.

There is also a toll-free number, 1-800-274-VOTE.