IDville Blog | Alabama county voters to receive identification cards in the mail

Alabama county voters to receive identification cards in the mail

by Admin 15. August 2012 11:21

Residents of a Southern Alabama county will soon receive identification cards sent to them in the mail in preparation for elections, according to a published report.

The cards will provide voters in Pike County with information about where they may cast ballots, the Troy Messenger reports.

"We realize there’s a lot of information contained on the card," Melissa Ingram with the Pike County Board of Registrars told the news source. "But it is all helpful."

The front of the card will include addresses for two polling locations. An address on the left will show where voters may go to cast ballots for elections for the state and the county. The middle of the card holds an address where people should cast ballots during elections in the municipality.

"These cards are a good way to make sure everyone knows where to go vote. There have been some changes with redistricting," Ingram told the news source.

Located above the name and address of the voter is an identification number. If the data about the voter on the identification card is correct, there is no need for the voter to respond.

The reverse of the card holds a dotted line that may be cut. The top portion of the card may be held by the voter for purposes of serving as a voter registration identification card.

The card should only be filled out and sent back to the office of the Board of Registrar at the Pike County Courthouse if there is an error with the data. State law indicates voter registration changes about elections for the municipality may not occur after Friday.

"We can't register anyone, or change information in the 10 days prior to an election. And if anyone has any questions, please call us," Ingram told the news source. "We can help."

She said that voters who opt to cast ballots where they are not assigned only are able to do that by provisional ballot. That means the votes they cast hinge on whether their eligibility is verified.

Either way, those votes will not be counted until roughly one week after the election.

She said the Board of Registrars is aiming to send out the cards by the end of this month.

Pike County will be holding municipal elections on Tuesday, August 28, according to Alabama secretary of state website. The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6.

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