By Jean Cole
Limestone County voters have until Friday at 4:30 p.m. to register to vote in the March 13 presidential preference primary.
This applies to those who have never before registered or who want to update personal information in order to prevent a possible delay at the polls on Election Day.
In the March 13 primary election, Limestone voters will select their candidates for president as well as delegates for the Republican and Democratic National Convention, Limestone County Circuit Clerk, probate judge, District 2 commissioner, District 6 school board, among others. The winners of the primary will go on to the General Election on Nov. 6.
Some of those who win in the primary will win their office because they have no opposition in the General Election.
Inactive voters can vote in the Nov. 2 election, but they will be delayed and could delay other voters because they will be asked to fill out a form before they vote, said Lee Liveoak, chairman of the Limestone County Board of Registrars. They can avoid this by updating registration information today or Friday.
There is more than one way to register to vote or to update voter information:
1.) Obtaining a voter registration application: Go online to http://alabamavotes.gov and download the state of Alabama postcard voter registration application from this site. The form can be printed on your printer, filled out, and then mailed into your local voter registration officials. You may also request a postcard voter registration from this office by email.
2.) Voter registration is also available at the Board of Registrars office at the Courthouse Annex (not the Courthouse) at 100 S. Clinton St. in Athens.
3.) Registration services are also available at the following state and local government offices and agencies:
• Driver’s licensing office
• County and select municipal public libraries
• Department of Human Resources
• WIC Program, Department of Public Health
• Medicaid agency
• Department of Rehabilitation Services