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Alabama: voter registrars falling behind

The Birmingham News reports: State Democratic Party leaders charged Wednesday that thousands of would-be voters are having a hard time registering to vote and may find themselves unable to cast ballots Nov. 4.

Joe Turnham, chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, said that in some counties, voting officials are overwhelmed with the job of processing new voters, and in some counties, registration forms are running low. Most important, he said, many people who have registered have yet to receive by mail notification of where they should go to vote. ...

Turnham called on Secretary of State Beth Chapman, a Republican, to provide additional workers in counties that are experiencing problems. Some of the counties Turnham named included Jefferson, Montgomery, Lee, Wilcox and Autauga.

Turnham accused Chapman of efforts to stifle voter turnout. -- Democrats say registrars are overwhelmed by new voter registrations applications, which might lead some to be shut out of voting Nov. 4 - al.com

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