Foley, AL (WKRG)
We’re about one week away from the presidential election. The deadline to register to vote in Alabama passed last week on October 24th. Drive around Baldwin county long enough, and you’re bound to find a campaign sign in a front yard–with at least one voter eager to cast a ballot. A Trump sign sits in Derrick Perdue’s yard.
“I have always been a pro-voter you can’t take democracy for granted your right to vote is the democratic process,” said Perdue. Statewide, Alabama added 295,325 people to its voter rolls between December 2015 and the October 24th registration deadline. Baldwin County had the 4th highest percentage growth in the state.
Here’s a look at the top ten Alabama Counties sorted by the percentage increase of their registered voter totals.
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Here’s a look at the top ten Alabama counties sorted by the increase in voters
“It says to me our citizens are active and they want to express their right and opportunity to vote,” said Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell. You’d expect the counties with the largest populations to have the highest increases in registered voters. Your expectations get thrown when you see Baldwin County ranks 4th in the total increase of voters. Baldwin is performing better than larger counties like Shelby and Montgomery in this comparison.
“What I’m seeing this year is a total awareness of the election and our citizens are ready for it to be over with,” said Russell.