LEE COUNTY, Ala.- Lee County Probate Judge Bill English said that 103,353 people are registered to vote in Lee County for Tuesday’s election.
English said that is the largest number he’s seen in his 30 plus years. He said that turnout may also hit a record of 65%, but wishes that it could be more.
“We’ve got veterans serving overseas defending our right to this process,” Judge English said. “So, let’s honor them and go vote. We’ve got voters overseas who’ve voted absentee from Afghanistan; people who reside in Lee County serving their country went to the effort to get an absentee ballot and fill it out and get it back. So, the least we could do is go to the polling place on Tuesday.”
Judge English said that since the primary election, there have been more than 12,000 people register to vote. Judge English cites that number due to the extra time between primary and general election. He went onto say that the county is at 11.8% growth from primary to general. It was 15% in 1992.
The polls in Lee County are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. central time, and a photo id will be required.