News 4 This Morning Election Update: May 22nd

By: Muliple Authors (See Below)
By: Muliple Authors (See Below)

Voter Registration for Alabama Primary Election
By Cynthia Washington

HOUSTON COUNTY, AL -- Alabama Primaries are right around the corner and there are only two days left to register.

You have until May 23rd to register if you plan on casting your ballot on June 3rd.

If you can't make the election day, you can vote absentee.
You have until May 29th to register and vote that way.

You will need a photo ID for to register either way.

Absentee Election Manager says despite controversy in last year's Dothan city elections, they have not made any changes in their verification process.

"I can tell you for the current election we will do the verification the way we have always reviewed the application as the absentee election manager I do have a duty if a red flag is raised I must report that to the District Attorney and the sheriff of Houston County," said Carla Woodall. absentee election manager.

Absentee registration is at the Houston County Courthouse, while general registration is that the temporary Houston County Administration Building on Foster Street.

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Senator Harri Anne Smith Holds Petition Rally
By Allison Mechanic
The countdown is on for Senator Harri Anne Smith - she only has ten days left to get her name added to the November ballot.

On Wednesday, Senator Smith had a rally to urge community members to sign a petition to have her name added. She needs 2,000 signatures.
Last year Smtih was able to get the needed amount of signatures and hopes she can do it again this year.

The cut off for petition signatures is June 3, you can get a petition online at www.harrianne.com.

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Republicans Call For Unity After Idaho Shakeup
By Associated Press

To win the Idaho Republican Party primary and secure his position as the favorite to retain the state's top job, Gov. Butch Otter had to overcome a challenge from the far right -- and the far out -- that had the state GOP calling for unity.

State Sen. Russ Fulcher came "surprisingly close" to defeating the two-term incumbent by courting conservative voters, says David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University.

The election -- which gained national attention from a debate that featured longshot candidates who discussed Armageddon and bigoted jokes -- was one of several that showed deep the rifts in the state's Republican Party.

All but one of the five mainstream GOP legislative candidates endorsed by Otter lost to conservatives.


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