Voter registration deadline quickly approaching

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(WCTV & WTVY) -- As the countdown to the presidential primary looms, so too does the deadline to register to vote in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Alabama's primary will be held on March 3, 2020. Alabama passed a law in 2017 to move to a "closed primary." That means when you vote on March 3rd you must declare which party primary you are voting in and then if there is a runoff you can only vote in the runoff of the party you voted for in the March 3 primary.

Florida’s primary will be held on March 17, 2020 for both republicans and democrats. Florida also has a closed primary. This has been a hotly-debated practice in recent years as voters are restricted to their declared party. Voters must also be registered and declare their affiliation by February 18, 2020 in order to cast a vote in the primary. To find out more information and to see what forms of identification are accepted, click here.

Georgia’s presidential primary is set for March 24, 2020, with a deadline to register of February 24, 2020. Unlike Alabama and Florida, Georgia holds an “open primary” meaning you do not need to be affiliated with a certain party to cast a vote. To find out what forms of identification are accepted in Georgia click here.

If you are not yet registered to vote, and wish to take part in your state’s primary, click the appropriate link below.

► Alabama: Click here
► Florida: Click here
► Georgia: Click here

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