With the Nov. 6 general election looming, board of registrar offices throughout the state are busy.
Ray Wren, of the Lauderdale County Board of Registrars, said the last day for voters to register is Oct. 26. He said people have been trying to beat the deadline.
"It's really been hectic, with a lot of people coming in to register, which is a good problem," Wren said. "Since January, we had more than 2,000 people register."
He said the office has registered approximately 1,000 voters in the past three weeks.
"I'm glad we're getting the people to come, and as the deadline gets closer, I'm sure we will get busier."
Margaret Lovett, of the Colbert County Board of Registrars, said the recent presidential debate have sparked an interest among voters. She said she noticed a spike in the number of people registering since the debate.
"A lot of those have been young people," Lovett said. "It's good to see the young people taking an interest in politics."
Wren said many people are updating their voter status, which also should be done by Oct. 26 if they plan to vote on Election Day.
"If they have moved, they need to come in and see us," Wren said. "Or if someone has a question about their voting status, they need to come see us.
"Remember, all of this needs to be done by Oct. 26. After than, it's too late."
Wren said voters need to be reminded that the November election has nothing to do with the recently complete municipal elections.
"People get them confused, but this is the general election," Wren said. "People voting in November will do so at the same place they voted in March."
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.