Alabama
9:44 am
Mon November 1, 2004

Officials Predict High Voter Turnout

Montgomery, AL – State election officials say increased voter registration and other indicators are signaling a high turnout for Tuesday's presidential election. Montgomery County's board of registrars chairman, George Noblin, says there's been an unprecedented level of interest in this year's election. He says about 7,300 people registered to vote in Montgomery County last month. Elmore County, meanwhile, registered about 1,700 new voters in October. County election official Gail Kendrick says many of those voters will cast ballots for the first time Tuesday. Statewide, however, Judy Wagnon of the secretary of state's office says only 2,843,111 voters are registered. That's almost 40 thousand less than the total four years ago.