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Lee County prepares for Tuesday's election

More than 100,000 people are registered to vote in Lee County for tomorrow's general election, according to Lee County Probate Judge Bill English.

In total, 103,353 people are active on the county's voter registration rolls, up nearly 13,000 since the March 1 presidential primary in the state. With the increase, English said voter turnout will likely be historic.

"We're going to have the biggest turnout tomorrow that we've ever had," English said. "I've been working here 30 years. We'll probably see 65,000 people go vote tomorrow — so about 65 percent turnout."

In preparation for tomorrow's election, voters should ensure that they have their valid photo ID when they head to one of the county's voting location, English said, to keep lines moving.

There are several options for voter ID, including a valid Alabama driver's license, an Alabama nondriver ID, an Alabama photo voter ID, another state-issued ID, a federal-issued ID, a passport, a military ID or a tribal ID.

Student can also use a college or university-issued student ID, including Auburn's TigerCard, to vote on Tuesday. Polls will be open in Alabama from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you forget your ID, you're not completely out of luck though, but it may take a while to get your vote counted. If you have issues at the voting booth, you can fill out a provisional ballot, English said.

"If there's anybody who's not eligible for whatever reason — like failure to have an ID or not being on the voters list — they can vote a provisional ballot," he said. "We won't count the ballot until the Board of Registrars determines that they were in fact eligible."

If you registered to vote in Lee County and you never received your voter registration card, which includes your polling location and other information, that doesn't necessarily mean you weren't registered, said Lee County Registrar Ann Bennett.

"The Post Office returned our voter registration cards that had the apartment numbers on the second line with the street address," Bennett said. "That will affect a lot of students."

To double check your voting status, visit the secretary of state's website at There, you can also check your polling location. When searching for your registration information, you should enter your first and last name and birthdate. Searching the database using your address is more difficult, Bennett said.

"Many of them, their registrations went in, but they didn't receive a card," Bennett said. "I really want to encourage people to look up where they're supposed to vote online."

Check for your exact voting location at


  • Ward 1: Boykin Community Center at 410 Boykin Street, Auburn, Ala.
  • Ward 2: Auburn National Guard Armory at 1455 Shug Jordan Parkway, Auburn, Ala.
  • Ward 3 and 4: Frank Brown Recreation Center at 235 Opelika Road, Auburn, Ala.
  • Ward 5 and 6: Dean Road Recreation Center at 307 South Dean Street, Auburn, Ala.
  • Ward 7 and 8: Clarion Inn at 1577 South College Street, Auburn, Ala.


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  • Ward 1: Covington Park Community Center at 213 Carver Avenue, Opelika, Ala.
  • Ward 2: Opelika Learning Center at 214 Jeter Avenue, Opelika, Ala.
  • Ward 3: Opelika Recreation Center at 1102 Denson Drive, Opelika, Ala.
  • Ward 4: East Alabama Medical Center Health Resource Center at 2027 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, Ala.
  • Ward 5: Opelika Sportsplex at 1001 Andrews Road, Opelika, Ala.


  • Wacoochee School Library at 125 Lee Road 254, Salem, Ala.
  • Crawford Volunteer Fire Department #2 at 10801 AL Highway 169, Salem, Ala.


  • Uptown Marvyn at the intersection of US Highway 80 and Alabama Highway 51, Opelika, Ala.


  • Beulah School Lobby at 4848 Lee Road 270, Valley, Ala.
  • Beulah Fire Department #3 at 10801 Alabama Highway 169, Valley, Ala.


  • Loachapoka Town Hall at 6454 Alabama Highway 14 West, Loachapoka, Ala.


  • Beauregard High School Gym at 7343 Alabama Highway 51, Opelika, Ala.

Smiths Station:

  • Smiths Station Senior Center at 3172 Lee Road 242, Smiths Station, Ala.
  • Smiths Station Junior School at 1100 Lee Road 298, Smiths Station, Ala.
  • Glenwood School Gym at 5801 Summerville Road, Smiths Station, Ala.

Pine Grove:

  • Pine Grove United Methodist Church at 7235 US Highway 29 North, Opelika, Ala


  • Uptown Waverly at Patrick Street, Waverly, Ala.

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