HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Next Tuesday fifteen states, including Alabama, are holding their primary elections, and for the past few weeks the Houston County probate judge’s office has been lining everything up.
“We’ve got all the equipment tested, and all of the ballots in,” Houston County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport said. “They’ve been allocated pre precinct, so we’re really in a great position now for the election next week.”
Organizations, such as the Houston County Democratic Party have worked on increasing voter registration because as one member states the decisions those voted into office make will affect everyone.
“Look, our government is a participatory government,” Houston County Democratic Party Committee Coordinator Linda Turner said. “If you have any life issues whether it be medical, whether it be working, whether it be education you need to participate in the electing the people that are going to be making those decisions and choices.”
While many are expected to cast their votes, Judge Davenport wants to remind voters that you are not allowed to cross vote.
“If you want to vote for candidates on the Republican ballot, you can only vote on the Republican ballot,” Davenport said. “Likewise, if you choose to vote in one race on the Democrat ballot, that’s the only ballot that you can exercise you’re right to vote because it’s the parties election during primaries.”
From now until election day, members of the democratic party will continue to campaign.
“We’ll also be making phone calls can canvassing door to door,” Turner said. “We do all those things from now until the general election.”
Davenport said it’s a privilege to be able to vote for our leaders.