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AL not among 32 states that allow early voting

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Voter Herman Williams said every state should give voters the early option. Voter Herman Williams said every state should give voters the early option.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

While other states cast an early ballot, Alabamians will have to wait three weeks until Election Day to vote for the next President - a wait some voters wish they didn't have.  

"With early voting, everyone wouldn't have to try to vote at the same time," said Carolyn Campbell.  "Because you have people who work and people with child care issues, and it would give people a greater chance of voting."

Voter Herman Williams said every state should give voters the early option.  

"If you have more options to come out and vote, then that's going to make it easier for you instead of having that one day where you can vote," Williams said. "You can choose between a couple of days.  I think it would increase early turnout."

WAFF 48 News political analyst Dr. Waymon Burke agrees with Williams.

"Early voting will increase the turnout," Burke said.

Thirty-two states allow their residents to vote early.  Burke said don't expect that to happen in Alabama anytime soon.

"Who knows what the future of the Alabama legislature or it's ideological leanings will be?" Burke said.  "I don't foresee it in the near future."

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