Alabama sets voter registration record

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has set a voter registration record and the numbers are still growing.

Friday was the deadline to register to vote in Alabama. As of Monday morning, Alabama's voter rolls were about 7,600 names away from hitting 3 million.

Election officials are still processing the rush of last-minute applications and a final number won't be available until later in the week.

The state's supervisor of voter registration, Ed Packard, said Alabama may cross the 3 million mark when all forms are processed.

Alabama's old record was 2.88 million registered voters during the 2000 presidential election.

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