Secretary of State’s Office sets up around the state offering free voter IDs

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PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - It won't be long before we head to the polls again. The Alabama Secretary of State's office wants to make sure you have the right plastic in your hand.

Representatives of the office set up at Priceville Town Hall to provide free photo identification to those in need of voter IDs.

It's a year round comprehensive county by county tour. All registered voters can get a free ID. They target places with heavy foot traffic.

"We look for rural areas," said elections intern Trevin Fluker. "Areas where there may not be a DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)."

The drive is also to share information. Since the law was passed, there seem to be misunderstandings about who needs a voter ID.

"If you have a drivers license or any form of photo identification then you don't need a voter ID, it is a Class C felony if someone has a permissible form of ID and pursues a photo ID," said Fluker.

While you can always get a voter ID at your county's registrar's office, the Secretary of State's office hopes to help get more people to properly exercise their right to vote.

"In times when people feel disadvantaged or they feel underserved by their public officials, the right to exercise your vote is very imperative," said Fluker.

Upcoming Mobile Photo ID Drives in north Alabama

June 14, 2016
MARSHALL COUNTY
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Guntersville Senior Center, 1500 Sunset Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976

June 18, 2016
JACKSON COUNTY
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Scottsboro Juneteenth Festival, Carver Park, 701 S. Houston Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768

July 5, 2016
DEKALB COUNTY
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Fort Payne City Auditorium, 100 Alabama Avenue, Fort Payne, AL 35967

August 18, 2016
ETOWAH COUNTY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - City Hall, Rainbow City, 3700 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, AL 35906

September 13, 2016
LAWRENCE COUNTY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Courtland Town Hall, 361 College Street, Courtland, AL 35618

September 15, 2016
LAUDERDALE COUNTY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Rogersville Town Hall, 50 Wheeler Street, Rogersville, AL 35652

September 22, 2016
LIMESTONE COUNTY
10:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Athens Health and Rehab, 611 West Market Street, Athens, AL 35611

November 7, 2016
MADISON COUNTY
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Oscar Mason Library, 149 Mason Court, Huntsville, AL 35805