By Faye Gaston
Barbara McLaurine of the Bullock County Board of Registrars reports that as of May 31, 2020, Bullock County has a total of 7,376 active and inactive registered voters in Bullock County.
According to the 2010 Census Bullock County's population was 10,914.
The total number of registered voters in Bullock County is provided by the Secretary of State office.
McLaurine reports that 165 voters have registered in Bullock County since January 1, 2020.
The deadline to register to vote in the July 14, 2020 run-off election was June 29, 2020.
Members of the Board of Registrars for Bullock County are Barbara McLaurine, Doris Roten, and Suzanne Johnson, Chairman. The office is in the Bullock County Courthouse.
Since taking office on January 19, 2015, Secretary of State John H. Merrill has made it a priority to see that every U.S. citizen who is a resident of Alabama is registered to vote and has a government-issued photo ID.
Registrars across Alabama have recorded the successful application of 1,531,584 new voters since he took office. This brings Alabama's total number of registered voters to 3,600,807. This is a new record for Alabama.
Merrill stated, "These numbers are unprecedented and unparalleled in the history for any state in the republic during the same period of time, and I am proud of our work to promote participation in the democratic process.
During these times of uncertainty, our office will remain accessible and ready to assist the people of Alabama".
Merrill introduced electronic voter registration in January of 2016 through the use of the website AlabamaVotes.gov and the mobile app "Vote for Alabama."
Since then, 1,086,194 voters were registered electronically.
In visiting all 67 counties in Alabama annually, the Secretary of State's Office is making a concerted effort to promote voter registration and voter participation.