Updated: Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012, 5:35 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012, 5:19 PM CDT
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The presidential election is two weeks away. If you haven't registered to vote in Alabama yet, it's not too late, but you only have a couple of days left.
Tess Scott and her young daughter Landon Collie are definitely not from around these parts.
A clerk at the Board of Registrars said, “Thank ya’ll,” and Scott asked, “Ya'll? What if there's only one of us? Is it still ‘ ya'll’?"
The clerk nodded yes.
"Ok, I got it. I got it,” said Scott.
Scott and her daughter just moved here from Los Angeles, and visiting the Board of Registars is one of their first errands in their new hometown.
Scott said, "Before shoe shopping, I had to come down here and register to vote."
Time is running out. The deadline to register in Alabama is this Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. The Mobile County Board of Registrars has been fielding visitors and calls for days on end- packing new registries into boxes that line the office.
"Wild and crazy!” said Board of registrars Chairman Pay Tyrell.
Board member Virginia Delchamps said, "Just get in here as soon as you can if you are not a registered voter, it's very important to vote."
You can register in person at the office or send it through the mail.
If you have your form postmarked by Friday, you have nothing to worry about.
"Anything that's postmarked that day, you will be entered,” said Delchamps.
Scott's daughter Landon just turned 18 and is about to vote in her first presidential election. She encourages her new neighbors to take part as well.
Collier said, "Even if you think that…" YA'LL" have no say in the matter, you do."
For more information on registering to vote in Mobile County, click the following link.
It's also important to note that early voting in Florida starts this Saturday.
If you live in Alabama or Mississippi, you can send in an absentee ballot if you meet certain requirements.
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