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Registering to Vote Made Easy
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – May 4, 2015 – Alabama’s Secretary of State John H. Merrill has joined Secretaries of State from all over the country in making the process of registering to vote easier. Alabama has linked to the dotVOTE (.VOTE) movement to cut down on the confusion that voters may encounter if they move from one state to another and need information on voter registration. Just remember www.Alabama.vote, and you will be directed to the Alabama Secretary of State’s election information.
The new .VOTE and its Spanish/Italian/Portuguese counterpart .VOTO web addresses are dedicated to the political space. They are protected Internet domains where governments, elected officials, and political candidates can store important information for voters.
“During the National Association of Secretaries of State Winter Conference I attended in February, I met with the registry of .VOTE and I believe in their vision,” stated Secretary Merrill. “We hope that the .VOTE domain will play a big role in voter engagement by minimizing voter confusion and increasing voter access by providing a highly recognizable and user-friendly domain name.”
“.VOTE stands out as THE web domain for governments and political entities,” said Chuck Warren, president of the domain registry for .VOTE and .VOTO. “A trusted web space, .VOTE is where honest and effective voter engagement begins!”
For more information about the services provided at the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office, visit www.sos.alabama.gov.
Tamara S. Cofield
Public Information Officer
Office of Secretary of State John H. Merrill
334-242-7228 or 334-242-7200
Director of Corporate Communications
Afilias (for Monolith Registry)
About the Registry for .VOTE/.VOTO
The .VOTE/.VOTO domains are managed by Monolith Registry, a top level domain registry backed by ICANN Designated Registry Operator and the world’s second largest domain registry Afilias. Monolith Registry is dedicated to providing a space on the Internet where voters can find useful information from candidates and other bona fide political participants who agree to abide by the .VOTE/.VOTO registration policies.
You can also follow .VOTE/.VOTO on social media: