The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

February 8, 2013

BREAKING: County resident deluged by voters calling wrong number

— The number 6 is giving a Limestone County man fits this week, and the chairman of the Limestone County Board of Registrar’s Office says voters have the power to ease the man’s burden.

Lee Liveoak told The News Courier Friday his office recently mailed cards containing voter registration information to 48,500 county voters. Those whose address and other voter information is listed correctly are directed to do nothing with the card. Those whose information is listed incorrectly are directed to mail it back with corrections so their information can be updated, Liveoak said.

The problem is the telephone number listed on the card, which was included to give voters who had questions a way to call the Registrar’s Office for assistance.

“The number 6 in the telephone number looks like the number 8 to some voters,” Liveoak said. “When they call it, they get a county resident and not the Registrar’s Office. This gentleman has already gotten about 100 calls.”

Liveoak said the correct number to call for assistance is 256-233-6405.

Text Only
Local News


Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror'
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee