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Online voting hoax in Alabama claims idle voters must re-register

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Alabama state officials say an online hoax is spreading untrue rumors about voting registration.

Secretary of State Beth Chapman says e-mail messages and Facebook posts are claiming people need to re-register to vote in the upcoming election if they haven't voted since 2008.

Chapman says the messages aren't true and that voters' names will still be on the voter lists regardless of whether they voted in past elections.

Federal law prohibits states from removing people from voter rolls for failing to cast ballots.

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