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“Showplace of the South” center of the political world tonight

Line for GOP forumIt’s the day before the Alabama Republican presidential primary and all through the state, there were a lot of folks stirring, though they may not be at the debate.

It’s actually not a debate, but a GOP presidential candidate forum being held at the historic Alabama Theatre this evening (March 12) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and seating will be first come, first served (with a maximum capacity of 2,500). Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have both accepted invitations to attend; Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have been invited but have not indicated whether or not they will show up.

If you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry. ABC 33/40, Fox 6 are planning on simulcasting the event on their websites and via their digital TV signals (there may be more). The Birmingham News‘ Marty Swant plans to live tweet the forum as well.

You may also want to avoid the area around the Alabama this evening as 3rd Avenue North is currently blocked off between 18th and 19th Streets.

By the way, with all of the attention being focused on the Republican primary tomorrow, there have been a lot of links flying around about voting for delegates to the national conventions for both the Democrats and the Republicans (PDF format).

Where to watch Election night returns in Birmingham

I’ve been spending most of the day moving (after waiting in line to vote early this morning), so I’ve actually avoided most of the last minute politicizing. It also looks like I’ll be spending the evening unpacking the house (and settling into The Terminal’s new offices), but you… you have options.

Here are just a few choices after the jump.

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Don’t forget to register so you can vote February 5

The deadline for folks that are not currently registered to vote in the February 5 election is next Friday, January 25!

You may also want to keep in mind the fact that if you’re not going to be in town on 2.5.2008, you’ll want to have signed up for an absentee ballot by January 31.

There are a few options out there if you still need to register…

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