ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF REGISTRARS
Alabama Association of the Boards of Registrars (AABOR) is the professional association for Alabama's voter registrars. AABOR has been established to promote good fellowship among the Boards of Registrars of the State of Alabama, to improve and extend the service rendered to the public by its members and, by united action, work for the betterment of every Board of Registrars in the State.
Alabama Registrars are appointed for a four year term by the Governor, State Auditor, or the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.
All persons, who are serving as appointees, either as Chairman or Member, in the Office of the Board of Registrars in this State shall, so long as they remain in office, be eligible for membership in this Association. The Association shall have the right to designate distinguished citizens of Alabama and persons who rendered exceptional service to the Association.
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Bibb County Board of Registrars
Family: I was married to my husband, Bob, who was a farmer, for 46 years. We have a beautiful daughter, April, who is now an Alabama Senator from District 14 (Bibb, Chilton, and Shelby County). April is married to Darrel Weaver, a physician. I have a lovely granddaughter, Holly, who is a pharmacy student at Samford. My dog, Buster, is 14 years old and very much a member of the family.
When were you first appointed and what do you like most about being a Registrar? I have been a Registrar for over 40 years, over two decades as chairman. My first appointment was by Governor George Wallace in 1978. I have always loved the people I work with - I have been a Registrar for so long and know so many that they feel like my own kids now. Of course, what Registrars do is very important work, a very big responsibility. It is much, much more than registering people to vote. We really are the guardians of the vote. It feels good to be a part of something larger than yourself.
What are your hobbies or interests? I love to garden and travel. Recently I returned from visiting four states I had never seen before. I grow tomatoes, squash, okra, peppers…I love cucumbers and grow a lot of them. I will bring in bags of cucumbers to work and give them away. If I don’t bring in cucumbers from my garden people will ask where they are!
What are you most proud of in your life? I am most proud of my family. They are my most prized possession. My world revolves around my family.
Lynda Hairston, Chairman Madison County, has known Pat for over 20 years and had this to say: “Pat is one of the most dedicated Registrars I have ever met. She goes above and beyond what is required to take care of people in her county. She is always pleasant and has a good attitude about life. Bibb County is lucky to have her!”