In Alabama you can now register to vote or update your voter information online on your computer or smart cell phone. .

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Attention Local League Boards...
LWVAL Council 2016
May 14, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of Montgomery
2810 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
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9:30 am - Coffee and check in
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meeting

How many delegates can your
League send to Council?
What are the powers of the Council?
See this excerpt from the LWVAL Bylaws.

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The Voter
Fall 2015 Issue

Published November 25, 2015
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LWVAL 2016 Legislative Report
Reporting on the 2016 Regular Session
of the Alabama Legislature

Published Jan. 31, 2016
This week's report shows pre-filed bills of interest.
The 2016 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature convened
Tuesday, February 2.

During the regular session, LWVAL will keep citizens informed about the legislature's activities regarding issues of importance to the League via the 2016 Legislative Report. The report is updated weekly (with some exception). For each bill, the report includes bill sponsors, bill summary, complete bill text, current status of the legislation, LWVAL's position on the legislation, and LWVAL's action. Action Alerts urging citizens to contact their legislators are posted in this report at times when their voice will be most effective. See the LWVAL 2016 Legislative Priorities list for the issues on which the LWVAL Action Team will be focused during the 2016 regular legislative session. The 2015 Legislative Report remains posted for your review, along with the First and Second Special Sessions of 2015.

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ALABAMA PRIMARY ELECTIONS
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 7 AM TO 7 PM
BRING
VALID, ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID.
LEARN ABOUT THE PHOTO ID VOTING REQUIREMENT.

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VOTE411.ORG IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALABAMA!

Vote411.org is the ”one-stop-shop" for election related information. Read candidate responses to relevant questions, get constitutional amendment referendum information, and see answers to your election process questions (registration, restoration of rights, absentee voting, and more). Get started by entering your address in the widget below, and create your ballot!

ELECTION CALENDAR
  • Jan. 6 — Absentee voting begins for Primary Elections
  • Feb. 12 — Voter registration deadline for Primary (hand delivery)
  • Feb. 13 — Voter registration deadline for Primary (postmark)
  • Feb. 15 — Voter registration deadline for Primary (NEW! online registration)
  • Feb. 25 — Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot.
  • Feb. 29 — Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.
  • MARCH 1 — PARTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS - Polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m
  • March 8 — Absentee UOCAVA ballot receipt deadline*
  • March 8 —Absentee voting begins for Primary Runoff (if necessary)
  • March 28 — Voter registration deadline for Primary Election Runoff
  • April 11— Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot for Primary Election Runoff
  • APRIL 12 — PARTY PRIMARY ELECTIONS RUNOFF (if necessary) - Polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m
  • April 19 — Absentee UOCAVA ballot receipt deadline for Primary Election Runoff*
  • [Deadlines for General Election will be posted later.]
  • NOVEMBER 8 — GENERAL ELECTION

* Absentee UOCAVA ballots must be postmarked no later that Election Day.


PHOTO Voter ID is now required to vote in Alabama. Do you have qualifying ID? Find out more here.

The Secretary of State's mobile photo voter ID units occasionally tour the state to provide free photo voter ID for those who qualify. Here are the scheduled visits. Photo voter ID can also be obtained in the office of your county's Board of Registrars.

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QUESTIONS ON ELECTION DAY?

See information below or call:
YOUR COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRARS OR
AL SECRETARY OF STATE ELECTIONS DIV. @ 1-800-274-8683 OR
LWVAL @ 205 871-8194

ALABAMA REGISTRATION AND ELECTION INFORMATION


Get more election information from the AL Secretary of State.


Other Election Resources



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IMPORTANT NEW VOTING REQUIREMENT!
PHOTO Voter Identification is required to vote.

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In order to vote in Alabama you will be required to show a valid PHOTO VOTER ID at the polls or, if voting absentee, you will be required to include a copy of a valid voter photo ID with your absentee ballot (UNLESS you are voting absentee due to AGE OR DISABILITY and your polling place is not accessible.*) If you do not have valid photo ID, you may get one for free at the Secretary of State's office in Montgomery or at the office of your county Board of Registrars.

Only specific types of photo ID are acceptable for voting. These are the types of acceptable photo ID:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • „ Valid Alabama Nondriver ID
  • „ Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID Card
  • „ Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
  • „ Valid Federal issued ID
  • „ Valid US passport
  • „ Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board or other entity of this state
  • „ Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • „ Valid student or employee ID issued by a state institution
  • of higher learning in any other state
  • „ Valid Military ID
  • „ Valid Tribal ID

*IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: Are you unable to go to the polls to vote due to your age (at least 65 years of age) or disability and your polling place is not accessible, and for that reason you qualify to vote absentee? If so, you are not required to include a copy of a photo ID with your absentee ballot. Simply check on your absentee envelope that you are voting absentee due to age or disability. For more information about this exception to the voter photo ID requirement, see pages 11-12 of the Alabama Photo Voter ID Guide.

Where can I get a FREE Alabama Photo Voter ID?
A voter may obtain a free Alabama photo voter ID card at the
following locations:

Here is official information about the law from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office.

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