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Did you miss your opportunity to vote on November 7, 2006? Don't let another voting opportunity go by - REGISTER TODAY! And next time make your voice heard at the ballot box!
It's easy as 1 - 2 - 3...
if you have:
Moved (even down the street!)
Questions? Not sure if you should re-register? Want to find out where to vote? Other questions? Call:
Get an Alabama Voter Guide 2006 from the Alabama Secretary of State.
for Armed Services & Other Overseas Citizens
Voting Assistance Program
Get informed and get involved. Let the candidates know what you think and what you expect. Remember it's YOUR democracy!
2006 Alabama Supreme Court Voter Guide - Who were the candidates running for election to your Alabama Supreme Court? What are their judicial philosophies, and what do they think is the greatest area of need in the Alabama judicial system? The candidates were recently asked to provide their background information, campaign contact information, and answers to seven nonpartisan questions. Read their responses. The Guide is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Alabama Education Fund and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice. - Press release
The Candidates in Alabama
See the list of candidates on ballots in Alabama on November 7, 2006. Contact information is included. Choose a format...
The above list does NOT include county and local races such as for a Probate Judgeship, Sheriff, or County Commission seat. Contact the office of your County Probate Judge for information about candidates in these races.
Candidate Campaign Finance Information
contributed to Alabama candidates and how much was given? Follow the
Amendments to the AL Constitution
Statewide Constitutional Amendments
There will be three ballot measures on all ballots in Alabama. In summary, these would:
County Specific Constitutional Amendments
One or more of nineteen state constitutional amendments will appear on ballots in certain counties. Such amendments are proposed for Autauga, Baldwin, Butler, Crenshaw, DeKalb, Elmore, Excambia, Geneva, Lawrence, Lee, Mobile, Shelby, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties.Read all the constitutional amendments (3 statewide, 19 county specific) as they will be appear on ballots in Alabama.
the newspaper. Listen to broadcast media
Your local news media is usually a good source for unbiased coverage of candidate activities and positions. (Note that media editorial boards often endorse candidates. However, the news coverage should be non-partisan.) Pay attention to what the candidates do and how they have voted if currently in office. Political ads are not good sources for judging candidates, especially not negative ads against an opponent. Consult the Alabama Media Guide for political coverage in your area.
Download this brochure to see what issues young voters care about and what they're asking their candidates. Throw in your voice at a candidate event and... SMACKDOWN YOUR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY! Visit the SmackDown Your Vote web site, too!
See this site! ... rich with spoken word artists and comedy celebrity PSA video clips. Check it out! Hey, they're teamed with Comedy Central - whadya expect? Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign initiated in 2004 to energize and empower a new movement of young voters to participate in the 2004 presidential election... continuing now through the 2006 election season!
MTV's Rock the Vote
Another must see, media rich site! Rock the Vote "engages youth in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into its activities. ...mobilizes young people to create positive social and political change in their lives and communities." And they're cool, too!
Kids Voting USA
For the future voters. "Kids Voting USA® (KVUSA) is working to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated, engaged voters." Teachers and kids, be sure to check out the Kids Voting USA resource page!
Voting Information and Resources
The 2 most important things to remember when voting in Alabama:
1. Bring ID when you go to vote. Learn more.
2A. Go to the polling place where your name is on the polling list. If you have moved within the county since you last voted, tell the polling official that you want to submit a change of address. If you have any doubt of the polling place where your name is on the polling list, VERIFY by calling your County Board of Registrars.
2B. If you have moved within the same county since you registered to vote or last updated your voter registration information, you may go to the polling place for your new address. Your name will not be on the polling list of the polling place for your new address unless you have notified your county Board of Registrars that you have moved. Tell the polling official that you want to submit a change of address AND vote a "provisional ballot."
To find the polling location for your current address, begin by entering "Alabama"
(or other if you are registered to vote in a different state)
in the box below....
NOTE: If you have moved to another county in Alabama since you registered to vote or last updated your voter registration information, re-register to vote in your new county as soon as possible!
Five Things You Need to Know on Election Day gives you five simple steps that you can take to protect your vote. Also, included... "3 Ways to Make Voting a Breeze." Familiarize yourself with new election procedures and take action to personally ensure that your vote is counted. Click here to download this handy palm-sized card. [También disponible en español.]
[NOTE: The card states that you may need ID at your polling place. In Alabama, you MUST show id in order to vote. Get the list of acceptable ID.]
About Absentee Voting
If you cannot go to your
polling place to vote on election day, you may be eligible to vote by mail or vote in person
before election day in your county Circuit Clerk's office.
This is called absentee voting. Absentee voting is only
certain circumstances, however. It is the voting method used by
millitary and overseas personel, college students, the homebound, poll
workers, and those with last minute business or health emergencies.
Check out this absentee
voting information from the AL Secretary of State to see if
you are eligible and how to vote absentee. Remember,
you do have to apply
for an absentee ballot, and your application must
be received no later than five days before the election. Contact your County Circuit Clerk (who is
the Absentee Election Manager of the county) if you have questions
about absentee voting.
Alabama you are required to present current, valid identification
before you can vote. It doesn't have to be a photo ID, but some
accepted types of ID must include your name and address. There are MANY
acceptable forms of voter identification.
A few examples are:
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