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ARE YOU REGISTERED?
Fill out a registration form and mail it in to your County Board of Registrars. You do not have to declare a party affiliation in Alabama when you register. There is no required residency time limit for voter registration in Alabama. You must re-register if you have moved to another county. If you have moved (even down the street!) or have not voted in more than 4 years, fill out a Voter Registration Update Form at the polls.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT ONE OF THESE...
Birmingham News Voter Guide
Build your ballot based on your voting location and get candidate information.
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
There were 6 proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution that will be on all ballots statewide on November 4. There were 29 additional proposed constitutional amendments that will be on single county ballots. Click here to see all the proposed amendments.
Candidate Campaign Finance Information
Who has contributed to the candidates? How much? Follow the money.
Read, Listen, Watch
The 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 nonpartisan. Pay attention to what the candidates do and how they have voted if currently in office. Watch political ads with a critical eye, especially negative ads against an opponent.
Election Tools & Tips from LWVUS
Presidential Voters' Guide
Candidate Web Sites
Democratic Party Ticket
Republican Party Ticket
The following candidates will be listed on ballots in Alabama. Although they are associated with political parties, they did not meet the requirements to be listed on the ballot as representing their respective parties.
you're 18-30, you're hot!
Check out Declare Yourself - media-rich with hilarious spoken word artists and comedy celebrity PSA video clips. (Hey, they're teamed with Comedy Central - whadya expect?)
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!
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 USAź (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!
Find your polling place
Bring valid ID when you vote. Get the list.
ABSENTEE VOTING IN AL
Can't go to your polling place to vote on election day? You can 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 allowed under 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.
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.
for Armed Services & Other Overseas Citizens
Voting Assistance Program
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