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The information on this page pertains to the 2010 General Election. Election information for 2012 will be posted closer to those elections.

LWVAL Co-hosts 2010 Alabama Gubernatorial Debates

  • September 16, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., University of Alabama, Moody Music Concert Hall
  • October 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Auburn University, Student Center Ballroom
View the debates and read news coverage.

Alabama Appellate Courts Voter Guide

Now online!
The LWVAL Education Fund provides a nonpartisan online guide to information about the Alabama courts of appeal (AL Supreme Court, AL Court of Civil Appeals, AL Court of Criminal Appeals) and the candidates running in those elections in 2010. See the Alabama Appellate Courts Voter Guide.

Get a Sample Ballot

These are ballots from the November 2, 2010 election. Link remains posted for historical information.

The Office of the AL Secretary of State has made November 2 general election ballots available online categorized by county and party. Download the general election ballot(s) for your county.

NOTE: From the web page linked above, all Jefferson County ballots are displayed in full including candidates in local races that may differ from one area of the county to another according to district (e.g. county commission races, state legislative races). Only one ballot is displayed for most other counties. Local district races may or may not be displayed on these ballots.

Proposed Alabama Constitutional Amendments

  • Proposed Constitutional Amendments that will appear on all ballots statewide except Blount Co. Download.
  • Proposed statewide Constitutional Amendments that will appear on ballots in Blount Co. and Constitutional Amendments that will appear on ballots only in Blount Co. Download.

Follow the money

Under the Fair Campaign Practices Act, contributions to candidate campaigns and Political Action Committees (PACs) and disbursements from those entities must be reported to the Secretary of State. Read these finance reports where you can search by candidates or PAC.

Read, watch, listen

Look for nonpartisan sources of information about the candidates such as from the League of Women Voters. For example, the LWVAL Education Fund provides nonpartisan information about appellate court candidates in its Alabama Appellate Courts Voter Guide. The LWVAL Education Fund cosponsored two Alabama gubernatorial debates - Sept. 16 and Oct. 19. View these debates and read news coverage. Contact a local League of Women Voters to find out about candidate forums and debates for local races. Check out these great tips...
Debates 101: Host a debate watching party. Learn how to critically watch a candidate debate.

The news media is 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

These guides from the League of Women Voters Education Fund show how to critically judge a candidate and watch a debate. Read.

Find more election information for AL (& all other states) at this resource of the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

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