alabama voting

Mayor Reed Gives City Officials Time Off to Vote

Mayor Reed announced on Thursday Sept. 24th that he is giving city officials paid time off to vote in this year’s election. From now until October 29th, city employees will have one hour of paid time off to request an absentee ballot and will have two hours of paid time off to vote in person on November 3rd. “I cannot…

Judge Says Alabama Won’t Be Forced to Change Congressional Districts Before 2020

A federal judge says a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s congressional districts will go forward, but the state can’t be forced to redraw lines before 2020.  U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre issued the decision in Birmingham. Eight African-American voters filed the 2018 voting rights lawsuit contending the state illegally packs minority voters into a single congressional district. The lawsuit contends Alabama should…