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2020 Election Day Just a Few Hours Away

As Election Day approaches, Montgomery along with the rest of the United States has seen record numbers in absentee and early voting. Montgomery Mayor Reed has granted all city employees two hours of paid time off to vote. Polls open at 7 AM and will close at 7 Pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.   Categories: Montgomery Metro, News Tags: election,…

Former Mayor Strange Joins Mayor Reed in Final Plea for MPS Funding

On Friday, Oct. 30, former Mayor Todd Strange and current Mayor Steven Reed, met at city hall to give a final plea to voters to vote for MPS funding on election day. The two say funding MPS schools will benefit students, improve schools, and enhance the city’s narrative. Mayor Reed says gaining the communities trust is a vital part in…

Montgomery and Religious Leaders Encourage Voters to Turn Over Ballots

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, several Montgomery and religious leaders met at the state’s capitol to encourage voters to vote for Amendment 382. If the referendum is passed, it would increase Montgomery’s millage tax from the state’s minimum of ten mills to over 18 mills. Officials say that could generate 33 million more dollars for the school system. Election day is…

Montgomery County Courthouse Reserves Parking for Absentee Voters

With less than a month to request an absentee ballot, Montgomery County officials have prepared the courthouse for voting. The courthouse has been under several renovations in the last month and included parking for absentee voters and directions to vote. Absentee Election Manager, Gina Ishman, says “Coming in person allows the voter to meet all the requirements in one stop….

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…

Montgomery Probate Judge Outlines Election-Day Procedures

Monday  was a busy day at polling locations across the state, in preparation for Tuesday’s run-off election. Voting will undoubtedly look different this year, as polling sites are implementing health and safety guidelines for poll workers and voters. “You’ll be greeted by a poll worker wearing personal protective equipment”, explained Montgomery probate Judge  JC Love as he walked Alabama News…

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Vote

A medical marijuana bill is headed to its first floor vote in the Alabama Legislature as advocates hope to make headway after years of setbacks. The bill is on the proposed debate agenda in the Alabama Senate. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana for 15 conditions –…

Qualifying for Montgomery’s Mayoral Race Begins Tuesday, July 2nd

There are only 57 days left until people living in Montgomery vote for their next mayor and there are a few things that people have on their wish list. “We need more people on the force so we can have better patrol – more to see to the crime that is happening in this city – work on that. I…