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Everything You Need to Know About Absentee Voting

Record numbers of absentee ballots are being cast in Montgomery, and across the nation.

The 2020 general election is two weeks away and thousands of absentee ballots have been cast in Alabama. There are nine days left to apply for an absentee ballot. To vote absentee in person, all a registered voter has to do is provide phone ID and complete a one page application. In Montgomery County, absentee voting is happening at the…

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….

Civil Rights Groups Appeal Alabama Voter ID Ruling

Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in U.S. District Court in northern Alabama on Tuesday. The organizations sued in 2015, arguing that the law disenfranchises 100,000 voters….

Lower Turnout, Higher Write-Ins Predicted For U.S. Senate Special Election

Monday was the last day for Alabamians to register to vote in the December 12th special election

The U.S. Senate race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore continues to dominate local and national headlines. This, due in big part to recent sexual misconduct allegations aimed at Moore. But, how will the controversy translate at the polls? Secretary of State John Merrill says he is lowering his initial prediction for voter turnout on December 12th. “With all…