The deadline to register to vote in Alabama is October 22. Here is the link to register! Also, more information about who’s running for governor, along with statewide and local seats up for grabs in Birmingham.
Midterm elections are coming up across the nation, and looking at the governors’ races, Alabama is one of three states (Iowa, South Carolina) that elevated a lieutenant governor to governor. That means Kay Ivey (Later, Luv Gov) faces off against Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox.
Let Your Ballot Be Your Guide
There are many county and statewide offices up for grabs, so be sure to educate yourself on your representation choices. Here are the candidates and yes, there are a lot. So here’s how to figure out what’s what:
- Know your districts. Follow this link to find yours.
- Find your ballot. Here is the sample ballot list (It’s 350 pages long), and you can call the Registrars Office (scroll to the bottom for contact info.) to confirm which of the numbered ballots is yours.
- Study your candidates. Here’s a good place to start.
Next, Where To Vote
Voting precinct locations have recently changed in Birmingham. You can call the Board of Registrars to confirm your location, and here is a list of the new precincts, too.
Free Rides To The Polls In Birmingham
Need a lift? Uber has you covered:
- On Tuesday, November 6, anyone in the U.S. will be able to quickly find their polling place and book a ride to go vote—with just a few taps in the Uber app. (Make sure you’re using the latest version of the app.)
- To help support voter registration efforts, Uber has partnered with When We All Vote to provide our customers with easy-to-use voter registration tools. They also began sharing registration resources with riders through the Uber app.
- Here’s more.