Voter guide to 2018 Election Day, including discount rides to the polls by Uber and Lyft

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Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day ! By Wednesday morning, Alabama voters will have elected its slate of constitutional officers (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor), a new State Senate and House, Chief Justice and judges statewide and locally.  All seven U.S. congressional seats are up for grabs, and so are local sheriffs, district attorneys, county clerks and local offices. And don’t forget the constitutional amendments.

Let Your Ballot Be Your Guide

There are many county and statewide offices in play, so be sure to educate yourself on your representation choices. There are a lot of candidates  in Jefferson County alone. So here’s  how to figure out what’s what:

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Photo by: Pat Byington of the Alabama State Capitol

Next, Where To Vote

Some 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 & Lyft have 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—on the When We All Vote  , national website dedicated to help people to the polls.

Here is the bonus. Uber and Lyft will give you discounted rides to the polls on Tuesday.

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Visit for details:

Lyft – Teaming with Buzzfeed, they are giving riders a 50% discount to the polls –  HERE

Uber – Teaming with Vote Together and Democracy Works. Details – HERE

Rain in the early morning, sunshine the rest of the day

Screenshot of Election Day forecast, Tuesday, November 6 from the Weather Channel

Last, but not least, rain is in the forecast for early Tuesday morning, but the hourly forecast by the Weather Channel predicts sunny skies most of the day.  You can’t use weather as an excuse not to vote!

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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