How Easy Is It To Vote in Alabama?
How Easy Is It To Vote In Alabama?
Residents of Alabama tend to think of voting as something you traditionally do on Election Day, a ritual, where you go to the polls, fill out your ballot in a booth, then wear an "I Voted" sticker to announce to all that you have done your civic duty. The truth is often more difficult than that, as we have witnessed every year the hourslong lines, malfunctioning technology and utter confusion at polling places across Alabama, amid a pandemic, this ritual is not only ineffective, it may also be dangerous.
The ability to exercise our right to vote is under attack. The President of the United States has assailed mail-in-voting, even though it is safe, secure, and more popular than ever. He has refused funding for the U.S. Postal Service, the agency millions depend upon to return their absentee ballots.
This article is written to assist Alabama citizens vote, and make sure their ballots are actually counted. It is also written for voters who are understandably worried that their vote might not be counted due to the problems of mail delivery and Alabama state election laws.
Let's take a close look at a few of the stipulations in Alabama for someone to vote.
- Registration deadline is October 19, 2020
- Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot
- Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot
- There is no early in-person voting
- Voter ID is strict (At the polls, you must show a government-issued photo ID unless two election officials persanally attest to yor identity.)
- Vote by mail: Excuse required, though all voters can city fear of COVID-19
- Absentee ballots must be signed by two witnesses or a notary public
Remember that you must register to vote online, by mail, or in person at a board of registrars. There is no same -day registration When returning your absentee ballot, voters will need include a photocopy of their ID,. Absentee ballots must be signed by two witnesses or a notary public. You can usually find a notary public at a bank, and the service is often free if you are a customer.