Tips to Get Your Vote Counted in November

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There is one thing about me; I love the whole process of voting.  I remember being a kid and watching my parents go vote faithfully.  My mother would often remind me while she was driving to the polls about the Women’s Suffrage movement.  I can still hear her saying, “Mary, remember - women didn’t even have the right to vote until 1920.”  According to History Channel, “The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage, and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.”  Why would anyone be prevented from voting always confused me as a kid and even as an adult.  Imagine my shock when I found out as a kid when other groups were not allowed to vote.  I believe that is what sparked my interest in the whole voting process.

It’s getting closer and closer to the general election, which is November 3, 2020, and there are great resources to help you navigate voting in Alabama, which is www.AlabamaVotes.gov  and by calling toll free: 1-800-274-8683.

QUALIFICATIONS  

According to Alabama Votes, “the qualifications to register to vote in the State of Alabama, an individual must meet the following qualifications:”

  • Be a United States Citizen 
  • Reside in Alabama 
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have rights restored) 
  • Have not been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court 

DEADLINE 

According to Rock The Vote, the deadline for voter registration for the Alabama General Election on November 3, 2020, is that it must be “received by Monday, October 19, 2020, and online by Monday, October 19, 2020.

GET REGISTERED TO VOTE 

There are easy ways for you to get registered to vote.  According to Alabama Votes, you can do the following:

Online registration 

Fillable PDF and mail it in  

They can mail you a form for you to fill out and send it back in.

DON’T KNOW IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE 

 

If you don’t know if you are already registered to vote or would like to confirm, it’s pretty simple.  Click here to do a registrant search with Alabama Votes.  It would help if you had your county, first name, last name, and date of birth.  It double-checked my voter registration, and it took less than 30 seconds.

(Source) For more from the History Channel, click here.  For more from Alabama Votes, click here.  For more from Rock The Vote, click here.