Make your voice heard – VOTE! Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 is the next General Election. Disability Rights & Resources is here to answer your voting questions! For general voting rights & information, click here. Below are answers to our most common voting questions:
How do I know where to vote? Where you vote is based on where you live. You MAY vote at a different location for local elections and national elections. Click HERE to find your polling location!
How do I know if I am registered to vote? Click HERE to check your voting status. If you are not registered to vote in Alabama, it is too late to register for next week’s election. However, stop by one of our offices and we will help you register for the next election.
Do I need to take anything with me to vote? Yes, you must have a state issued ID to vote in an Alabama election. Click HERE to find out more!
What will the ballot look like? This election covers US Senate, US House of Representative, State Senate, State Representatives, State Attorney General and other Department positions, local district jobs (like judges, attorneys, and commissioners), and 10 proposed amendments. Click HERE to see a sample ballot for your county.
What are the amendments on the ballot and what do they mean in plain terms? There are 10 amendments proposed to the Alabama Constitution. Some are state-wide and some only impact certain areas. For a brief explanation in plain terms, click HERE or HERE. For the exact wording you will see on the ballot, click HERE. It is important to understand what the amendments mean to you. Be sure to ask questions and research if you don’t understand.
What if I can’t make it to the polls to vote? You may vote absentee. However, it is too late to vote absentee by mail. You can still go into your local county clerk’s office and vote in-person. There are rules to who is eligible and what you need to bring with you. Click HERE for all the information on absentee voting.
What if my polling location isn’t accessible? All polling locations should be accessible. If your polling location is not accessible to you, please contact ADAP.
What if I need accommodations to vote? Your polling place will have an accessible voting machine or you may have someone help you vote. If you are over age 70, you may also request to move to the front of the line to vote, instead of having to wait. Click HERE for details.