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Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming November 3, 2020 Alabama general election. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct. Autauga County Baldwin County Barbour County Bibb County Blount County Bullock County Butler County Calhoun County Chambers County Cherokee County Chilton County Choctaw County Clarke County Clay County Cleburne County Coffee County Colbert County Conecuh County Coosa County Covington County Crenshaw County Cullman County Dale County Dallas County Dekalb County Elmore County Escambia County Etowah County Fayette County Franklin County Geneva County Greene County Hale County Henry County Houston County Jackson County Jefferson County Lamar County Lauderdale County Lawrence County Lee County Limestone County Lowndes County Macon County Madison County Marengo…

Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming July 14, 2020 Alabama Republican and Democratic primary runoff races. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct. Some counties do not have a Democratic runoff election scheduled. Autauga County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Baldwin County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Barbour County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bibb County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Blount County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bullock County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Butler County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Calhoun County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chambers County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Cherokee County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chilton County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Choctaw County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Clarke County Democratic Ballot Republican…

Henry County Commission Meeting on Front Lawn

On Tuesday morning, the Henry County Commission held a meeting outside of the front lawn of the county courthouse, something likely to be a first in the county’s history. I was intrigued to hear about this, so I reached out to them with a few questions on the specifics of how they conducted their meeting and how other counties in the state of Alabama can learn from them in order to hopefully reclaim some sense of normalcy in this unprecedented time. Henry County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman David Money reached back out to me with answers to my questions. 1. With the state of Alabama currently being under a stay-at-home order, how did you all plan this meeting and what challenges did you all…

Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming March 3, 2020 Alabama Republican and Democratic primaries. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct. View 2020 Alabama Primary Runoff Sample Ballots Autauga County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Baldwin County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Barbour County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bibb County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Blount County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bullock County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Butler County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Calhoun County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chambers County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Cherokee County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chilton County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Choctaw County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Clarke County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Clay County Democratic Ballot…

A lightbulb on dollar bill, energy saving concept

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that twenty-one community service agencies in Alabama will receive $46.2 million in grants to assist low-income families by helping pay their energy bills. The grants were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The grants were administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. “Many low-income families in Alabama are forced to weigh between staying warm in their homes or having food and prescription medicine,” Ivey said in a press release. “These grants will help many elderly, disabled and families with children not have to make those choices. Here is the list of Alabama agencies receiving grant money and the respective amounts they are receiving: Community Action…

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that she has awarded grants totaling more than $2.5 million to help homeless Alabamians with immediate housing assistance and to help others who are in danger of becoming homeless. The funding from the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program will support organizations across the state that provide shelter, legal and health services, as well as financial education for families and individuals without a residence. The ESG program also can assist with moving costs, including rental and utility deposits, for these families.   “While many of us are looking forward to the holidays and spending time with friends and family, we should also remember that some of our fellow Alabamians are struggling to keep a roof over their heads, and…

Kay Ivey

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday, following the round of severe weather that impacted portions of Alabama, issued the following statement: “This morning, I began the process of calling local leaders who were affected by last night’s storm. I join the community of Town Creek in grieving the loss of a husband and wife. While most of us slept through the storm, a family is waking up today devastated. I will be praying for their family and the community, and I offer any assistance from the state that is available as they start the process of rebuilding. “I urge everyone to remember those who were affected, whether it be those who have lost family members, those who were injured or those who lost their homes. We…

First Baptist Church In Opelika, Alabama

For the third year in a row, Rep. Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville) has proposed expanding Alabama’s Stand-Your-Ground law to include legal protection for those using deadly force to protect churches or church members. As the bill has stalled in the house, Greer and six of his colleagues have proposed constitutional amendments for their counties should HB 49 fail to pass again. Greer has gotten HB 461 for Lauderdale County through the house. It now awaits consideration before the Senate Local Legislation Committee. Rep. Danny Crawford (R-Athens) saw his HB 472 pass the Limestone Local Legislation Committee last week and pass the full house on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the House Local Legislation Committee will discuss HB 523, introduced by Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals) for Colbert County…

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