Polls open today 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

By ED HOWELL
Posted 8/15/17

Daily Mountain Eagle

County voters will go to the polls today to decide a proposed 1-cent county sales tax for debt, roads and other needs, as well as the nominees in the U.S. Senate race to replace Jeff Sessions.

Polls will be open from 7 …

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Polls open today 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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Daily Mountain Eagle

County voters will go to the polls today to decide a proposed 1-cent county sales tax for debt, roads and other needs, as well as the nominees in the U.S. Senate race to replace Jeff Sessions.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. across the county and the state.

Runoff races in the Senate contest will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26, if any are needed, and the General Election between the Democratic and Republican nominees will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Voters will be asked if they wish a Republican or Democratic ballot. This will be the first election in the state that will require that those voting in the primary contest must vote in the same party if they return for any runoff race. A new law was passed in the Legislature this year to require adhering to the state party during the primaries. In the General Election, one can vote for anyone, and write-ins will be allowed at that time.

One may ask for a ballot with just the referendum if one does not desire to vote in the Senate primaries.

Odom said voters who have moved and not updated their address are urged to contact the Walker County Board of Registrars on the first floor of the courthouse, where one can also register to vote.

They may also call 205-384-7279 for more information, or go to www.alabamavotes.org to make applications or to make changes. The email address is Walker@vote.alabama.gov.

People with questions may also go to the Secretary of State’s election website, alabamavotes.gov, which has many other election details and allows online help for a number of needs, such as sample ballots and Voter ID. The Secretary of State’s Office can also be reached at 1-800-274-8683.

Voter ID is now required in Alabama during elections. A number of identification cards, including a driver’s license, is allowed for voter ID.

Anyone without those forms of identification may apply for a free voter ID card from the state at various locations, including the Board of Registrars Office, mobile locations and online.

Also, as of 2015, officials now allow a voter who is physically disabled or over the age or 70 to move to the front of the line at a polling place upon request of the voter, according to last year’s state voter guide.

The number of active and inactive voters in the county is 46,491, a spokesman for the Probate Judge’s Office said Monday.