What's Happening in East Alabama!

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Calendar of Events

February 6th (Tuesday) - Auburn City Council Meeting at 7PM in the council chambers (141 N. Ross St.) Click here for the agenda and minutes from the last meeting. LWVEA member Bruno Ulrich is heading up the Observer Corps and has a few items of interest to share.Click here for the audio file of this meeting.

February 8th (Thursday) - Auburn City Planning Commission Meeting at 5PM in 141 N. Ross St. Items on the agenda include a change in the height allowance in the COED (College Edge Overlay District) and the adoption of amendments to CompPlan 2030 for the Northwest Auburn Neighborhood Plan. Click here for the agenda and supporting documents. Public hearings will be held for these items. 

February 12th (Monday) - How to be Heard at the Alabama Legislature presented by Lucia Hermo of the ACLU of Alabama The League of Women Voters of East Alabama invites the ACLU of Alabama to give a workshop on "How to Be Heard in the Alabama Legislature." This informative session will provide introductory information about how the Alabama legislative process works. We will also get an update about key issues in the 2018 Legislative Session. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00 at the Auburn First Baptist Church (128 E. Glenn Ave.; park in College St. parking lot).

March 5th (Monday) - Board Meeting 5:30PM at 107 17th Place, Opelika. Open to all!
March 19th (Monday) - Program Meeting More details to come.


 2018 Elections

(They'll be here before you know it!)

June 5, 2018 - Statewide Primary Election

July 17, 2018 - Statewide Primary Runoff Election

August 28, 2018 - City of Auburn - Regular Municipal Election

November 6, 2018 - Statewide General Election

On the ballot: All state legislators and those in statewide offices (Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, etc.) PLUS U.S. Representative (AL-3) and Lee County offices.


2018 Guide To Your Government is here!

This guide has contact information for Auburn and Opelika city council members, Lee County commissioners, state legislators, members of Congress, as well as much more information. Once the file is opened, zoom in for easier viewing. Please let us know if the links for emails and websites do not work or if you have a better contact detail. This version was updated on April 18th.


Register To Vote on Your Phone or Online!

  • Are you a US citizen?
  • Will you be 18 years old on or before election day?
  • Do you have a valid Alabama Driver's license or nondriving ID? *

If so, download the mobile app (Vote for Alabama) to quickly and easily register to vote for the first time or to update your current registration due to address or name change. You can also go to AlabamaVotes.gov to register online.

* If you have another valid ID such as an out-of-state license, click here to download a registration form. Mail it in to the Board of Registrars in your county (addresses found on Page 3 of the downloaded form).

Correct address = better voting experience!


Valid Photo Voter ID is Required to Vote: What Do I Need?

Bring one of the following valid (unexpired) photo IDs when you go to vote:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License (unexpired or no more than 60 days past expired)
  • Valid Alabama Nondriver ID
  • Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID Card (available for free if you do not possess one of the other valid IDs)
  • Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state) (including unexpired driver's licenses from other states)
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Valid US passport
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid student or employee ID issued by a state institution of higher learning in any other state (does not include private universities in other states)
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

How To Obtain a Free Voter ID (if you do not possess a valid photo ID)

Fact Sheet: What you need to know to get a Photo Voter ID Card
Examples of Identity Documents to obtain a FREE Photo ID
Here is a copy of the booklet from the AlabamaVotes.gov that outlines the photo ID law.


Upcoming Voter Registration Events

Click here to volunteer for a Voter Registration Event.

On-going - Area senior living and retirement communities The LWVEA will be visiting local senior living and retirement communities in the area. Updating addresses is an inportant part of our work.

On-going - Local high school and university registration drives We are always looking for more events to add to our schedule. Let us know if you have an event where we can participate.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! We know your time is valuable. Voter registration events are a great way to give back to the community with very little time commitment from you. Email voter-services for more information on volunteer opportunities or if you have a suggestion for an event.


Read Charlotte Ward's remembrances of the LWV of East Alabama (originally known as the LWV of Auburn)


Past LWVEA Voters:  

January 2015

September 2014    August 2014

March 2014       February 2014
January 2014   November 2013
October 2013   September 2013  
August 2013    July 2013

 Tailgate @ the Library
 The LWVEA is all set to register voters at the Draughon Library on the Auburn campus! This looks GREAT!!!

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