Special Election for US Senate Seat

(Formerly held by Sen. Jeff Sessions)

Click HERE to learn about the candidates from www.Vote411.org

September 26: Republican Primary Runoff

Republicans Roy Moore and Luther Strange will be on the ballot on September 26th. Democrat Doug Jones received a majority of votes in the primary and will automatically be on the December 12th ballot.

Keep the following in mind:

  • If you voted using a Republican ballot on 8/15, you may vote on 9/26 to choose the Republican candidate. This is because you participated in the Republican Primary and may now participate in the Republican Runoff.
  • If you voted using a Democratic ballot on 8/15, you may not vote on 9/26. This is because you voted in the Democratic Primary and there is no Runoff for the Democratic party.
  • All registered voters may participate in the General Election on December 12th. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates will be on the same ballot. Choose one.

December 12: General Election

Register or update your address online (if you have an Alabama driver's license or an Alabama nondriving ID) or apply for an Absentee Ballot


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2017 Guide To Your Government is here!

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.

What's Happening in East Alabama!

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ANNUAL MEETING RECAP - LWVEA elected new officers earlier this month at our annual meeting. Congratulations to co-Presidents Ann Moss and Cory Unruh, Secretary Stacey Blersch, and Treasurer Kristen De La Fuente. Our calendar is already filling up with voter registration events in anticipation of the 2018 primary and election, and monthly programs that will engage and inform voters in East Alabama.

Beth McDaniel was presented with the Phyllis Rea Award for contributions to the community that enhance the mission of the League. Kristen De La Fuente was presented with the Sue Flood Award for dedication to the League of Women Voters and its ongoing efforts.

Pat Vandermeer of Ready to Run spoke about encouraging more women to run for office and how to support a candidate.

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Calendar of Events

September 7th (Thursday) - Hot Topics After Work Social. Join us at Bombay Grill (1251 Opelika Rd) on the outside deck for happy hour and lively chatter about current events.

September 18th (Monday) - Membership and Planning Meeting. Doors open at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00. Auburn First Baptist Church (128 E. Glenn Ave., Auburn).

All are invited to our first meeting of the year. This will be a planning/membership meeting, but it will be much more interesting than it sounds. We will share our program schedule for the fall, discuss Get Out the Vote events leading up to December's special election, and discuss the legislative forum we have planned for early 2018. You don't want to miss this meeting -- we have a lot to talk about, and will have lots of opportunities to get involved.
We will also have a draft of the membership booklet to circulate to review. If you haven't paid your dues for this year (or want to join the League), contact Kristen De La Fuente at kdlf101@gmail.com or send your dues directly to her at 660 East Lane, Auburn, AL 36830.

September 26th (Tuesday) - National Voter Registration Day. It's also Republican Primary Run-Off Election Day. We will have locations around Auburn/Opelika to register voters and need volunteers to help out -- most of our regular volunteers will be working at polling places! Sign-up sheets will be available at the September 18th meeting. This is a great chance to get involved if you haven't before.


2017 Special Elections for US Senate Seat vacated by Sen. Jeff Sessions

September 26: Republican Primary Runoff (no Democratic Runoff)

December 12: General Election

 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 possibly U.S. Senator.


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.

Auburn CityFest (Saturday, April 29) - Members of the LWVEA will be on hand to register voters and discuss the 2018 elections. Volunteers are always welcome! Email president@lwv-eastalabama.org to find out how you can help!

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.


LWVEA Awarded Education Grant to Continue Youth Voter Registration Efforts in Lee and Macon Counties; Partnering with Auburn University's Chapter of the SPLC

We are so thrilled to announce that the League of Women Voters Education Fund has awarded LWVEA a pass-through grant to support our voter registration activities. This grant will fund our program to register high school seniors in Lee and Macon County this spring and early fall! We are excited to work with the AU Chapter of the Southern Poverty Law Center to double our efforts here in East Alabama. Read about us here! UPDATE: On February 9th, LWVEA and SPLC on Campus volunteers visited Opelika High School and registered more than 90 students. In March, we visited Smith Station High School and Lee County Youth Development Center and registered 111 and 13, respectively.


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

Guide To Your Government 2017 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, you will need to zoom in for easier viewing. Please let us know if the links for emails and websites do not work. Your representatives are waiting to hear from you!


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!!!

We Need Your Help!
The LWVEA now has active Facebook and Twitter accounts that already have posts and tweets. We need you to go to these sites and "Like" or "Follow" the LWVEA to increase our public presence and to join in the dialogue.

We also need suggestions of who/what to follow.  The LWVEA is already following several news outlets, local politicians and other Leagues but we can always add more! Send a message to @lwveastal to make suggestions.

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