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Alabama Moves One Step Closer To Removing Racist Language From State Constitution

Alabama voters approved an amendment to remove racist language from the state constitution. But change won't be fast and there are more hurdles to clear.

Voters Change Constitution With Votes For At Least Five Amendments

Five of the six statewide amendments on Alabama’s ballot passed Tuesday.

Trump Sweeps Alabama, Tuberville Ousts Jones for Senate Seat

Trump won Alabama overwhelmingly Tuesday night over Democrat Joe Biden.

Tommy Tuberville Wins Alabama U.S. Senate Race

Tommy Tuberville will serve as the next U.S. senator from Alabama. He'll serve alongside current U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

Live: 2020 Election Updates And Results

November 3rd was the final voting day of the 2020 election. The presidency as well as several key Senate, House and gubernatorial races were on the line. Follow NPR’s coverage and results.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide: Finally, Voters Are Streaming Into Polls for Election Day 2020

Voters are turning out Tuesday to vote in the 2020 general election.

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Deeply Red Alabama Returns To Form With Tuberville Win

Republican Tommy Tuberville defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.

Jeffco Election Officials Work Through The Weekend To Fix Absentee Ballots

Some voters in Jefferson County have already come in to "cure" their ballots and can continue to do so before the deadline on Monday, November 2, at 5 p.m.

Jones Tells Supporters He Can Beat Tuberville, Despite What Polls Say

Sen. Doug Jones, who is up for reelection on Tuesday, says the platform of his opponent, Republican Tommy Tuberville, has mostly been copied from President Trump.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide

Your guide to the 2020 Election.

Today Is The Deadline To Apply To Vote By Absentee

Today, Thursday, Oct. 29, is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Birmingham Council Approves Incentives Package To Bring Grocery Store To District 1

Birmingham's Roebuck neighborhood is getting a new grocery store in an effort to reduce food deserts in the city.

Some Jeffco Absentee Ballots In Jeopardy After Court Rulings

Local election officials say they're doing what they can to ensure every vote counts.

2020 Voter Guide: Jones Meets Tuberville In Scrimmage To Claim U.S. Senate Seat

This voter guide includes sample ballots, breakdowns of the constitutional amendments up for a vote and profiles of candidates.

Uncertainty Looms Over Validity Of Some Jefferson County Absentee Ballots

County voters who used a waiver to bypass the state's witness or notary requirements are unsure whether their absentee ballots will be counted.

Poll Watchers Have Strict Rules To Follow, And So Do Others

Here are a few dos and don'ts at the polls this Election Day.

Woodfin Says Sale Of Parking Decks Would Lessen COVID-19’s Economic Damage

The city could sell six parking decks, the proceeds from which could help offset a significant budget shortfall sparked by the pandemic.

Live: Final Presidential Debate Between Trump And Biden

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden held a debate October 22 in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. This final debate had new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Follow updates and analysis.

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic

The Alabama secretary of state and attorney general hailed the order as a victory.

Young Alabama Voters Look Forward To Election Day

More than 15 million people have turned 18 since the last presidential election, and new research shows they are interested and politically active. We checked in with three young Alabama women to hear what they’re thinking.

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Today, October 19, Is The Last Day To Register To Vote

A record number of people in Alabama have applied for and cast absentee ballots ahead of the November 3 election.

Crowds Turn Out For Saturday Absentee Voting in Jeffco

At 11:30 a.m., a line of several dozen absentee voters extended from a checkpoint in front of the courthouse to the heart of Linn Park. The Alabama Poor People’s Campaign, an advocacy group for low-income people, was among several groups manning tables with absentee ballot applications for voters to fill out before they got in […]

Your Guide To Alabama’s 2020 Constitutional Amendments

Changes to voting, the judicial system and the Alabama Constitution itself are on the ballot.

County Commission Votes To Open The Courthouses For Saturday Absentee Voting

The Jefferson County Commission voted unanimously Friday to open the courthouses in Birmingham and Bessemer for in-person absentee voting.

The Census Counting Is Done, But The Result Is Unknown

Officials note a 99.9% response rate for Alabama. What's behind that number is tricky.

Voters Answer Call To Become First-Time Poll Workers

As uncertainty around the November 3rd election looms, election officials and dozens of non-partisan organizations are recruiting poll workers.

Federal Court Says ID, Witnesses Required For Absentee Voting

To vote absentee you must now provide a photo ID and have the signatures of two witnesses or a notary.

Jefferson County Election Officials Consider Offering Absentee Voting On A Weekend

"The volume of absentee voting that we're seeing is truly unprecedented and we're doing it in the midst of a pandemic," said Jefferson County Probate Judge James Naftel.

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office Redesigns To Handle Throngs Of Voters

It was a working weekend of those in the clerk’s office as they set the stage for what they hope is a more efficient processing of in-person absentee voters.

Watch Live: Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett would fill the seat left vacant with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Watch the hearings live. (Oct. 12-14 starting at 8 a.m. Central. This special coverage will preempt our regular schedule.)

Secretary of State Intervenes As Frustration Mounts Among Jefferson County Voters

The Alabama Secretary of State's Office created a new plan to help Jefferson County with its long absentee voting lines and understaffing, but specifics of the plan remain unclear.