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.

Health Experts Warn Alabama May See Another COVID-19 Surge; Fauci Is Optimistic About A Vaccine

Alabama could see another surge of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. But a vaccine could be around the coroner, according to the country's top infectious disease expert.

UAB Launches First Uterus Transplant Program In Southeast

For women without a functioning uterus, uterine transplantation offers the possibility to become pregnant.

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.

Activists Travel To Alabama To Canvass Marginalized Voters

Voting rights activists stopped in Alabama as part of a six-state tour to fight voter suppression in states where voter turnout is key.

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.

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.

Demand For Bikes & Outdoor Gear Surges During Pandemic

The pandemic has driven many people outdoors, but finding the right gear could be a challenge.

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.

ADEM Holds Public Hearing On Alabama Power’s Coal Ash Pond Disposal Plans

This was the first of three public hearings scheduled to review ADEM's permits detailing how coal ash will be managed at various power plants.

Birmingham City Students Return To Classrooms In November

The school system will return to a blended model of instruction, though many families still prefer virtual learning.

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.

Will COVID Cancel Halloween? Not Necessarily.

Public health leaders say Halloween celebrations can happen, but with adjustments.

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.

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.

Municipalities In Jefferson County Elect New Mayors In Runoffs

The cities of Homewood and Center Point have named new mayors. Meanwhile, the city of Fairfield has reelected its mayor after a runoff election.

UAB Looking For A Variety Of Patients For COVID-19 Clinical Trials

UAB is offering both inpatient and outpatient COVID-19 trials ranging from vaccines to treatments that hope to weaken the effects of the virus.

Nonprofits Adapt To Harsh Financial Conditions After Birmingham Budget Cuts

The city of Birmingham's newly passed 2021 fiscal budget is nearly $50 million smaller than last year. Among the numerous budget cuts was funding to external nonprofits.

With Voters More Polarized, Alabama Straight Ticket Voting Expected to Increase

Alabama is one of six states that still allows straight ticket voting, and it is increasingly popular.

Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Has Lifelong Passion For Education

Longtime educator Mark Sullivan is the new leader of Birmingham City Schools. He's no stranger to the school system and many hope that will keep him around longer than his predecessors.