JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
So what’s on the ballot?
Tuesday’s election, referred to as a “midterm election” because it occurs midway through the president’s term, is an opportunity for voters to choose statewide and local leaders that often have more impact on voters’ day-to-day lives than national leaders.
On Tuesday, voters in Alabama will choose between candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor, state attorney general, justices of the state supreme court, and secretary of state. Voters will also choose between candidates running to represent them in the state legislature and in U.S. Congress.
In Jefferson County, voters will also choose between candidates for the county board of education, local judgeships, and the county sheriff.
In addition to voting for candidates running for office, Alabama voters will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” on 10 amendments to the Alabama Constitution. Voters in Jefferson County will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” on an additional local amendment that relates to property tax exemptions for senior citizens.
You can look at a sample ballot for Jefferson County by clicking here or scrolling to the bottom of this page.
Organizations including Greater Birmingham Ministries have also created election guides that may help inform voter decisions on election day.
In Alabama, you must be registered in order to vote on election day. You can check your registration status and find your polling place (the place you go to vote on election day) by clicking here.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. You’ll need a valid, government-issued ID to vote.
You can view a sample ballot for Jefferson County below.