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LWV Of Alabama

Community Leaders

Jean Johnson, Vice President
Carol Prickett, Vice President

League ID

AL000

Phone

(205) 871-8194

Stories from Around the State

On March 7, 1965, hundreds of civil rights protestors attempted to march the 50 miles between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama to protest the suppression of Black votes. In this blog, we honor the work of the women who participated in this historic act.

Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón and the League of Women Voters Alabama President Kathy Jones issued the following statements on the Supreme Court decision failing to rein in racial gerrymandering by allowing the Alabama congressional maps to stay in place.

 


 

A federal court ruled that a former US Election Assistance Commission official violated federal law in 2016 when he allowed three states – Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas – to require documentary proof of citizenship on the federal voter registration form.

Changes to election laws due to COVID-19 creates an opportunity for election reform in some southern states.

The US Supreme Court issued a decision granting a stay in People First of Alabama v. Merrill, allowing Alabama to restore its ban on curbside voting.

The 11th Circuit issued a decision allowing Alabama counties to mandate curbside voting. However, the court failed to waive photo ID requirements for in-person voting and witness requirements for absentee ballots.