Register to Vote

Those who are not yet registered to vote are required to register by Oct. 22 in order to participate in the Nov. 6 general election.

On the ballot will be a number of candidates vying for seats at the state level.

Candidates running for seats in districts that include Auburn are:

• Republican incumbent Joe Lovvorn and Democrat Mary Wynne Kling for Alabama House of Representatives District 79

• Republican incumbent Tom Whatley and Democrat Nancy Carlton Bendinger for state Senate District 27

• Democrat Adam Jortner and Republican Tracie West for Alabama State Board of Education District 2

• Republican incumbent Kay Ivey, Democrat Walt Maddox and Independent write-in candidate Chad Chig Martin for Alabama governor

• Republican incumbent John Merrill and Democrat Heather Milam for Secretary of State

• Republican incumbent Jim Zeigler and Democrat Miranda Joseph for Alabama auditor

• Democrat Will Boyd and Republican Will Ainsworth for lieutenant governor of Alabama

• Republican incumbent Steve Marshall and Democrat Joseph Siegelman for state attorney general

Places one through four on the Alabama Supreme Court will also be included in the election, with only Place 4 having two opposing candidates — Republican Jay Mitchell and Democrat Donna Wesson Smalley.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals will also be on the ballot, but no seats have opposition.

On the national level, Democrat Mallory Hagan is challenging Republican incumbent Mike Rogers to represent District 3 of the U.S. House.

Voters will also consider four state amendments:

• Abortion Policy Amendment — This amendment would make it state policy that no provisions of the constitution provide a right to an abortion or require funding of abortions.

• Ten Commandments Amendment — This amendment would authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on public property, including public schools.

• Legislative Vacancies Amendment — This amendment allows vacant legislative seats with a month left in the term to remain so until the next regular election. It would authorize vacant seats to be filled without an election if only one candidate is running for the open seat.

• Board of Trustees Membership for University of Alabama Amendment — This amendment includes removing the superintendent of education from the board and removing a provision that establishes an age limit of 70 for board members.

How to register

Voter registration applications may be submitted online at www.alabamavotes.gov by Oct. 22. Paper registration forms must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Lee County Board of Registrars no later than the registration deadline for an election. The board's office is located on the first floor of the Lee County Courthouse, at 215 S. 9th Street in Opelika.

The Absentee Voting office is currently located at the Lee County Meeting Center in Opeika, at 205 S. 10th Street. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Nov. 1. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or hand delivered by Nov. 5. For questions about voting absentee, call 334-737-3490.

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