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Debunking voter myths for election 2020

There's a lot of misinformation that's shared on social media and the web about voting. Here's a guide to your voter rights.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — All eyes are on Super Tuesday. As with any election, misinformation about voting is a major concern as we head to the polls.

Here's a breakdown on the myths and facts about your voter rights:

MYTH:
Convicted felons can't vote.
FACT:
Only felons convicted of certain crimes cannot vote.

MYTH:
Homeless people cannot vote.
FACT:
As long as they have a valid I.D. and proof of some sort of address, like shelter, they can vote.

MYTH:
I can vote via text message or online.
FACT:
You can register to vote via texting or online, but there are only two ways to vote - in person or absentee ballot.

MYTH:
Out-of-state college students cannot vote.
FACT:
You can register to vote in either your home state, or where you attend college. However, you cannot vote in both locations.

MYTH:
A person with a disability cannot vote.
FACT:
You would have to be deemed "mentally incompetent" by a court to be disqualified from voting, unless the disability has been removed.

Also, if you show up to a poll and they say you're at the wrong poll, don't just leave. A voter who is properly registered and eligible to vote can simply ask for a provisional ballot.

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