HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It's less than three weeks until the 2022 primary election runoff. If you plan to vote this 'go-round' for the first time, we have some information you need to know at the polls.
Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger shared some of that you can expect when you go to the polls.
First, Judge Barger says the voting process starts before you head to the poll. "Make sure you know where your polling location is, so you can report to the right location. Do your research in advance. Certainly our election workers can't guide you or give you advice on who to vote for, or their position on those voting locations are certainly a neutral place. No one can assist you in your decision making."
What to bring: a valid form of ID that's not expired. Star IDs aren't required! You can bring your phone, but you can't make calls and be disruptive. Barger says, "You can take a selfie with your ballot, that was allowed, and there was an act that was passed specifically for that purpose, but again you have to do that in a way that it's not obtrusive or the least bit disturbing to other voters."
Also, absolutely no general photography and videography. Confused about why you see videos of voters online? Well, different states have different rules.
Here's another tip from Barger: If you didn't vote at all in the primary, or you voted a constitutional only amendment ballot, you can vote in either party's run-off.
What about that candidate T-shirt?
Barger says, "You may wear anything that they may choose in a voting location. Now, they cannot actively campaign. So you may have on a 'vote for' t-shirt, or you might be wearing someone's campaign sticker, something of that nature. You can wear anything you like, but you cannot actively campaign inside a polling place."
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