HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The League of Women Voters and the Alabama Secretary of State Voter ID Mobile Unit were out at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library today, Saturday, March 27. What they were doing there? Well, registering people to vote!
"Our mission is to empower voters and defend democracy, so we're all about increasing access to the vote and working to preserve the democracy of the country by doing that, by putting the power in voter's hands," said Sarah Bang, member of the voter services committee, League of Women Voters.
Empowering voters is a cause close to Sarah's heart.
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"I joined the league last year in 2020, which was the hundredth anniversary of women's right to vote, you know, as a woman, it was especially important to me, knowing that in this country women didn't always have the right to vote and there was a prolonged fight for that and it's been a hard fight for a lot of American's and I take that very personally, take that very seriously. And you know, it's a responsibility as a citizen, it's a responsibility as an adult, as an Alabamian to have your voice heard, to elect your representatives and to stay engaged politically," said Bang.
Registering to vote is important, but so is knowing your registration status. Things can change and you may think you're okay until election day rolls around and you're no longer eligible to vote.
"So, sometimes your registration can lapse if you haven't voted in a while, if you've moved your precinct can change, your representation can change, so you really need to know where you're registered to vote, keep that up to date. And you just wanna make sure that before the next upcoming election, these things can sneak up on you, or before a primary election, you just wanna make sure that you are registered at your current address, that your registration is up to date, that you're registered to the right precinct cause you know, if you go and your registration has lapsed on election day you can't address that, you just won't be able to vote," said Bang.
If you missed this event but still need to register to vote, you can do so here.
To check your registration status, click here.