Friday, October 12, 2012

Register to Vote at the Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library has joined community groups to encourage citizens to register to vote. The 2012 presidential election will be on Tuesday, November 6.

The Birmingham chapter of The Links, Incorporated will have a voter registration on Tuesday, October 16 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Smithfield Library. Interested parties should bring a driver's license. Call 324-8428 for more information.

On Wednesday, October 24 at 12 p.m., Birmingham-Southern College political professor and political analyst Natalie Davis will discuss the impact "media, messages and money'' have had on this year's presidential race. Davis' lecture is part of the library's Brown Bag series, which is held in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley Research Library. Call 226-3604 for more information.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham has distributed voter registration reminder flyers to BPL branches, where people can register to vote at the circulation desk. People can return their completed voter registration form to the circulation desk by October 24 or mail the form to the Jefferson County registrar by October 26. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is November 1, and November 5 is the last day to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.

Citizens interested in checking their voting status or polling place, can go to myinfo.alabamavotes.gov. For more information, go to www.vote411.org.

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