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Rock the Vote provides Alabamians with voter information

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama’s primary election is a month away, and several local organizations want to make sure Huntsville voters are ready. The Committee of 100 held the Rock the Vote 2022 event on Saturday where voters could register to vote, verify their voting location and meet the candidates who will appear on the ballot.

Rock the Vote co-chair Caroline Kennedy said the event was all about candidate-voter communication and voter education.

“Our goal is to educate our citizens about who the decision makers are and how they can learn about the process and who represents them and communicate the issues that are important to them,” Kennedy said.

More than 20 state and local election candidates attended the event to build relationships with Madison County voters.

“These people shape our lives,” Kennedy said. “They make decisions and do things that will impact our children’s education, our family values, our job opportunities. We need to know what’s going on and express our opinions on how we want to be represented.

Jannifer Henderson is a voter from Alabama, and she said she wanted the opportunity to speak face-to-face with candidates before heading to the polls.

“It gives you the chance to talk to people one-on-one,” Henderson said. “You know the ads are okay, but when you have the ability to ask them questions directly, you can see their body language, look them in the eye, and get a better sense of what they’re about.”

Civic engagement organization I Vote Madison was also on hand to help people register to vote and request mail-in ballots.

“Local really matters, and not many people vote in local elections,” said Heather Morgan, co-founder of I Vote Madison. “We wanted to change that.”

May 9 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary elections in Alabama. Voter registration forms can be filed electronically or completed and returned to your county registration board office.

To request an absentee ballot in your county, click here.


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