Secretary of State Jim Bennett said Monday that voters need to check for any changes made to their legislative districts as the changes from the 2012 redistricting process go into effect for the 2014 statewide elections cycle.
“The legislative district that you voted in last time may not be the same district that you will be voting on in June,” said Bennett. “Not all voters have been changed to new districts, but some have.”
Bennett said the most accurate place to check for any changes in district lines will be the website www.alabamavotes.gov. A voter can put in their information using the “My Polling Place and Registration Status” section and the website will show the voter which districts they will see on their ballot in a few weeks.
“A voter can visit our website and find out very easily if something has been changed. If there are further questions, a voter can also call their local Board of Registrars office,” Bennett explained.
The alabamavotes.gov website follows the detailed lines that were put in by the registrars themselves at the local level so it will be an accurate reflection of what voters will encounter.
“We want every voter to be an informed voter. There very well may be changes that a voter will see when they go to the polls in June so we encourage voters to check so there is no confusion when they read their ballot,” said Bennett.