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What you need to know about the special election


The City of LaFay-
ette will hold a Special
Election for the posi-
tion of Councilmember
(District B) on Tuesday,
February 12, 2019. The
purpose of this article
is to provide the people
of LaFayette with some
information on the pro-
cedures to be followed
during this election
to assist the people in
On February 12, 2019
the polls will be open
in the Council Cham-
bers of City Hall from
7am until 7pm central
standard time to allow
people to cast votes.
If you are a qualified
voter of LaFayette hav-
ing resided in District
B since at least Janu-
ary 13, 2019, you are
eligible to vote. Since
in this special election
you will be voting for
the position of City
Councilmember District
, on Election
Day voters will go to
the table beginning with
the first letter of their
Last Name. There will
be two tables set up.
Table one will contain
all last names beginning
with letters A-M. Table
two will contain all last
names beginning with
letters N-Z.
Earlier it was men-
tioned that since this
is a City election, only
voters in LaFayette are
eligible to vote. A list
of qualified voters was
originally published in
the January 23, 2019
and January 30, 2019
editions of the LaFay-
ette SUN. A copy of the
list of qualified voters
has been posted on
bulletin boards at City
Hall, the LaFayette
Public Library, and at
the Chambers County
Courthouse. If you are
a resident of District B,
at least 18 years old,
and a registered voter in
the City of LaFayette,
then your name should
be on that list. If you
think you are a regis-
tered voter in LaFayette
residing in District B
but your name is not on
the list, please contact
City Clerk Louis T.
Davidson at 334-864-
7181. For those that
have moved, you need
to re-identify yourself to
bring your voter regis-
tration up to date. The
process to re-identify
is easy: you will need
to visit the Chambers
County Board of Reg-
istrars and you will be
asked to fill out a short
update form. That is all
there is to it. The Board
of Registrars is located
in the County Office
Building, 18 Alabama
Avenue East, in La-
Fayette and the hours
are 8:00 am to 4:30pm
central standard time.
On Election Day, if
a person’s name can-
not be found on the
LaFayette District B
voters list, and cannot
be found by contacting
the Board of Registrars,
then the person will be
asked to vote a provi-
sional ballot. The pro-
visional ballot is similar
to a regular ballot, but
the provisional ballot
will not be counted by
machine. After the polls
close the provisional
ballots are kept in a
sealed container at City
Hall while the affida

vits of the provisional
voters are taken to the
Board of Registrars.
The Board of Regis-
trars will use that week
between the election
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the date the Council
canvasses the election
results (February 19) to
review the affidavits of
the provisional voters
and make a determina-
tion of eligibility. A
report will be made to
the Council prior to the
canvassing meeting on
Tuesday, February 19,
2019 at 12:00 Noon, in
the Council Chambers of
City Hall, 50 Alabama
Avenue West, LaFayette,
AL 36862. If the Board
determines the provision-
al vote was cast by an
eligible voter, the Coun

cil will count the vote. If
the person is not shown
to be an eligible voter,
the vote is not counted.
Everyone needs to
be aware that all voters
will be expected to show
photo identification to
the poll workers before
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being allowed to vote.
There are many forms of
acceptable photo iden-
tification. A complete
list is available at City
Hall. The most common
form of identification is
a current driver license;
other forms of ID include
a valid Alabama non-
driver identification card,
a valid Alabama photo
voter identification card,
and a valid US passport.
In some instances
people may want to vote,
but will be out of town
on Election Day. Those
people may still vote by
casting an absentee bal-
lot. This process begins
with the voter applying
for an absentee ballot on
a prescribed application
form. The blank applica-
tion form can be given
to anyone. A completed
application for an absen-
tee ballot may only be
returned in person by the
applicant, or through the
Only one absentee
ballot application is
allowed per envelope.
Multiple absentee bal-
lot applications per
envelope will not be
accepted and will be
returned to the sender.
Absentee ballot appli-
cations will be accepted
until 5pm Thursday,
February 7, 2019.
lar to voters at the polls,
proper identification will
be required of all absen-
tee voters.
The purpose of this
article is to assist those
individuals wanting to
vote in the LaFayette
Special Election of Feb-
ruary 12, 2019. Through
following the appropriate
procedures contained
in this article, everyone
should be able to quickly
and conveniently cast
their vote on February
12, 2019.