CullmanTimes.com - Cullman, Alabama

November 6, 2012

As you head to the polls...

By Ashley Graves
The Cullman Times

— Turnout is expected to be heavy today as residents head to the polls to cast their votes in the general election.

"We've had a large number of people already cast absentee ballots," Probate Judge Leah Patterson Lust said. "So by that bench mark, we're expecting a big turnout."

In addition to the presidential candidate, locally, Cullman county voters will decide the Probate race between Lust and Tammy Brown, as well as the fate of Amendment 1 dealing with the Cullman County School System and the Section 16 land. Voters will also decide the race for Alabama Congressional District 4 between U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, and Democratic challenger Daniel Boman. Ten other state amendments will be on the ballot as well.

Polls at all locations open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Polling locations in each municipality include:

Cullman

Cullman Civic Center

Professional Office Building

Cullman city hall

Cullman County Courthouse

Hanceville

Hanceville city hall

Steppville fire station

Good Hope

Good Hope city hall

West Point

West Point town hall

Dodge City

Dodge City town hall

South Vinemont

Vinemont-Providence fire station

Garden City

Garden City town hall

Colony

Colony town hall

Baileyton

Baileyton town hall



According to the Alabama Secretary of State’s 2012 voter guide, these are acceptable forms of identification needed to vote today.

— Government-issued photo identifications (current and valid)

— Employee identification for employee with photo of employee produced by the employer

— Photo identification card issued by Alabama college or university

— Photo identification issued from Alabama technical or professional school (current and valid)

— Utility bill of voter with voter's name and address

— Bank statement with voter's name and address

— Government check with voter's name and address

—  Paycheck with voter's name and address

— Valid identification card (authorized by law) issued by the State of Alabama (including any branch, department, agency, or entity of the State of Alabama)

—  Valid identification card (authorized by law) issued by any of the other 49 states (including any branch, department, agency, or entity of that State)

— Valid identification card (authorized by law) issued by the government of the United States of America (including any branch, department, agency, or entity of the federal government

—  Valid United States passport

—  Valid Alabama hunting license

— Valid Alabama fishing license

 — Valid Alabama pistol/revolver permit

— Valid pilot's license issued by the FAA or other authorized agency of the federal government

— Valid United States military identification

— Birth certificate (certified copy)

— Valid Social Security card

— Naturalization document (certified copy)

—  Court record of adoption (certified copy)

— Court record of name change (certified copy)

— Valid Medicaid card

— Valid Medicare card

— Valid electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card

— Government document that shows the name and address of the voter

Note: Those items listed in Section B can be the original document (license, card, etc.) or a photocopy of the document.

Without one of these forms of identification, a voter is permitted to:



Ashley Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225, or by email at agraves@cullmantimes.com