New hours, ID rules to greet voters on Tuesday
Published 6:55 pm Monday, September 8, 2003
By By BILL CRIST
Voters in Escambia County will head to the polls on Tuesday with one issue before them. Amendment One, the controversial tax and reform plan, will be accepted or rejected by Alabama voters in its entirety.
This election will feature a couple of statewide changes that go into effect for the first time this Tuesday. The first is voter ID and the other is extended polling hours.
In the past, each county set the hours that it's polls were open. The legislature recently passed a law that all polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The change is a welcome one by people who had to travel to and from work, or for other reasons found the 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours difficult to manage.
Secretary of State Nancy Worley recently kicked off a publicity campaign reminding voters that they will need at least one form of identification in order to vote. Acceptable forms of ID will include a drivers license, employee card, student ID, utility bill, bank statement, Social Security card or check, veteran's check, paycheck, Medicaid card, hunting or fishing license, gun permit, Medicare card, EBT card, U.S. Passport, military ID, birth certificate, naturalization document, adoption record, name change record or other government documents.
Worley said if voters have questions about what form of identification will be accepted, they should contact the local probate judge, or her office.
Escambia County's probate judge, Rachel Agerton, can be contacted at the courthouse or by calling her office at 867-0301.
The following is a list of voting locations in Escambia County, listed by precinct;
0010 Alco – Jefferson Davis Museum, 220 Alco Drive
0030 Brewton – Community Center, 1010 Douglas Avenue
0040 Appleton Volunteer Fire Department,
0050 East Brewton Sail Center
0070 Riverview Town Hall, 4190 Highway 41
0080 Rock Hill – Ridge Road Volunteer Fire Department,
0090 Bethel/Roberts – Voting House, 2370 Bradley Road
0100 Bradley/Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 15704 Bradley Road
0110 Dixie Volunteer Fire Department, 24654 Highway 29
0120 Damascus – Boykin School, 13573 Highway 29
0130 Kirkland – North Brewton School,
0140 Flomaton – Community House,628 McCurdy Street
0150 Flomaton Town Hall, 2125 Ringgold Street
0160 Little Escambia – Voting House, 161 Mize Road, Flomaton
0170 Pineview – Voting House, 11145 Foshee Road
0180 Barnett's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, 700 Barnett Highway
0190 Huxford – Masonic Lodge, 636 County Road 30
0210 Wallace – Methodist Church, 2470 Wallace Road
0220 McCall School, 3975 Old Highway 31
0230 Pollard Town Hall, 1415 Canterbury Street
0240 Atmore – County Road Department, 351 Jack Springs Road
0250 Atmore – Rachel Patterson Elementary School, 1102 W. Craig Street
0260 Atmore – Staff Chevrolet, 406 E. Nashville Avenue
0270 Canoe – Civic Club, 12248 Highway 31
0280 Little Rock Store, 8580 Robinsonville Road
0290 Poarch – Sail Center, 5811 Jack Springs Road
0300 McCullough Volunteer Fire Department, 1060 McCullough Road
0310 Atmore City Hall, 201 E. Louisville Avenue
0320 New Order Baptist Church, 1100 Woods Road
0330 Nokomis – Voting House, 2585 Highway 31