U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon


DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to force the city of Decatur to follow the results of a 2010 referendum and adopt a city manager form of government.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon means that, for now at least, the north Alabama city can keep a full-time mayor. However, the plaintiff is considering an appeal and citizens are free to petition for another referendum.



MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court said Alabama can't prohibit local officials from offering curbside voting in the July runoff election and also loosened absentee ballot requirements in three large counties.  

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from Alabama stay the preliminary injunction issued earlier this month by U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon.  

Alabama voters are facing a deadline if they want to take part in the March primary elections. Today is the last day to hand in your registration form in person. APR student reporter Tori Martinez breaks down the deadlines.

Monday is the last day for Alabamians to register online for the so-called SEC Primaries. Registration forms sent in the mail have to be postmarked by Saturday, and Friday is the last day to hand-deliver your forms.