Alabama women to have major impact on election, experts say

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — With the general election landing on the year of the centennial celebration of female voters, many are expected to be seen at the polls, either on election day or voting beforehand.

“The one thing that we know for sure is that in a lot of households, it is the women who are leading their families to the polls,” said Stephanie Butler, chair for the League of Women Voters for Southeast Alabama.

Political analyst Steve Flowers explained that not only do women make up much of the vote but also think about issues being voted on differently.

“Female voters vote completely different, not totally but a large degree different than male voters, and they’re more empathetic, and they’re less strident voters as it effects it,” Flowers said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have done absentee voting or voting by mail to stay safe from the polls.

For Alabama, women have a serious handle on the vote, as seen in previous races.

“So we know for sure that female voters in the state of Alabama really have a huge impact,” Butler said. “And we know they’re going to turn out tomorrow. People are really excited about this race, they really are. People are engaged and are ready to make their voice heard.”

Butler finished by explaining that if you are having any doubts, just remember that your voice does count and your vote matters.

“Never think that your vote doesn’t matter,” Butler finished.

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