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Frothy Monkey is Open in Knoxville, TN

Posted by on September 13, 2022

Ah, Knoxville – our patient new neighbors…We’re open!

We’re overjoyed with the amount of support and #frothylove you have shown us on our journey to opening this location. It’s been a long time coming. We’re ready to see you in Downtown Knoxville at 417 S. Gay Street in the historic Kress building. 

You may be familiar with The Kress Building’s history as a department store in the 1920’s, or more recently J’s Mega Mart. We hope our all-day cafe will provide a unique experience for neighbors and visitors in Downtown Knoxville. 

Pardon our hours while we hire and train! 

Current hours are limited to
Wednesday – Friday 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
Monday – Tuesday – Closed

Future hours will be
Monday – Sunday 7 am – 9 pm

We’re ready to serve you fresh specialty grade coffee, breakfast and brunch until 5 pm and lunch and dinner options from 5 pm to close. Belly up to the bar for local beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails or enjoy the view of Gay Street from the from the indoor mezzanine or outdoor patio. 

Come on in! Share a smile, sip, and stay a while. 

xoxo Frothy

Behind the Design for Downtown Knoxville Frothy Monkey 

Downtown Knoxville has been on our mind for a long time. Finding the perfect place felt like it took even longer. We’re grateful to be in such a historic location and excited to welcome neighbors back to the Kress building! 

Historic Preservation

During the build out, we repurposed some original features, but many of the historic details were lost to the years. However, the work of recent owners and historic preservation groups brought back the original exterior including the red “H.S. Kress & Co 5-10-25 Cent Store” sign and glass mezzanine windows. 

Inside, structural updates required new support beams. The original beams found a new purpose as bar shelves and new stairs to the mezzanine. These beams may be almost 114 years old! Contractors believe they were harvested from the Smoky Mountains back in the 1920’s. Now, the beams have been milled and cut to serve as bar shelves and the stairs to the mezzanine.

Historic column supports with ornamental capitals are still visible on each side of the cafe, and original brick lines the back wall. The only interior view of Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley)  can be seen on the back windows of our space, creating a unique vibe for the cocktail bar. 

Design Choices

The incredible height of the ceilings in this space posed a unique challenge and opportunity for this cafe’s design. We’ve transformed the entrance of the building to include partially covered outdoor seating, a recessed doorway, and an interior mezzanine. In turn, lowering the ceiling height for the entrance and making the entry and coffee bar cozier. 

“We have dreamed about this set-up for other locations,” managing partner Ryan Pruitt says, “Each time it didn’t work out and we were a bit heartbroken, so it’s been in the back of my head for a long time.” 

Black hexagonal tile and sage green penny tile create texture and warmth in the outdoor seating area, and flow into the entrance of the cafe to the coffee bar. Rich black and white marble countertops and custom finished matte black La Marzocco Strada espresso machine integrate perfectly to the color scheme. 

Interior colors were inspired by Director of Hospitality, Brittany Russler’s trip to Morocco in 2019. 

Russler says, “You might think of busy mosaic tiles when you think of Morocco, but I pulled our color palette from one specific restaurant. It was all jade green. The richness of a singular color made the space feel mellow and soothing.” As new life makes its way into the cafe, Russler imagines more organic materials being added like plants and local art to cozy up the atmosphere. 

As guests move to the main dining area the vibe shifts as the ceiling rises and more energy is moving in this central area. A spacious main dining room is great for groups and family meals. Thoughtful seating options like banquets, booths, and standard tables are available to meet people’s needs, no matter the occasion. 

Guests looking for a more intimate setting, remote work, or a simple coffee stop can enjoy ample outlets and smaller tables on the mezzanine. This new interior level provides an overlook of the cafe, as well as Gay Street. 

Frothy Monkey Knoxville’s view of the coffee bar from mezzanine stairs.
Vibrant wallpaper on the back wall of Frothy Monkey’s new location in Knoxville, TN.

Looking into the cafe, over the mezzanine, guests will get a great view of the bar. Cheeky wallpaper, gleaming glass bottles, and incredible marble countertops will spark some conversation. A soffit  above the bar creates another inviting area with an ADA accessible bar top, floating wood shelves (made from original beams), and soft light from the back windows. 

Russler says, “I want guests to be curious about what’s happening in the bar area. It’s got texture, and contrast, and just feels good. The excitement of the bar is really well balanced by the dark tile in the entry. It helps draw your eyes across the space”

Local Collaborators

It takes a neighborhood to build our all-day cafes. A well deserved shout out to all of the friends, partners, and collaborators that made this location possible. To name a few…

Cooper Collins, friend of Frothy Monkey, built our gorgeous Boos block table tops.

Hazelwood Audio did an incredible job bringing sleek integrated sound systems. 

DIA and Denark Construction’s collaborative spirit and hard work to build out this beautiful space. 

Event: Southside Drag Show ‘Future Ball’

Posted by on August 17, 2022

August 19th, 2022, 10:30 pm – 2:00 am

Doors Open 10:30 pm, Show Begins at 11:30pm

$10 at the Door – This is an 18+ show.

Join us at Southside Chattanooga Frothy Monkey for a night of incredible energy and talent for the 2022 ‘Future Ball’ featuring local drag performers. Your host Anastasia Amour (@amour_anastasia) and Stacie Rect (stacie_rect91), will take you on a trip that’s “Too classy for this world”.

Enjoy drink specials and late night bites are available throughout the night – perfect for sharing, or savoring on your own! Seating is first come first served, and doors open at 10:30 pm.

Drink Specials

The Pink Lady 
Campari, Lime, Cathead Vodka, + Sprite

Ruby Red Lemonade
Cathead vodka, St. Germain, pomegranate juice, lemon, 
house simple syrup

Lemon Drop Shot
Cathead vodka, lime,
Honey simple syrup 

Late Night Bites

Carter’s Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños
Bacon wrapped jalapeños with blackberry cream cheese

Logan’s Red Pepper Potatoes
Fried potato fondants, roasted red pepper cream, andouille coins, and caramelized onion.

The Cowboy
Fried potato fondants, cowboy caviar, garlic mozzerella, avocado slice

Chips + Dip
Rotel Dip and chips / $7
Cowboy Caviar and chips / $7

Performing Live

Sofia Sophia – Instagram: @itssofiasophia

Briana Adams – Instagram: @briana_adams423

Hormona Lisa – Instagram: @hormona_lisa

DJ Jarek

Event: Frothy Knoxville Open Interviews

Posted by on July 22, 2022

We are conducting open interviews for all positions at our new location opening soon at 417 S Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville Positions include managers, line cooks, baristas, servers, dishwashers, and bartenders.

Monday, July 25th

10:30 am – 1:00 pm EST
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Monday, August 1st

10:30 am – 1:00 pm EST
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

Location

The new Frothy Monkey Knoxville at 417 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Find a position that’s right for you!

Visit our job board to find the best position for your unique skills.


What is an open interview?

An open interview is a scheduled event where all interested applicants for open positions arrive within an allotted time, and are interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Positions may be offered on the spot, or if follow up information or interviews are needed, the management staff will coordinate with the applicant.

What you should bring to an Open Interview?

Open interviews are a great opportunity for applicants because they easily fit into busy schedules and cut out out the online application process. To make the best impression here are a few tips.

a. Arrive Early – At open interviews, a line may form as management meets with individuals. If you’re in a time crunch, we suggest arriving early to get ahead in line.

b. Bring a Copy (or two) of Your Resume – Because hiring managers do not have an application on hand, come with a few copies of your resume so we can see your previous experience.

c. Be yourself! – At Frothy Monkey, we want to get to know you, so be honest and clear about your goals and why you want to work for Frothy. We hope to match you to a position which plays to your skills and provides opportunities for growth. Take a deep breath – you’ve got this!

We can’t wait to meet you,

xoxo Frothy

Frothy is coming to Knoxville!

Posted by on July 10, 2022

Progress Update 07/08/22

We predict joyful brunch, refreshing coffee and cocktails, and intimate dinner dates in your future. Frothy is coming to Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville.

The anticipation is building – we know! It’s so exciting for us, too. You will be completely blown away when you see this Knoxville location. We have a few photo sneak peeks below for you, and hope it can satisfy your craving for frothy for a little while longer.

Announcement 06/28/2021

Hello, Knoxville! After a few years of spending time in Marble City, Frothy Monkey is working toward opening a Downtown Knoxville location of our all day cafe in the Kress Building on Gay St. in 2022. No firm date has been determined for opening, but we are currently applying for permits and working out a few final details before construction begins. There are many unknowns at this point, but we will post updates when we have them.

Recap: 2022 Pride Latte Art Throwdown

Posted by on June 28, 2022


We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout for our 2022 Pride Latte Art Competition. This year was full of amazing talent – from true beginners to seasoned baristas! Sixteen competitors poured their way through five rounds to find this year’s champion, Lexi Jackson from Frothy Monkey 12South Nashville.

The competition began with eight pairs of competitors showing off their favorite freestyle art. Classic patterns like the heart, tulip, and rosetta came out to play! Criteria for judges included element contrast, creativity, difficulty of design, and overall execution.

(click to enlarge photos)

Remaining competitors advanced to the rainbow round – a Frothy classic for our Pride Throwdown! Baristas must create latte art on a milk base by incorporating colored food dye. One practice pour was allowed for all competitors to practice their rainbow techniques.

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Next, we pushed the envelope a bit more by challenging competitors to show off their skills with alternative milk from Planet Oat Cafe Creations. Their line of oat milk for baristas froths beautifully, and is so tasty!

After alternative milks, we were down to our final two competitors for the cortado round. Lexi Jackson from 12South Nashville Frothy Monkey and Joey Arlene from Sump Coffee were free to choose their design, but the size of the pour made this tricky!

The final judging revealed Lexi Jackson as our winner! We were happy to present our first and second place winners with sponsored gifts from La Marzocco, Created Co., Nash TN, Frothy Monkey Roasting Company, and Planet Oat. Lexi also took home our grand prize from Lightning 100 – two tickets to AmericanaFest 2022.

Sending a BIG ‘Thank You’ to our wonderful judges Brooke Wolfe (Elixr Coffee), Wes Cheatwood (Crema + Matryoshka), and Adrianna Flax (LGBT Chamber) for coming out to participate! We were so happy to see representation from the Nashville coffee community and the LGBT Chamber.

In a combination of proceeds from the Latte Art Throwdown ($160) and Pride Coffee Crawl ($96) we raised $256 for the Tennessee Equality Project. A matching donation of $96 from our friends at Oatly, brings this total to $352. Thank you to our competitors, guests, and friends of Frothy for making this donation possible. Special thanks to our friends at Matryoska for organizing this year’s Pride Coffee Crawl.

Rainbow Latte Art for Rainbow round at 2022 Latte Art Competition.
Rainbow Latte Art 2022 Pride Latte Art Throwdown
Inside Frothy Monkey East Nashville.
Pride Latte Art Throwdown Rainbow Round
Joey Arlene pouring in final cortado round.

We hope to see you next year! In the meantime, take care of each other. Xoxo Frothy.

Frothy Monkey is Open in Downtown Birmingham!

Posted by on June 22, 2022

The buzz has been building and we hope you’re ready, because Frothy Monkey is open in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Take a stroll down 2nd Ave to see the renovated space and enjoy a coffee, meal, or cocktail with us. Our all-day cafe is your new favorite spot for breakfast, brunch, dinner, coffee dates, and happy hour. Just wait until you see the back patio!

Pardon our hours while we hire and train!

Our current hours are

Wed – Fri 7a – 9p
Sat – Sun 7a – 3p 
Mon – Tues Closed 

Future hours will be

Mon – Sun 7a – 9p

About Frothy Monkey Birmingham

Caretakers of the Space

We are so grateful to be a part of the Birmingham community. We recognize the familiarity many residents have with this storefront from its long run as The Urban Standard, so it was important to us to preserve certain design and structural elements. Our goal with this space, and all of Frothy’s cafes, is to preserve the character of the building while creating meaningful spaces and new experiences for the communities we serve. 

“We were given the gift of this building with so much character.”, says Brittany Russler, Director of Hospitality at Frothy Monkey. “We have to recognize so many guests of the previous business, Urban Standard, know this space, and have wonderful memories here. There’s comfort in maintaining some familiar pieces of that history for local guests.”

Window Seating
New Cocktail Bar

Intentional + Inclusive

Frothy Monkey is intentional with the spaces that we create for our guests beyond paint and wallpaper. It matters where outlets are placed for remote work and where we have larger tables for family meals. It matters where you’re seated for a date night. It matters when guests visit Frothy Monkey and they know there is a place for them, no matter the reason.

In our all-day cafe, you’ll find a different level of service. We offer table service to everyone to connect with guests and provide the best possible experience. Whether you’re here for 10 minutes, or two hours – we’re here to make your day a little brighter. 

The Patio

We’ve expanded seating options to include a new 1,400 sq ft semi-covered outdoor patio. It is perfect for happy hour, a sunny brunch, or romantic dinner. There are a multitude of seating options like the work bar, adirondack chairs for post-work hangouts and cozy corners for catching up. Outdoor heaters and fans will help manage changing seasons, too!

Stir Up Something Fun

We hope you notice another new addition to the space – our fun and funky bar! Located at the back of the main ‘lobby’ area, you’ll see a fun play on vintage themes with milk glass fixtures and multiple patterns and textures in the tile and wallpaper. We cannot wait to serve up your favorite libations, but we are still waiting for our liquor license. Stay up to date on the status of our license by following us on Instagram @frothymonkey

Your Weekly Wind Down

Need something to look forward to during the week? Maybe an excuse to come see us again? After our grand opening and liquor license approval (coming soon!), enjoy a multitude of events at Frothy Monkey Birmingham like Wine Down Wednesday, Happy Hour, ½ Off Wine on Fridays.

Whether your #Vols Game Day plan involves tailgating or not, our Downtown Knoxville location is open this weekend from 7 am – 3 pm! ⁠

Frothy Weekend Hours:⁠

Downtown Nashville & Downtown Knoxville 7 am – 3 pm⁠
12th South Sat 7 am – 8 pm ⁠
Nations, Franklin, Chattanooga, Downtown Birmingham 7 am – 9 pm⁠
East Nashville Sat 7 am – 9 pm, Sun 7 am – 3 pm⁠

#FrothyLove #FrothyMonkey #AllDayCafe #BirminghamAL #Knoxville #Nashville #VisitKnoxville #Chattanooga #EastNashville #UTGameDay #GoVols #GBO #PetFriendlyPatio #checkerneyland

That friend you've been meaning to hang out with? We have the perfect Friday get-together for you all! Need more reasons? Tap the link in our bio and see what's in store!

Finally feels great outside! Find your favorite Frothy patio and enjoy the day 🍁☕️💛

#frothylove #fallyall #frothymonkey #takecareofeachother #12thsouth #nashvillepatios #patiodining

Sweeten the work day with some Frothy! Our Downtown Nashville location is open till 3 everyday with a full lunch menu for dine-in or takeout. #frothylove #frothymonkey #alldaycafe #downtownnashville #visitmusiccity

French Toast but make it aesthetic. #FrothyLove⁠

#FrothyMonkey #AllDayCafe #NashvilleBrunch #Instagood #FrenchToast #Breakfast #Aesthetic #newprofilepic

Monday = $4 for a 4-pack of our cold brew! Pick up from your local Frothy Monkey to beat this September heat 🥵

#frothylove #falsefall #frothymonkeyroastingco #coldbrew #icedcoffee #frothymonkey

Happy Sunday brunch day! Which location are you visiting today? #frothylove #alldaycafe #frothymonkey #brunch #brunchsohard #foodie #frothymonkeyroastingco #knoxville #nashville #franklintn #chattanooga #birmingham #linkinbio

EVENT: 2022 Nashville Pride Latte Art Throwdown

Posted by on June 3, 2022

Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm

Rainbow Latte Art 2022
Rainbow Latte Art from 2022 Throwdown
Judges from the 2022 Latte Art Throwdown
Wes (Crema + Matryoshka), Adrianna Fox (LGBT Chamber), Brooke Wolfe (Onyx Coffee)
Baristas pouring latte art
Baristas creating latte art
Judges decide between latte art options
Round one latte art judges choices
Competitors react after firt round winner announced.
Competitor reactions first round Pride Latte Art Throwdown
Baristas react after first round elimination
Baristas react after first round elimination at Latte Art Competition
2022 Pride Latte Art Throwdown Winner, Lexi and Runner up, Joey.
Celebration as Winner is announced at Latte Art Competition
Spectators and competitors rejoice as the 2022 Pride Latte Art Competition Winner is announced.
Rainbow Latte Art
Rainbow Latte Art from the 2022 Pride Latte Art Throwdown
Judges choose between latte art in the Rainbow Round
Judges choose between latte art in the Rainbow Round of the 2022 Pride Latte Art Throwdown
Rainbow Latte Art for Rainbow round at 2022 Latte Art Competition.
Rainbow Latte Art 2022 Pride Latte Art Throwdown
Baristas embrace after friendly competition.
Baristas hug after latte art competition results.

Frothy Monkey’s Nashville Pride latte art competition is back in 2022!

Frothy Monkey in East Nashville is hosting this year’s Latte Art Throwdown to celebrate Nashville Pride and support the Tennessee Equality Project.

All are welcome – Competitors and spectators alike! This event is free to attend, $10 to compete. During the competition, we will have DJ Will Orman (he/him) from Grimey’s spinning vinyl and raffle prizes for attendees!

Our kitchen and bar will be available for ordering food, beer, wine, and cocktails throughout the event.

We encourage baristas of all experience levels to participate. This competition is a great way to test your latte skills and meet coffee professionals in Nashville. Come out for a challenge, stay for good times!

Competing baristas will register with a $10 buy-in, of which 100% of proceeds will benefit The Tennessee Equality Project.

Judges for this year’s competition include

  1. Brooke Wolfe (she/her) – US Barista Champion Runner Up 2022
  2. Wes Cheatwood (they/them) – Crema & Matryoshka
  3. Adrianna Flax (she/her) – Nashville LGBT Chamber board member and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant who holds a degree in fine art.

Event Timeline

6:00 PM – Sign Up + Registration
6:30 PM – Round 1 / Free Pour
7:15 PM – Round 2 / Pride Pour
7:45 PM – Round 3 / Mystery Pour
8:15 PM – Round 4 / Alt Milk (6oz) feat. Planet Oat
8:30 PM – Final Round / Cortado

A special thank you to Nashville Pride and the Nashville LGBT Chamber for everything they do! xoxo

Open Interviews: Frothy Monkey Birmingham

Posted by on May 4, 2022

We’ll be hosting open interviews for all positions including, General Manager, Kitchen Manager, hosts, servers, baristas, bartenders, line cooks, and dishwashers.

Interviews will be held Monday, 5/9 and Tuesday, 5/10 from 10am to 1pm, and 3pm to 6pm at the site of our newest location (2320 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203).

Visit frothymonkey.com/jobs to apply for all available positions if you are unable to make it.

Patio Party at Frothy East

Posted by on April 13, 2022

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 | 4pm-7pm
1701 Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

We hope you’re ready for good tunes, good times, and patio vibes. Ring in Spring at Frothy Monkey in East Nashville to celebrate the opening of our new patio!

*Regular service and hours will continue indoors.

Dinner Samples

Sample items from our dinner menu featuring local purveyors and farmers including Nicolettos, The BEHive, and Porter Road Butcher.

Live DJ

Enjoy music from local Grimey’s DJ, Tyler on the Patio.

Get insider info on Record Store Day 2022 when you stop in!

Happy Hour

Enjoy a happy hour cocktail!
Order an Aperol Margarita or Rootbeer Highball to sip on while snacking. When you enjoy a UKR Mule, we will donate $3 of the proceeds to World Central Kitchen to support #ChefsforUkraine.

A New Outdoor Dining Experience

This new space will be a great spot for outdoor dining in East Nashville, featuring heaters for chillier days and a large awning to protect you from the unpredictable Tennessee weather. Alcohol is permitted on the patio, so don’t hesitate to get your group together for dinner or drinks and enjoy the neighborhood.

Our East Nashville Location in the Lockeland Springs neighborhood, also boasts bubbles on tap, so bring a group for brunch, a birthday celebration or a refreshing afternoon on the patio. We can’t wait to see you!

Frothy Monkey East Nashville
1701 Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Caffeinate, Activate, Vote!

Posted by on April 4, 2022

Frothy Monkey’s 2022 Nonpartisan Voting campaign

In 2022 we are continuing our nonpartisan campaign to engage our communities to VOTE, not just in big elections but in EVERY election. 

We encourage all of our staff, neighbors, and guests to use your most powerful tool to impact policy – your vote! By ensuring people from a diverse set of backgrounds can participate at the polls, we make certain our government can represent us all.

If you’re new to voting it can be overwhelming to know where to start, but this post should help ease some frustration! Let’s get registered and find the polls near you.

Voting Resources + Information

There are so many amazing resources to make voting easy. First you’ll need to register! It takes less than 5 minutes to register to vote or check your voter registration status. Find the resources you need below!

Not sure if you’re registered?


Find Your State’s Information


Upcoming Elections in Tennessee

November 8th, 2022

The deadline to register to vote for the November State General Election is October 11, 2022.

Election Results from August 5th, 2022 State Primaries
See County General election results linked in the appropriate column below.

Tennessee Residents, Click on the links below to see your county’s website or linked documents for voting and election information.

DavidsonWilliamsonHamiltonKnox
RegistrationRegistrationRegistrationRegistration
Early Voting ScheduleEarly Voting ScheduleEarly Voting ScheduleEarly Voting Schedule
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Updated for November 8th, 2022 Tennessee State General Elections

To our friends outside of Tennessee, Please Visit Vote411.org for more information on your local county and state elections. 

Early Voting in Tennessee

It’s easy to take advantage of Tennessee early voting opportunities. We understand not all of our neighbors have flexible weekday schedules, so we encourage you to check out early voting times for the most flexibility.

Early Voting Schedule for November 8th Tennessee State General Election include

October 19th – November 3rd

Overlap of the Tennessee County and State Elections

Tennessee County and State Election Overlap Venn Diagram

November 8th – Tennessee State General Election

Tennessee State General Election for offices voted for in the August 4th primary.

See diagram under “Overlap of Tennessee County and State Elections” above for visual explanation.

CLOSED – August 4th – Tennessee County General Election + State Primary Elections for Additional Offices

On August 4th, voters will see candidates from the May 3rd, County Primaries return for the General Election, and also…State Primary Election Candidates for additional offices that include:

  • Governor
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Tennessee Senate (odd-numbered districts)
  • Tennessee House of Representatives
  • Republican and Democratic State Executive Committeeman and Committeewoman (all districts)

CLOSED – May 3, 2022 – Tennessee County Primary Elections

See results of this election in the table above.

Primary county elections in Nashville include, but are not exclusive to the the following offices:

  • County Clerk
  • District Attorney General
  • Public Defender
  • Register of Deeds
  • Trustee
  • Sheriff
  • Circuit Court Clerk
  • Criminal Court Clerk
  • Juvenile Court Clerk
  • Chancery Court Judge
  • Circuit Court Judge
  • Criminal Court Judge
  • General Session Judge
  • Juvenile Court Judge

Voter Registration for ALL COUNTIES can be done through the Tennessee Online Voter Registration System.

A More Equitable Election in Tennessee

As a part of our 2020 non-partisan campaign, we started a relationship with The Equity Alliance (TEA). This group of incredible community leaders aims to secure a more equitable and prosperous future for Black Tennesseans.

In the past we have distributed TEA voting stickers on our to-go cup sleeves and roasted a limited edition coffee to support their efforts. There is still work to be done, and we will continue to lift up their voices in 2022.

As a part of their goal to educate and engage voters, they have compiled free Voter Guides for Tennessee communities in Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga. Their guides are available below!

In the meantime, find out more about The Equity Alliance, their community events, and their Projects and Programs, online at theequityalliance.org.

The Equity Alliance (TEA) is a Nashville-based, statewide 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, non-profit organization who seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. TEA believes in using voter education, registration, and engagement as necessary weapons in the fight for social and economic justice – and so do we. Led by a dynamic duo of Black women, the organization is passionate and relentless in building Black civic and economic power. If you would like to donate directly, visit theequityalliance.org

Please Vote Nashville – An Illustrated Guide

*The information below will be updated for the November 8th election when it is available**

Teneessee’s all-volunteer voter guide is back in 2022! This non-partisan platform is run, illustrated and distributed by volunteers all over Nashville and Tennessee. This year, Please Vote Nashville worked with local artist Kami Baergen to create the 2022 Illustrated Ballot Breakdown. This is a gorgeous and simple way to digest all of the information for this year’s election and who is running for office. Download your copy of the Ballot Breakdown on Please Vote Nashville’s website.

You can also follow Please Vote Nashville and Kami on Instagram through the links below.


Upcoming Elections in Alabama

November 8th, 2022 | State General Election | 7 am – 7 pm

Deadline to Register to Vote for Nov 8th is October 24th, 2022

Find Your Voting Location

Polls will be open 7 am – 7 pm November 8th, 2022.

Ways to Vote:

In Person: Registered voters may vote 7 am – 7 pm at their designated voting location with a valid photo ID

Absentee Ballot: You may apply for an absentee ballot if you will be traveling, if you are ill, or meet other eligibility requirements.

Early In-person: Not available in Alabama.

Alabama Voting Schedule

October 24th – Voter registration deadline
November 1st – Last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail.
November 3rd – Last day for voter to apply for an absentee ballot in person.
November 7th – Last day for voter to hand-deliver an absentee ballot.
November 8th – Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by noon.*
November 8th, 2022 – General Election

November 8th – General Election

Voter registration deadline for general election October 24th, 2022

In November, the Alabama State General Election will be held.

Offices on the ballot include…

  • U.S. House – 7 seats – If you are our neighbor in Birmingham Alabama, you may be in one of three different districts for the US House. Find your district by visiting the Find My Elected Official Map.
    • District 3
    • District 6
    • District 7
  • U.S. Senate – 7 seats If you are our neighbor in Birmingham Alabama, you may be in one of three different districts for the US House. Find your district by visiting the Find My Elected Official Map.
    • District 3
    • District 6
    • District 7
  • Governor –
    • Kay Ivey (incumbent REP) Yolanda Flowers (DEM)
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • State House- 105 Seats
  • State Senate – 35 Seats
  • State Supreme Court – 2 seats
  • Municipal Government
  • School Boards
  • Ballot Measures – There are 9 measures on the Nov. 8 ballot.
    • What are Ballot Measures? A ballot measure is a law, issue, or judgement that is placed on an election ballot for voters to decide on the outcome. These have the potential to become laws or constitutional amendments.

For compiled lists of information regarding Jefferson County residents, you can visit BallotPedia.com.

CLOSED – May 24th, 2022 – Birmingham – Shelby County Primary Election 

The 2022 Alabama Voter Guide is a comprehensive document outlining how to register, offices up for election, voting locations and more. 

CLOSED – June 21st, 2022 – Primary Runoff Election (If Necessary)

Guides + Resources for Alabama Elections

NAACP Legal Defense FundAlabama Voter Information The LDF has compiled comprehensive information on How and where to vote, as well as what is on your ballot in your area. Visit the link above to explore their guides.

The Alabama Secretary of State Website, Alabama Votes has some helpful tools to help you discover your voting districts and outlines voter registration and requirements for the state of Alabama.



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