Birmingham Voters Head To The Polls Aug. 24. Here’s A Sample Ballot And What You Need To Know.

Voting Alabama

Mary Scott Hodgin, WBHM

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To find your polling place, confirm your voter status and see which district you’ll vote in, visit the city’s voter information page.

If you have a medical emergency within five days of the election, you can apply for an emergency absentee ballot and have the ballot hand-delivered to the clerk’s office by noon on election day. The ballot must have an attached form from your doctor attesting to your illness.

You also may apply for an emergency absentee ballot if you find out within five days of the election that you meet any of the conditions for voting by absentee. You must apply in the clerk’s office by the end of the business day Aug. 23. You also will have to sign an affidavit stating that you did not previously know about the emergency. Then you can fill out the ballot and hand it to the clerk. Here are the qualifying reasons you can vote absentee:

  • You expect to be absent from the county on election day.
  • You are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place.
  • You are registered to vote but live outside the county.
  • You are an appointed election officer or poll watcher and will be working at a polling place other than your own.
  • You are required to work a shift of 10 hours or more that coincides with polling hours.
  • You are a caregiver for a relative (in the first or second degree) who is homebound.
  • You are incarcerated but have not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude.
  • You can no longer vote by absentee ballot because of a fear of COVID-19.

If a runoff is necessary, that will be held Oct. 5.

Also, check out these resources:

2021 Birmingham Mayoral Candidate Profiles

Who’s Running For Birmingham City Council?

Candidates For Birmingham Board Of Education

Sample Ballot for 2021 Birmingham Elections by WBHM News on Scribd


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