Alabama voters go to the polls March 1, and there’s a lot more on the ballot than the high-profile presidential race.In Democratic and Republican primaries, voters will nominate candidates  for U.S. Senate and the state’s Public Service Commission president, Supreme Court and Board of Education, plus decide on an amendment.

Voters in Jefferson and Shelby counties will pick nominees for judgeships, school board seats, district attorney and treasurer offices.

BirminghamWatch and Weld For Birmingham, Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM, Starnes Publishing, B-Metro and Kaleidoscope are collaborating to offer this one-stop, interactive, factual, non-partisan Voter Guide.

Candidate profiles, sample ballots, answers about issues, campaign contributor lists, info on where to vote and more. It’s all in the guide below.

Find Your Polling Place

At the Secretary of State Office’s Alabama Votes website, you can look up your assigned polling place and see a list of the districts in which you are eligible to vote.


Verify Your Registration

If you haven’t voted in a while or you’re new to voting, it’s best to check your voter registration status and make sure you are listed as an “active” voter.

Registration Information

Report a Problem at the Polls

If you suspect you have encountered irregularities in state and local elections, you can report the incidents through the Secretary of State Office’s Stop Voter Fraud Now website. All reports of alleged violations filed through the web site will be kept confidential.

Sample Ballots

Below are sample ballots with state and local races for Jefferson and Shelby Counties. For all other county ballots please visit

Voter Guide Acknowledgements

  • Voter Guide editors were Virginia Martin, BirminghamWatch, and Nick Patterson, Weld for Birmingham.
  • Profiles and other stories were reported by: Victoria Coman, Keysha Drexel, David Knox, Lori C. Pruitt and Paul South, BirminghamWatch. Destiny Hosmer, Cody Owens and Luke Richey, Weld for Birmingham. Andrew Yeager, Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM
  • Maggie Andrews, BirminghamWatch, designed the Web presentation for the guide. Rick Frennea contributed the sample ballots.
  • Birmingham Public Library supported this project, distributing information about the guide at its 19 locations. Biz Talk With Roy Williams promoted the guide on WAGG 610 AM.