Elections

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION NIGHT TABULATION MUNICIPAL ELECTION – August 23, 2016
Position Candidate Total Decision
Mayor
Buddy Choat 1854 Runoff
Eugene A. “Gene” Melton 1290
Anthony Montalto 2091 Runoff
Total Votes Cast 5235
Place 2 John H. Payne 1499
Alan Taylor 3430 Elected
Total Votes Cast 4929
Place 3 Tommy Brewer 1173
Jef Freeman 2656 Elected
Paul Anthony Irwin, III 794
Total Votes Cast 4623
Place 5 D. R. “Dave” Blount 1373
Martha Franklin Driggers 1071
Zack Steele 2502 Elected
Total Votes Cast 4946

(List updated: July 19, 2016)

General Information:

Municipal elections are held quadrennially on the fourth Tuesday in August. The next City election for the office of Mayor and for five City Council positions will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. These are non-partisan, at-large elections.

A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 and the organizational meeting for the new administration will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Voters must be registered a minimum of 14 days prior to the election. If you have moved or had a name change, please update your information prior to this deadline. Registration and updates may be done on-line at www.alabamavotes.gov or forms may be obtained at City Hall, Trussville Public Library, any Courthouse or any State-Aid agency.

Poll hours are from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.

Municipal Election Official:

The City Clerk is the municipal election official and the municipal absentee ballot election official. Any person desiring to become a candidate may obtain information from City Clerk Lynn Porter, 205-661-4050, lporter@trussville.org . Any person who is unable to attend the polls on election day may request an absentee ballot application from the City Clerk.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates for municipal office must be registered voters (qualified electors) in the City on the date the qualification papers are filed, and must have resided within the city limits for ninety (90) days prior to the date of the election, and must remain a resident of the city during the term of office.
Qualification Dates:
Candidates may qualify to run for office not earlier than Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. (§11-46-22, Code of Alabama, 1975) nor later than Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (§11-46-25, Code of Alabama, 1975).

Qualification Fees:

A Statement of Candidacy must be filed along with a qualification fee of $50.00 for the position of mayor or for a city council position, or an affidavit of indigency may be filed.
Additional candidate information is available by contacting City Clerk Lynn Porter at her office at City Hall, 131 Main Street, by phone at (205) 661-4050 or by e-mail at lporter@trussville.org

Voter forms:

Voter registration / Name or Address Change

Absentee Ballot Application – Federal, State, & County Elections (General, Primary, Special)
Must be returned to the County Absentee Elections Manager

Municipal Absentee Ballot Application – Trussville Elections (General, Run-off, Special)
Must be returned to the City Clerk at Trussville City Hall

Documents of interest to candidates:

2016 Candidate Information

FCPA Committee

FCPA Filing

FCPA Waiver

FCPA Dissolution

FCPA Guidelines

Statement of Economic Interests

Guidelines for Public Officials and Employees

Campaign Advertising

 Who Took My Sign 

Articles of interest to candidates:

What Every Candidate Should Know about Municipal Government

Duties of the Mayor and City Council