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Elections

 


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 25, 2020. These are non-partisan, at-large elections.

A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and the organizational meeting for the new administration will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020.

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 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. (§11-46-22, Code of Alabama, 1975) nor later than Tuesday, July 21, 2020 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


Resources

Voter forms:

Documents of interest to candidates:

Articles of interest to candidates:

Poll Worker Training – click on the links below: