Get answers to commonly asked voter questions here.

Birmingham municipal elections were Tues., Oct. 8.
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"I missed the voter registration cutoff for this election but I want to vote next time! How do I get registered?"

We hear this a lot. Don't let another election slip up on you. Here's how to register to vote in future elections... Download a registration form and mail to the Jefferson County Registrar (JeffCo residents) or Shelby County Registrar (Shelby Co residents), OR register at one of these locations. The AL Secretary of State says you can "fill out and submit voter registration forms at all state and/or county offices that provide public assistance. In Alabama, public assistance offices, such as Medicaid, WIC, and DHR, must distribute voter registration forms, provide assistance in completing the forms if necessary, and accept such forms."

Have you moved since you last voted? If so, register with your new address.
Are you sure you're registered? Check here to check your registration status and polling place or call the Jefferson County Registrar at 205 325-5550. Shelby County residents call the Shelby County Board of Registrars at 205 669-3913.



* Links to these publications are provided for information only. Commentary or editorial views that might be expressed in these publications are not necessarily the views of the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham. LWVGB is a strictly nonpartisan organization and does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.

Voter Resources

Here are quick answers to common election questions. Friends, family and co-workers may look to you for answers. Use this FAQ to help them.
  • Your Vote Counts button jogAm I registered to vote? Ans.
  • Where is my polling place? Ans.
  • I don't understand  Amendment __x__. Can you explain it to me, and what will be the consequences if it passes/fails? Ans.
  • What can I take to the polls as voter ID? Does it have to be a photo ID? Ans.
  • What are my rights as a voter? Can I be denied the right to vote? If I am disabled, what accommodation can I expect at my polling place?* Ans.
  • Where can I see a sample ballot before I go to the polls? Ans.
  • Where can I get real-time election night polling results for JeffCo.? Ans.
  • I have other questions about voting and the election. Where can I find answers?
    • Call the JeffCo Registrar at (205) 325-5550 or the Shelby Co. Board of Registrars at (205) 669-3913.
    • Visit LWV's election website at
    • Visit LWVGB at or call (205) 583-5000.
    • Visit the AL Secretary of State's election website or call 1-800-274-8683.
    • Download this guide published by the office of the AL Secretary of State.
* You can help LWV and ADAP asses your polling place for accessibility. Please take this form with you to the polls. Here are the instructions.

This is the how, where, and when of voting presented as answers to citizens' frequently asked questions about elections and voting. Includes instructions for voter registration and restoration of voting rights.

Know Your Voting Rights

Read about your voting rights under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and how to file a formal complaint if necessary. This is essential information for all voters, especially for Americans with disabilities.

Government Representatives at Your Fingertips
Get the information you need to contact government officials and representatives at the local, state and federal levels. Ask questions!  Let them hear your voice! Download "Fingertips". Also, available as a condensed trifold brochure.

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