Shelby County Election
Several changes have been made to Shelby County voting locations to improve traffic flow, parking and handicap accessibility. Postcards have been sent to voters whose voting location has changed and/or who have had a change in their congressional or state legislative district due to the changes passed by the state legislature during the 2021 Special Session.
2024 General Election Sample Ballot For Shelby County (PDF)
- How can I find my voting place in Shelby County? Search your Polling Place here. A listing of all precincts in Shelby County can be found here.
- When is the deadline for registering to vote in Shelby County? Voter registration is closed for the fourteen (14) days before an election.
- How can I be sure I am registered to vote in Shelby County? Check your registration status here. You can also check the status of your absentee ballot on this same site.
- Where can I get information about applying for an absentee ballot? Please check back in January for absentee voting information.
- Can I view a sample ballot? A link to the Sample Ballots is provided at www.sos.alabama.gov.
- What proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution are on the ballot? A link to the Amendments included on the ballot is provided at www.sos.alabama.gov.
- What I.D. do I need to bring to the polls on Election Day? You need one of the following:
- Alabama Driver’s License (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
- Alabama Nondriver ID (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
- Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Nondriver ID,Alabama Photo Voter ID Card,state-issued ID (Alabama or any other state), such as AL Department of Corrections Release - Temporary ID (Photo Required), AL Movement/Booking Sheet from Prison/Jail System (Photo Required), Pistol Permit (Photo Required)
- Driver’s License issued by another state, Federal-Issued ID, US passport, Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state
- Student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
- Military ID or tribal ID
- What hours are the polls open? Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
- Am I eligible to vote in Alabama? You must be a United States Citizen, a resident in Alabama, at least 18 years old, not convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have had your rights restored), not legally declared mentally incompetent by a court.
- What is a provisional vote in Alabama? A provisional ballot is the same as any other ballot except you must sign a legal document saying that you are eligible to vote and complete a voter information update form. If your name is not on the voters' list at your voting place, your provisional ballot will be counted if the Shelby County Board of Registrars is able to confirm after the election that you were eligible. Provisional ballots are counted a week after the election.
- I am disabled. Does Shelby County have plans in place to help me vote? Yes. Every Shelby County polling place has at least one handicapped voting machine. Also, if you are disabled or over 70 years old, you can move to the head of the voting line by notifying a voting official at the poll.
- Is campaigning allowed near the polling place on Election Day? Yes, as long as it is done at least 30 feet from the door of the building where voting is taking place and is allowed by the owner of the property if the precinct is on private property.
- I have moved from one Alabama county to another since the last election. Am I registered to vote? No. Voter registration does not follow you from county to county. You must register in the county where you now live.
- Can I wear campaign buttons or shirts to the polling place? Yes you can, but you cannot loiter at the polls, leave printed campaign materials, or carry printed political information with you.
- Can I take photographs inside the polling place? Yes, but only of your own ballot. You cannot take any other photographs inside the polling place.
- Where do I report election or voter fraud in Shelby County? Call 1-800-274-8683
- Where can I find more information?