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.
- When is the deadline for registering to vote in Shelby County? Monday, October 24, 2022 is the last day to register to vote in the November 8, 2022 General Midterm election. Click here to get registered to vote.
- How can I be sure I am registered to vote in Shelby County? You can also check the status of your absentee ballot on this same site. Check your registration status here.
- Where can I get information about applying for an absentee ballot? You can find information at the Circuit Clerk’s website.
- How do I request an absentee ballot? In order to vote absentee, a voter must complete an Absentee Ballot Application. A voter may obtain an Absentee Ballot Application in any of the following ways:
- IN PERSON
Visit the Shelby County Circuit Clerk located in the Shelby County Courthouse, 112 North Main Street, Room 1-F, Columbiana, Alabama 35051.
- BY INTERNET
Download an Absentee Ballot Application.
- BY PHONE
Call (205) 669-3779 and request that an Absentee Ballot Application be mailed to you.
- IN PERSON
- Where do I return an absentee ballot or application? Absentee Ballot Applications and Voted Absentee Ballots may be returned either in person by the person whose name appears on such materials OR by mail.
- BY MAIL
Absentee Ballot Applications and Voted Absentee Ballots may be mailed to:Absentee Election Manager
P. O. Box 1810
Columbiana, Alabama 35051*** NOTE - Absentee Ballot Applications and Voted Ballots returned by mail are only be accepted if returned ONE per envelope per AG opinion 82-551. ***
- IN PERSON
Absentee Ballot Applications and Voted Absentee Ballots may be returned by hand delivery to:Mary H. Harris, Circuit Clerk
112 North Main St., Room 1-F
Columbiana, AL 35051*** NOTE – Only the voter him/herself may return the Absentee Ballot Application and Voted Absentee Ballot. The Absentee Election Manager will require the voter to present an acceptable form of identification.***
- BY MAIL
- Can I view a sample ballot? A link to the Sample Ballots will be provided as soon as ballots are approved and available.
- 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.
- What proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution are on the ballot?A link to the Amendments included on the ballot will be provided as soon as ballots are approved and available.
- 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?