On Tuesday, August 28, the polls will open for voting in the municipal elections throughout the state.
Candidates must qualify for municipal offices with the city or town clerks between July 3rd and July 17th.
All city and town Council offices are up for the election as well as the Mayors’ seats.
Voters cast their ballot at their local polling place unless they qualify for an absentee ballot.
To obtain an absentee ballot, the voter must first get an application at City Hall and state the reason he/she will be unable to be in the city on election day.
That application must be filled out and mailed back to city hall. When the application is received a ballot will be mailed to the voter, who fills it out and mails it back to city hall.
The only exception to this policy is for voters who are home-bound and must send someone to pick up a ballot for them. The fact that they are physically incapable of picking up a ballot must be verified prior to a ballot being mailed out.
Polling places and districts for the August 28 election for the City of Eutaw are:
District 1 – Black Warrior Electric Company;
District 2 – Carver Middle School;
District 3 – Eutaw Presbyterian Church;
District 4 – Branch Heights Community Center;
District 5 – National Guard Armory.
The polling places for the towns of Forkland, Boligee and Union are in the respective town halls.
On election day, the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Candidate guide available
from Municipal League
According to information from the Alabama League of Municipalities, since the 2008 Municipal Elections changes have been made to the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) found in Sections 17-5-1 through 17-5-19 of the Code of Alabama 1975. The FCPA sets out rules for how and when candidates can raise and spend money when running for public office. It also provides for specific reporting requirements for candidates who raise and spend money.
For local elections the FCPA requires all candidates who receive contributions or make expenditures of $1,000 or more to report their financial activities. The Code of Alabama 1975 also provides that candidates may not convert campaign funds to personal use.
For more information on municipal elections in general, the Alabama League of Municipalities recommends a review of the publication “Procedures for Holding Elections in Mayor-Council Municipalities.”
The League also recommends a review of the “Candidate Filing Guide” which is available from the Elections Division of the Alabama Secretary of State.
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