Elections & Voters List

2018 ELECTION
TO ELECT MAYOR AND SEVEN COUNCIL MEMBERS

Election Day:  August 28
Runoff Election:  October 9 (Mayor and District 5 Councilmember)
Polling hours:  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Polling locations: 

01A        Antioch Baptist Church Family Life Center
                2103 East Broad Street
01B        Starnes Park Community Building
                601 Starnes Park
02A        East Gadsden Community Center
                919 Wilson Street
02B        Thompson Community Center
                236 Goldenrod Avenue
03A        Former Gadsden High School (Lunchroom)
                607 S. 12th Street
03B        Carver Community Center
                1030 Tuscaloosa Avenue
03C        Thompson Community Center
                236 Goldenrod Avenue
04A        Wallace Hall, Gadsden State Community College
                1001 George Wallace Drive
04B        Meadowbrook Baptist Church
                2525 Rainbow Drive
04C        Convention Hall
                344 S. 1st Street
05A        Convention Hall
                344 S. 1st Street
05B        The Tabernacle
                1301 S. 11th Street
06A        Elliott Community Center
                2829 W. Meighan Boulevard
06B        Walnut Park Community Center
                3200 Walnut Street
07A        Elliott Community Center
                2829 W. Meighan Boulevard
07B        Kiwanis Pavilion
                1500 Noccalula Road

Note concerning polling locations:
Some residents voting at East Gadsden Community Center and Wallace Hall in non-city elections (June 5, July 17, November 6), will not vote there in city elections.

Postcards:
In mid July, postcards will be mailed to City of Gadsden voters with specific information concerning election dates, voting location, and district assignment.  If you are a city voter and do not receive a postcard, you should contact the City Clerk or the Board of Registrars.  You are also encouraged to call if you receive a postcard that pertains to another voter or has incorrect information.

Registering to Vote:
Voter registration forms can be obtained at the Board of Registrars office and on-line at the Secretary of State’s website:  https://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote.  You may also register in person at the Board of Registrars office, which is located in Room 206 in the Etowah County Courthouse at 800 Forrest Avenue (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  The deadline for registering to vote in any particular election is 14 days before the election date.

Voter Records:
Make sure that your name and address are correct on the official voting list—there is no automatic system for updating.  If you have moved or married since the time you registered to vote and you haven’t completed a voter update form, your information is probably not current.  It is also possible that you may be on the inactive list.  The Secretary of State website provides citizens with options for updating their voting records, including on-line submission and downloading forms.  The Voter Registration Form also serves as a Voter Update Form.  To access a printable form, you may click on this link:  Voter Registration Form.  The completed form will be mailed to the Etowah County Board of Registrars, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901.  You may also update your voting information in person at the BOR office (Room 206, Etowah County Courthouse).  If you are unsure about your voter record, please feel free to call 256-549-5384.

Absentee ballots: 
For information, call the City Clerk's office at 256-549-4517 or come to Room 401, 4th Floor, Gadsden City Hall, 90 Broad Street.  An application may be downloaded here.  The last day to receive completed applications for a regular absentee ballot for the October 9th runoff election will be Thursday, October 4.  Business emergency absentee ballots will be issued through October 8.  Qualified medical emergency absentee ballots will be issued through noon on election day (October 9).

Clerk’s office hours:
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on certain dates, including July 17, August 23, August 27, October 4, and October 8. 

City of Gadsden elections are non-partisan, and no write-in votes are permitted.  Click here for a list of candidates of the August 28 election.  Click here to view sample ballots for the August 28 election. 

There will be a runoff election on October 9 for the offices of Mayor and District 5 councilmember---click here for a list of candidates.  Click here to view sample ballots for the October 9 runoff election.

Contact Information
Gadsden City Clerk’s office – Room 401
City Hall – 90 Broad Street
256-549-4517
inelson@cityofgadsden.com

Etowah County Board of Registrars – Room 206
Etowah County Courthouse – 800 Forrest Avenue
256-549-5384

General voter information is available at the Secretary of State website:
https://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes