Qualifying to be a Candidate for Election
Please Note: Qualifying Ends July 21, 2020 at 5:00pm
|Office||Minimum Age||State Resident||US Citizen||Registered Voter 1||Term of Office||Number of Terms|
|Mayor||18||90 days||1 day||yes||4||no limit|
|Must be a resident of the city for 90 days prior to election.|
|City Council||18||90 days||1 day||yes||4||no limit|
|Must be a resident of the city or district for 90 days prior to election.|
All Candidates must complete a Statement of Candidacy and pay a $50 filing fee at City Hall, 101 20th St. S, Irondale AL 35210. Within 5 days of becoming a candidate, the candidate must file a Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee Form with the County and a Statement of Economic Interests with the Alabama Ethics Commission.
Council District Map
Current Qualified Candidates
July 7, 2020 – July 21, 2020 (5:00 pm) – Qualifying
July 26, 2020 – Last day to establish residency to vote in the municipal general election
August 10, 2020 – Last day to register to vote for the municipal election https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote
August 14, 2020 – Voting machine testing will take place at City Hall. The machines will be available for inspection any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. View notice.
August 20, 2020 – Last day for a voter to apply for a regular absentee ballot
August 24, 2020 –
- Last day, up to the close of business, for a voter to apply for and submit an emergency absentee ballot if he or she:
- is required by employer to be unavailable to vote at the polls
- is a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment within 5 days of an election
- has a family member to the 2nd degree kinship who dies within 5 days of the election
- Last day, up to close of business (5:00 pm), for to a voter to hand-deliver absentee ballot
- If an absentee ballot is returned by mail, it must be postmarked by August 24 and received by noon the day of the election
August 25, 2020 – ELECTION DAY – Polls open 7:00am to 7:00pm
Applications for Absentee Ballots and Absentee ballots are now available at City Hall. Updated 7/29/2020
The City of Irondale Elections are August 25th. Considering that many are social distancing due to Covid-19, here’s what you need to do to get an absentee ballot. It is very simple to vote absentee. However there is only a short window of time so you should begin this process as soon as possible.
- Fill out the Application for Municipal Absentee Ballot. You can get this from the City or Irondale or directly from the Alabama Secretary of State https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/voter-pdfs/absentee/MuniAbsenteeAppFillable.pdf
- Select the second box “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls” if you are Covid-19 social distancing and do not feel comfortable going to the polls.
- Be sure to include a copy of your photo ID.
- Each application must be placed in a separate envelope. Be sure it is signed by one witness. Review it carefully for accuracy. Hand deliver or mail to Election Official, Irondale City Hall, 101 20th Street South, Irondale, AL 35210.
- If you mail, then you should receive your ballot in just a few days. If you do not receive your ballot, make an inquiry ASAP (there’s just not that much time to waste).
- If you hand deliver, then you could get your absentee ballot immediately.
- Submitting your actual ballot is a sensitive process and you can find the details here under the subtitle BALLOT PROCEDURE. https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/absentee-voting Follow these procedures carefully.
- You may mail it in. A notary is not required as long as your ballot is witnessed by two witnesses.
Remember that the election is August 25th. The last day to request a ballot is August 20th although anyone wishing to vote absentee should make their Application for Municipal Absentee Ballot as soon as possible. This information has been cleared with the Mayor, the City Clerk, and the City Attorney.