City to mail postcards to voters who vary between two polls locations
MADISON – During the week of Aug. 10, the City of Madison will mail approximately 11,412 postcards to those voters in Madison who have two different voting locations.
For these voters, the voting location varies, depending on what type of election is occurring, according to Melanie A. Williard, who works as City of Madison City Clerk-Treasurer.
The city will mail postcards to voters in Madison who vote for county/state/federal elections in one place but vote in municipal (or city) elections at a different site. “These cards are being sent to alert those voters for the Aug. 25 municipal election. They will go to a different voting location than they went to for the primary in March or run-off in July,” Williard said.
In addition, the postcard reminds individuals that they will return to the March/July voting site for the November election. “This info is also on their voter registration card from Madison County but not a lot of folks look at those,” Williard said.
For example, consider District 1’s voting locations. The polls will be located at Faith Lutheran Church, 660 Gillespie Road for the general municipal election on Aug. 25 to elect the District 1 Councilman and Mayor. If a municipal runoff is needed, voters again will go to Faith Lutheran.
However, the voting site for the county-state-federal general election on Nov. 3 will be located at Madison City Hall, 100 Hughes Road.
A State of Alabama statute requires all polls to open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.madisonal.gov. Click the “Government” pulldown menu, and then click “Election Information.” Scroll down for a list of all districts and their voting sites.