Birmingham ready for Tuesday's vote

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Tuesday's City Council and School Board Elections are right around the corner.  This year will be a little different, with Birmingham picking up the tab and work due to Jefferson County's financial problems and lack of employees.  But, city officials want to stress to voters, they should see no difference when they cast their ballot.

More than 130,000 postcards were mailed out to Birmingham residents in the mail, explaining where they vote in Tuesday's election.  Some polling places have changed, but as a rule of thumb, you'll likely vote the same place you voted during last November's Presidential Election.

Absentee voting wrapped up Thursday at City Hall.  Officials with the City Clerks office have had a lot of work to do in 2 weeks, getting the word last minute they'd be in charge this year due to Jefferson County's lack of employees.

City Clerk Paula Smith says the poll workers have been trained, the machines have been tested, locations have been checked.  The important thing for voters to know, they should see little changes when they cast ballots for City Council or School Board.  "We're using the same voting machines with this company, City Clerk Paula Smith said.  "Election Systems & Software use the same machines that we use with Jefferson County, so there's no changes in the voting machines.

If you are confused and need more information about the election you can do either call City Hall and speak with someone in the City Clerk's office or Board of Registrars.   OR, you can click on this link.  The state has set up a site outlining all polling locations.