Voter Registration


Shelby County Board of Registrars
108 West College Street – (Butch Ellis Building)
PO Box 1642
Columbiana, AL 35051
205-669-3913


Click here for a listing of upcoming poll locations

Who We Are:
The Board of Registrars is composed of three members who serve a four year term of appointment.  Appointments are made by the Governor, the State Auditor, and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.The Board of Registrars is for Voter Registration only.  Information on vehicle and other registrations and licenses may be found HERE.
Eligibility:
An eligible voter must be:

A United States Citizen
Live in the state of Alabama
Be at least 18 years old
Not barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction
Not judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law
For municipal elections, must be a resident of the city for 30 days

Registration:
Applicants registering for the first time must complete a State of Alabama Voter Registration Form and submit it to the county in which they reside.  Applicants must provide a physical residential address, not just a post office box.  The applicant’s date of birth and an original signature are also required.  A Voter ID Card will be mailed to the voter showing the assigned polling location.

State law requires that the county board of registrars not register any person as a qualified elector within 10 days prior to any election.To check that you are a registered voter in Shelby County and to see your assigned polling location, CLICK HERE.

Students attending college in state have the option of registering in either their home county or their school’s county.
Forms:
Voter registration forms may be found at the office of the Board of Registrars, the satellite licensing offices located in Inverness and Pelham, or any public library in the state.To download the voter registration form;CLICK HERE. You are downloading a file named: nvra-2.pdf.  Please make a note of the name of this file you are downloading.  This information will help you find the file on your computer if you are unsure where your web browser saved the file. The file is in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), you will need Adobe’s Reader to view it. Click the link below to download the free Acrobat Reader.

Applications should be sent to the Shelby County Board of Registrars.
Name / Address Change:
When moving from one county to another within the state, voter registration does not transfer.  A new registration is required.  A completed registration form should be forwarded to the new county.Name changes and changes of address within the county must be made in writing and forwarded to the Shelby County Board of Registrars.
City Elections:
For municipal elections, a city election official maintains the poll list, assigns a voting location, and serves as the absentee voting official.  A person must be a resident of the city for 30 days before registering to vote in a municipal election.  Applications sent by mail must be postmarked prior to the tenth day before an election.Applications should be sent directly to the Shelby County Board of Registrars.
Absentee Voting:
For municipal elections, a city election official maintains the poll list, assigns a voting location, and serves as the absentee voting official.For all other elections, absentee ballots are the responsibility of the Circuit Clerk.  CLICK HERE for the Circuit Clerk’s office.

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