Municipal Election Information

2020 Athens Municipal Election Information

The City of Athens will hold municipal elections this year. All cities in the state follow this same schedule:
  • Qualifying: July 7 through July 21
  • Election Day: August 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Run-Off Election (if needed): October 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Newly Elected Officials Take Office: November 2

Register to Vote

If you need to register to vote, visit Alabama Votes Info site.

Key Dates for Registration

Here are key dates for those who have not yet registered to vote and want to vote in this election:
  • Last day to establish residency: May 25
  • Last day to register to vote: August 10
  • Last day to apply for a regular absentee ballot: August 20
  • Last day to apply for an emergency absentee ballot:  August 24
  • Absentee ballots may be hand delivered up until 5:00 pm on August 24th
  • Absentee ballots must be postmarked or processed by the common carrier not later than the day prior to the election and received not later than noon on election day, August 25th.  
Click Here to download the Absentee Ballot Application.  The application must be filled out and returned to the Clerks Office in City Hall.