Poll workers complete preparations for Birmingham municipal elec

Poll workers complete preparations for Birmingham municipal elections

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A sample ballot for the Aug. 27 elections. Source: City of Birmingham A sample ballot for the Aug. 27 elections. Source: City of Birmingham
Voters cast their ballots in a past election. Source: WBRC file video Voters cast their ballots in a past election. Source: WBRC file video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham's 2013 municipal elections take place Tuesday, Aug. 27 and voters will decide which candidates will be the next mayor, city council and school board.

Workers will be busy at city hall tallying votes Tuesday night. There are 130,000 registered voters in Birmingham. City Clerk Lee Frazier says he can't predict what the voter turnout will be like but he says absentee voting has had one of the highest turnouts he's seen in some time.

Frazier says there have been 500 to 600 absentee votes cast already. He says that Monday night is all about ensuring Tuesday gets off to a smooth start.

"For me the biggest thing is making sure polling places open on time...want to make sure people are there, facility unlocked ready for them to come in set up," he said.

If voters have any issues or complaints, they are urged to call Frazier's office at 205-254-2290. Voters should remember to bring some form of identification.

The city of Birmingham has released a sample ballot for Tuesday's elections. Click here to download a PDF copy of the ballot.

If voters are unsure where their polling place is located, they should call 205-325-5550. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FOX6 News will be covering the Birmingham elections, so check back to MyFoxal.com, the WBRC News app, Facebook and Twitter for ongoing coverage.

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