Polling Location Change Impacts Tuscaloosa District 7
There are 10 days left until the 2021 Tuscaloosa municipal election. With recent changes to a local polling location, knowing the correct spot for voters to cast their ballots is imperative to an efficient voting plan.
Districts 1 through 6 will vote in the same places as in years past. Here are the polling locations for those zones:
- District 1: (TDOT) Building Auditorium
- District 2: McDonald Hughes Community Center
- District 3: Church of the Highlands
- District 4: Calvary Baptist Church Annex
- District 5: Alberta Baptist Church
- District 6: Belk Activity Center
District 7, however, had to change its polling location due to an incapacitating fire at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in 2019. District 7 constituents should now go to vote at East McFarland Baptist Church.
According to an employee in the Tuscaloosa City Clerk's office, this is the only change in municipal polling locations, but there has been some confusion differentiating between municipal locations versus federal and state polling locations.
Tuscaloosa County provides 54 voting stations for federal and state elections but for municipal elections, there are only seven. There is some overlap with the Belk Activity Center, Alberta Baptist Church and the Church of the Highlands, which act as voting locations for municipal, state and federal elections. Otherwise, locations differ.
On Feb. 15, the City of Tuscaloosa added two additional Saturdays where they will be accepting absentee ballots. Registered voters who wish to drop off their ballots can do so Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office. The official date of the Tuscaloosa municipal election is March 2.
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