Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections are held on 4th fourth Tuesday in August every 4 years. The registered voters residing in the City of Pelham elect a mayor and 5 city councilors. City officials are elected "at-large" or city-wide. Pelham is not divided into voting districts for municipal elections. The next municipal election will be August 24, 2020.

Voter Registration


Residents may check and/or update their voter registration and may download forms online at the Secretary of State's website. You may contact the Shelby County Board of Registrars at 669-3913 or visit their website. Voter Registration Forms are also available at the Pelham Public Library and Pelham City Hall. Residents must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old to be an eligible voter.

Absentee Ballot


Absentee ballot application forms for all county, state or national elections are available from the Absentee Election Manager (Shelby County Circuit Clerk Mary Harris) 205-669-3779 or can be downloaded from the Secretary of State's office.

A ballot or an application for a ballot can be returned in person only by the voter or be delivered by U.S. Mail. Ballots and applications cannot be delivered by a third party.

For municipal elections (Mayor and City Council) the City Clerk serves as the Absentee Election Manager.

Additional municipal election information is posted in Documents and Archives on the City of Pelham website.