Notice is hereby given that on March 2, 2020, at 7:00pm in the Pleasant Grove City Council Chambers at 501 Park Road, Pleasant Grove, Alabama, the City of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, will hold the first of four total forums or public hearings on the new cumulative voting method of electing members for the City Council of the City of Pleasant Grove starting with the August 25, 2020, municipal election. At each forum the cumulative voting process will be described in detail and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions about cumulative voting. Time will be allotted to answer any and all questions. The first three forums will be held at the end of council meetings at Pleasant Grove City Hall and the fourth forum will be held at the Pleasant Grove Community Center located at 530 Park Road. For more information on the forums or the cumulative voting method to be utilized for the future municipal elections beginning with the August 25, 2020 election, for the City of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, please contact the City Clerk, Karen Duncan at (205)744-1723 or visit the City website at www.cityofpg.com under the Election tab where forum and cumulative voting plus information regarding municipal elections may be found. You may also find information on the cumulative voting method on the City of Pleasant Grove Alabama Facebook page.
Municipal elections are held quadrennially on the fourth Tuesday in August. The next City election for the office of Mayor and for five City Council positions will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Everyone will vote at one polling place: The Craig Henderson Building of the First Baptist Church 714 4th. Street. The polling place will be opened at 7:00am and closed at 7:00pm. If a run-off is necessary for the Mayor position then a run-off election will be held on October 6, 2020.
The organizational meeting for the new administration will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020.
In order to be a qualified elector of the municipality, a person must have resided within the municipality for at least 30 days prior to the election. Section 11-46-22, Code of Alabama 1975.
Voters must be registered a minimum of 14 days prior to the election. If you have moved or had a name change, please update your information prior to this deadline. Registration and updates may be done on-line at www.alabamavotes.gov or forms may be obtained at City Hall, Pleasant Grove Public Library, any Courthouse or any State-Aid agency.
Municipal Election Official
Candidates for municipal office must be registered voters (qualified electors) in the City on the date the qualification papers are filed, and must have resided within the city limits for ninety (90) days prior to the date of the election, and must remain a resident of the city during the term of office.
Candidates may qualify to run for office not earlier than Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. (§11-46-22, Code of Alabama, 1975) nor later than Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (§11-46-25, Code of Alabama, 1975).
A Statement of Candidacy must be filed along with a qualification fee of $50.00 for the position of mayor or for a city council position, or an affidavit of indigency may be filed.