Some Birmingham polling places may serve only 1 registered voter during special election
The City of Birmingham may end up with a couple of polling places each serving only one registered voter this summer. ABC 33/40 has learned a few other locations have a small number of voters registered to them as well.The city is holding a special election for the District 4 seat on June 3, which is the same day as the state and county primary races. A state law requires the City of Birmingham to hold its polling locations within Jefferson County voting boundaries.The City Clerk and State Representative Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) tells ABC 33/40 the way the lines are drawn make for those type of scenarios. But Moore, who sponsored the bill that became law in 2005, says she is working to tweak a new bill that would give city leaders more leverage in the future.Tune into ABC 33/40 at 5 p.m. for more on this story as well as the costs to staff a precinct, even when only one voter shows up.