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Thursday deadline to apply for absentee ballot for upcoming municipal elections

Thursday, August 20, is the deadline for voters to apply for a regular absentee ballot for Alabama’s upcoming municipal elections, scheduled for Tuesday, August 25.

See your municipality’s election manager (town/city clerk) to request an absentee ballot.

Monday, August 24, is the last day, up to the close of business, for a voter to hand-deliver an absentee ballot.

If an absentee ballot is returned by mail, it must be postmarked by Monday and received by noon the day of the election (Tuesday, August 25).

Monday is also the last day, up to the close of business, for a voter to apply for and submit an emergency absentee ballot if he or she is required by an employer to be unavailable to vote at the polls; is a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment within five days of the election; or has a family member to the 2nd degree of kinship who dies within five days of the election.

Polls will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says anyone concerned about COVID-19 may apply for and cast an absentee ballot in the August 25 municipal election as well as the November 3 general election.

Check the box that reads as follows (in the case none of the boxes are appropriate):

“I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. [ID REQUIRED].”

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