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Applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5 PM on the day before the election

An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on election day. If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 5 p.m.) on the day prior to the election.

FROM THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

BUSINESS/MEDICAL EMERGENCY VOTING applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5 PM on the day before the election, if the voter:

  • is required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on election day for an emergency business trip, or

  • has a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician

In addition to application information outlined in the next section, the business emergency application contains an affidavit acknowledging that the voter was not aware of the out-of-county business trip prior to the normal absentee ballot deadline. The medical emergency application requires that the attending physician describe and certify the circumstances as constituting an emergency.

STATE LAW

Alabama

Code of Ala. § 17-11-3

With a valid excuse, all voters may submit an absentee ballot request up to five days before the election. Within five days of an election, voters with medical or work-related emergencies may qualify for an absentee ballot. If emergency workers are responding to an emergency, then they can to vote by absentee ballot.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote

To obtain an absentee ballot, write or visit the local Absentee Election Manager (usually the Circuit Clerk), request an absentee ballot, and provide the following

The medical emergency application requires that the attending physician describe and certify the circumstances as constituting an emergency.

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