MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Alabama voters who will not be in town December 12 can submit an absentee ballot, but the deadline to apply is fast approaching.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00 o’clock p.m. is the deadline to apply for absentee ballots for the Special U. S. Senate Primary Election.
Completed ballot materials must be returned by the voter in person to the Absentee Election Manager at the Mobile Government Plaza no later than 5:00 o’ clock p.m. on December 11, 2017. For people in Mobile that office is at Government Plaza.
According to the Alabama Secretary of State website, “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.”
Any qualified voter may submit an absentee ballot application by mail or in person to the Absentee Election Manager’s Office for the following reasons:
- The voter is out of the county or state on election day.
- The voter has any physical illness or infirmity which prevents the voter from attending the polls –
you are unable to access your assigned polling place due to a neurological, musculoskeletal,
respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, or other life-altering disorder that affects
your ability to perform manual tasks, stand for any length of time, walk unassisted, see, hear or
speak and: you are an elderly voter aged 65 or older or you are a voter with a disability.
- The voter works a shift that has at least 10 hours, which coincide with the hours the polls are open
at the voter’s regular polling place.
- The voter is a student enrolled in school outside the county of personal residence.
- The voter is a member, a spouse or a dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces,
or is similarly qualified to vote absentee according to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas
Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
- The voter has been appointed an election officer or named a poll watcher at a polling place other
Click here for more information on the Absentee ballot.
You can find the address for your county’s Absentee Election Manager here.