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Absentee ballot voting on the rise in Alabama; what you need to know prior to Election Day


SYLACAUGA, Ala. –  Voting across the nation may look a little different this year, due to COVID-19.

U.S. citizens will see a number of local and state races on the ballot on Nov. 3, in addition to the presidential contest.

Some states are allowing early voting and has mandated that each resident vote by mail or by using a ballot box, which leaves some residents concerned about whether or not their ballot will be processed correctly. However, this is not the case for residents in the state of Alabama.

Absentee ballot voting is on the rise in Alabama.

While absentee ballot voting is an option for residents in the state of Alabama, voters are encouraged to show to the polls and exercise their right to vote on election day, while following social distancing guidelines.

Absentee ballot applications must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager for your county no later than the 5th calendar day prior to 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.

For more information on how to apply for an absentee ballot, click here. For more information on the constitutional amendments that will be voted on in Alabama, click here.


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