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Organization : Alabama Secretary of State
Facility : Absentee Voting Process
Country : United States
State : Alabama
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Absentee Voting Process :

Here you can find answers to your questions about topics such as eligibility for an absentee ballot, applying for an absentee ballot, and casting an absentee ballot

Absentee Voting Eligibility :
A voter may cast an absentee ballot if he or she
** Will Be Absent From The County on election day
** Is Ill Or Has A Physical Disability that prevents a trip to the polling place

Related : Utah CD 3 Special Primary Election On August 15th, 2017 :

** Is A Registered Alabama Voter Living Outside The County, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person

** Is An Appointed Election Officer Or Poll Watcher at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place

** Works A Required Shift, 10-Hours Or More, that coincides with polling hours 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.

Absentee ballot application :
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 :
** name and residential address (or other such information in order to verify voter registration)

** election for which the ballot is requested
** reason for absence from polls on election day

** party choice, if the election is a party primary. (It is not necessary to give a party choice for a general election; however, in a party primary a voter may participate in only one political party’s primary; thus a choice must be designated so that the appropriate ballot can be provided.

If the voter declines or fails to designate a choice for a primary or primary runoff ballot, the absentee election manager may send only the ballot for constitutional amendments.)

** address to which the ballot should be mailed
** voter signature (If a mark is made in place of a signature, it must be witnessed)

The absentee ballot application must be returned to the Absentee Election Manager by the voter in person (or by the voter’s designee in the case of medical emergency voting) or by U.S. Mail.

No absentee ballot application may be mailed in the same envelope as another voter’s absentee ballot application.

Upon receiving the absentee ballot application, the Absentee Election Manager may request additional evidence on the reason for voting absentee if the voter has a history of absentee voting.

The absentee ballot applications must turned in no later than the fifth calendar day before the election.

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