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Vote by Absentee Ballot

Due to Covid-19, the Secretary of State is allowing Alabama voters concerned about the coronavirus to cast an absentee ballot. Voters filling out an application for an absentee ballot should check the box that says “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. [ID REQUIRED]” to receive their absentee ballot.

The deadline to apply for a municipal election absentee ballot is August 20.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by August 24 and received by noon on August 25 to be counted; they can also be hand-delivered by the person voting to a county absentee election manager by close of business on August 24.


You may vote by absentee ballot if:

  • you will be absent from the county on election day
  • you are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • you are a registered Alabama voter who is temporarily living outside the county (such as a member of the Armed Forces, a voter employed outside of the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person)
  • you are an appointed election officer or poll watcher at a polling place other than your regular polling place
  • you work a required shift – 10 hours or more – that coincides with polling hours


Mail your completed ballot to:
Kenneth Benion, Clerk-Treasurer
PO Box 308
Huntsville, Alabama 35804


Hand-deliver your completed form to:
308 Fountain Circle
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(Free parking available in front of Municipal Building)

Absentee ballots for elections more than 30 days apart must be requested on separate applications. This restriction does not apply if you are a member of the armed forces or you are a United States citizen residing overseas, or you are a spouse or dependent of such person.

The absentee election manager may not accept multiple applications which are mailed in one envelope.


  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Clerk Treasurer Office

    City Hall, 3rd Floor

    308 Fountain Circle

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.