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
- Complete the Municipal Elections Absentee Ballot Application form or the Spanish language version, Solicitud de boleta electoral en ausencia municipal, and print to sign.
- Sign the application and return the application with your photo ID to the address below.
- Once the voter completes the ballot, please follow instructions mailed with the ballot. Ballots must be post marked the day before the election day.
- One application per envelope.
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.