WHO MAY VOTE ABSENTEE:
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
• 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 5:00 p.m. 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 by a licensed physician
In addition, 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.
APPLY WITH: Honorable Brad Curnutt, Circuit Court Clerk/Absentee Election Manager
Physical Address: 200 West Washington Street, Athens, AL 35611
Mailing Address: 200 West Washington Street, Athens, AL 35611
Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. until Noon and 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.) – Central
For statewide elections, absentee ballot applications and completed absentee ballots should be hand delivered or mailed to the Absentee Election Manager.