1 day left to apply for absentee ballot for Primary Runoff Election

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The July 14 Primary Runoff Election is now less than a week away. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Thursday, July 9. The deadline to return an absentee ballot to the Absentee Election Manager is the close of business Monday, July 13.  The last day to postmark an absentee ballot is Monday, July 13. Voters who are eligible to vote pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act will have until Tuesday, July 14 to postmark an absentee ballot.

Alabama Sec. of State John Merrill said In order to protect the safety and well-being of voters, he encourages those who are concerned about contracting or spreading the coronavirus to apply for and cast an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded online at www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/absentee-voting or requested by visiting or calling Cullman County’s Absentee Election Manager’s office at the Cullman County Courthouse, Room 303, 256-775-4654.

Voters may also contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 334-242-7210 to request an absentee ballot application.

Due to the declared states of emergency, any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place shall be eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable to that individual. In the case none of the boxes are appropriate, voters can check the box which reads as follows:

“I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. [ID REQUIRED]”

The following video walks voters through applying for an absentee ballot:

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot for the July 14, 2020 Primary Runoff Election (www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xxwlwV-4fE&t=11s)

To learn more about testing locations and options related to the coronavirus, call 1-888-264-2256 or visit CDC.gov.