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Deadline for applying for absentee ballot by mail is Nov. 1

MONTGOMERY — The absentee voting period for the Nov. 8 General Election is underway.

The deadline is Nov. 1 for election officials to receive an application for an absentee ballot, according to Secretary of State John Merrill.

Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded online or requested by visiting or calling the local Absentee Election Manager’s office. Voters may also contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 334-242-7210 to request an absentee ballot application.

Important absentee voting deadlines are listed below:

  • Nov. 1: The last day that absentee ballot applications returned by mail can be received by the Absentee Election Manager.
  • Nov. 3: The last day that absentee ballot applications returned by hand can be received by the Absentee Election Manager.
  • Nov. 7: The last day an absentee ballot returned by hand can be received by the Absentee Election Manager.
  • Nov. 8: Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon today.

Voters who are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) will have until Nov. 8 to postmark an absentee ballot.

For questions or concerns, contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 334-242-7210.

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