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Absentee Voting

2014 Absentee Election Information

Separate application must be requested for each election unless you are voting pursuant to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

(For information concerning Municipal Elections, please contact the office of the City Clerk of that Municipality.)

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There is no provision in Alabama law for EARLY VOTING. You may vote absentee if you can meet one of the following criteria and can make sworn affidavit as to the reason.

Requirements as outlined in §17-10-1, et seq., Code of Alabama.

  • Out of the county or the state on Election Day.
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  • Any physical illness or infirmity which prevents attendance at the polls.
  • Works a shift which is at least ten (10) hours that coincide with the hours the polls are open.
  • A student at an educational institution located outside the county of permanent residence.
  • An election officer at a polling place which is not their regular polling place.
  • A member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a spouse of or a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a citizen living abroad, or any other applicant qualified to vote absentee pursuant to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C., 1973ff, may make application for an absentee ballot by filling out the federal postcard form, authorized and provided for under the provisions of the Federal Voting Assistance Act.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER TO VOTE.
If not registered, contact the Jackson County Registrar’s office to register. Deadline to register for the General Election is ten days prior to the election. Other information available at www.sos.alabama.gov

VOTE IN PERSON:
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Bring a picture ID and come to the Jackson County Courthouse, 2nd floor, Circuit Clerk’s Office.
Last day to vote an absentee ballot in person is:

Election   Cut-Off Date
June 3 Primary Last Day to vote in person May 29, 2014
July 15 Run-Off Last Day to vote in person July 10, 2014
November 4, 2014
General Election
Last Day to vote in person October 30, 2014



VOTE BY MAIL:

- Mail completed application to the address indicated below. Only ONE APPLICATION may be mailed in each envelope. A ballot will then be mailed to you at the address you indicate. Application must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by 4:30 P.M.

Election   Absentee
Application Cut-Off
June 3 Primary Last day to apply May 29, 2014
July 15 Run-Off Last day to apply July 10, 2014
November 4, 2014
General Election
Last day to apply October 30, 2014

Ballots delivered in person must be received by the Absentee Election Manager:

Election Ballot must be received by:
June 3 Primary May 30, 2014
July 15, Run-Off July 14, 2014
November 4, 2014
General Election
November 3, 2014

VOTED BALLOTS SENT THROUGH THE U.S. MAIL MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN  12:00 noon on the day prior to the following Election Days and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than 12:00 noon on the following election days:

June 3, 2014 Primary
July 15, 2014 Run-Off
November 4, 2014 General Election

Proper identification MUST be provided.

Ken Ferrell, Circuit Clerk/Absentee Election Manager
Jackson County Courthouse, Second Floor
P. O. Box 459
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768
Telephone: 256-574-9320


VOTED BALLOTS may be hand delivered to the Absentee Election Manager BY THE VOTER by 4:30 p.m. the day before the election. (Ballots cannot be hand delivered by anyone other than the VOTER.)