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Absentee Voting

2015 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.
  • 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.

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

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
Special Election Last Day to vote in person August 13, 2015


- 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. on August 13, 2015

Ballots delivered in person must be received by the Absentee Election Manager by August 17, 2015:

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 August 18, 2015.
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.)