Applications for absentee voting in upcoming primary election being accepted

MADISON COUNTY – Applications for absentee voting in Madison County are now being accepted for the March 5, 2024 Statewide Primary Election. Applications are available at www.madisoncountyvotes.com.

Debra Kizer, Madison County Absentee Election Manager, said voters may request a ballot by mail. Voters may also request an application, present I.D., vote, and return the ballot in person at the absentee office located at the Madison County Service Center between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail for this election is Tuesday, February 27, 2024 or in person is Thursday, February 29, 2024.

There is no provision in Alabama for early voting. Qualified voters may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person, if he or she makes application in writing and meets one of the following requirements:

• Expects to be out of the county on election day.
• Is physically incapacitated and not able to vote in person on election day.
• Is physically incapacitated and not able to vote in person on election day and unable to access the assigned polling place due to a neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, or other life-altering disorder that affects my ability to perform manual tasks, stand for any length of time, walk unassisted, see, hear, or speak AND either an elderly voter aged 65 or older; or is a voter with a disability.
• Works a shift, ten (10) hours or more, that coincides with polling hours.
• Is a student at an educational institution located outside the county of permanent residence.
• Is a member of, or a spouse or dependent of, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a U.S. citizen living outside the United States qualified to vote absentee pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. § 20302.
• Is an election officer at a polling place which is not their regular polling place.
• Is a caregiver for a family member to the second degree of kinship by affinity or consanguinity and the family member is confined to his or her home.
• Is currently incarcerated in prison or jail and has not been convicted of a felon involving moral turpitude.

The law requires that election officials only take applications and give ballots to the voter in person. All others must be mailed. Multiple voter applications cannot be mailed in the same envelope, even if from the same address.

For a ballot to be counted, ballot must be hand-delivered to the absentee election manager by close of business Monday, March 4, 2024 or if returned by mail, ballot must be received by noon on election day, March 5, 2024. Voter registration and address updates must be completed with the Board of Registrars by February 19, 2024 for this election. Questions concerning voter registration status should be directed to the Board of Registrars located at 1918 North Memorial Parkway NW, Huntsville 35801, or call (256) 532-3510.

Absentee voting questions may be directed to the office of Debra Kizer, Madison County Circuit Clerk and Absentee Election Manager, at (256) 532-3684.

 

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