ABSENTEE VOTING IS NOW…
17-11-3(a) Any qualified elector may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the absentee election manager’s office, if he or she makes application in writing not less than five days prior to the election and meets one of the following requirements:
(1) The person will be out of the county or state on Election Day.
(2) The person has any physical illness or infirmity which prevents his or her attendance at the polls whether or not he or she is within the county on election day.
(3) The person works a shift which has at least 10 hours which coincide with the hours the polls are open at his or her regular polling place.
(4) The person is enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside the county of his or her personal residence (attendance) at which prevents his or her attendance at the polls.
(5) The person is a member of, or spouse or dependant of a member of, the armed forces of the United States or is similarly qualified to vote absentee pursuant to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973ff.
(6) The person has been appointed as an election officer or named as a poll watcher at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place.
(b) An applicant for an absentee ballot who is a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the Alabama National Guard, the United States Naval Reserves, the United States Air Force Reserves, and the United States Army Reserve on active duty or active duty for training or an applicant who is the spouse of any member of the armed forces 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 application form, authorized and provided for under the provisions of the Federal Voting Assistance Act.
The Application can be made in person at the Cherokee County Circuit Clerk’s Office or mailed in by US mail to 100 Main St RM 203, Centre, AL 35960.
Each Application must be mailed in a separate envelope.
Multiple applications cannot be mailed in the same envelope (Attorney General Opinion number 82-00551).
Only the voter may return the application and/or ballot in person.
Office Hours for the Clerk’s Office are Monday thru Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
STATE HOLIDAY DURING THIS ABSENTEE CYCLE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
Monday, OCT 20: Last day to register to vote for Election at the Board of Registrar’s office.
Thursday, OCT 30: Last day to make application for an absentee ballot.
Monday, NOV 3: Last Day to postmark an absentee ballot being returned by US mail to the Absentee Election Manager. (if delivered by hand of the voter, absentee ballot must be returned to the A.E.M. no later than close of business 4:00pm this date.)
TUESDAY, NOV 4: PRIMARY ELECTION
Last day for military and UOCAVA voters to postmark an absentee ballot returned by US mail to the AEM