Alabama officials say a record 2.8 million state residents could vote in the Nov. 3 presidential election, and they expect 150,000 or more could skip the November lines and vote absentee ballots. That would be another record. By contrast, 1.2 million ballots were cast in the March 3 primary election and just over 31,000 of them were absentee ballots.
Absentee ballot applications must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager for no later than the 5th calendar day prior to the election.
In Cherokee County that location is the Cherokee County Circuit Clerks Office located inside the Cherokee County Courthouse.
We spoke to Cherokee County Circuit Clerk Dwayne Amos about the process –
An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on Election Day.
If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 5 p.m.) on the day prior to the election.