Merrill reminds voters of cross over law

Published 3:56 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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As we approach another local election, it is important to keep in mind the State’s Crossover Voting Law, which has been in effect since 2017. Voters who cast a ballot in the Primary Election may only vote in that same party’s Runoff Election.
Voters who did not participate in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election or who voted strictly on Constitutional Amendments alone are still able to vote in the July 14 Primary Runoff Election for the party of their choosing.
Ahead of the July 14 Primary Runoff Election, Secretary Merrill reminds Alabama voters that there are 15 days left to apply for an absentee ballot.
In order to protect the safety and well-being of our voters, Secretary Merrill encourages those who are concerned about contracting or spreading the coronavirus to apply for and cast an absentee ballot.
Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded online or requested by visiting or calling the local Absentee Election Manager’s office.
Voters may also contact the Secretary of State’s Office at (334) 242-7210 to request an absentee ballot application.
For the July 14 Primary Runoff Election, the deadline to register to vote is Monday, June 29, the deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is Thursday, July 9, the deadline to return an absentee ballot to the Absentee Election Manager is the close of business Monday, July 13, and the last day to postmark an absentee ballot is Monday, July 13.
For questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Secretary of State at (334) 242-7200.