9 Days left to apply for absentee ballot

Published 4:48 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Escambia County, Ala. voters who are interested in applying for an absentee ballot ahead of the July
14 primary runoff election have nine days left, according to the secretary of state’s office.
Secretary of State John Merrill said in a press release those who are concerned about contracting or spreading the coronavirus should apply for and cast an absentee ballot.
Ballot applications can be downloaded online or requested by visiting or calling the Escambia County
Circuit Clerk’s office in Brewton at 251-867-0225 ext. 225. Additionally, voters can contact the secretary of state’s office to request an application.
Due to the declared states of emergency, any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place shall be eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable to that individual. In the case none of the boxes are appropriate, voters can check the box which reads as follows:
“I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. [ID REQUIRED]” For the July 14 Primary Runoff Election, 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.
Voters who are eligible to vote pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act will have until Tuesday, July 14 to postmark an absentee ballot.

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