Time is running out to apply for an absentee ballot. Many are concerned about showing up to the polls to vote for the upcoming July 14th Primary Runoff Election. You can stay safe by casting an absentee ballot. You won't even have to physically show up to the polls. The office of Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill is making sure we stay informed on the application process for absentee ballots. In a recent press release, he announced there are less than 20 days left to apply for an absentee ballot.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – MONTGOMERY – Ahead of the July 14 Primary Runoff Election, Secretary Merrill reminds Alabama voters that there are 16 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.

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 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.

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.

The following video walks voters through applying for an absentee ballot:

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot for the July 14, 2020 Primary Runoff Election

To learn more about testing locations and options related to the coronavirus, please call 1-888-264-2256 or visit CDC.gov.


We will be registering people to vote this Saturday, June 27th  from 11a-1p at Jaycee Park for More Than A March. We teamed up with The Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Croom Foundation to do this event because we all know how important voting is in our communities. We urge you to get registered and exercise your right to vote. The event will feature voter registration and education, information on the Census, giveaways, and guest speakers. The Big Dawg DreDay from 105.1 The Block will be there keeping it lit with the music and giving away some prizes too! If you need more information on this weekend's event, visit the Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on Facebook here


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