Secretary John Merrill sends reminder to Alabama voters on absentee voting deadline June 4

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Opelika Observer

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the June 5 Primary Election in Alabama is fast approaching. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is May 31, and the application must be received by the close of business that day.
The deadline to return your absentee ballot once received is by the close of business June 4. If a voter is submitting their ballot by mail it must be postmarked no later than June 4. If a voter is returning their absentee ballot in person it must be hand delivered no later than June 4, at the close of business.
IMPORTANT: Voters should contact their county courthouse (if planning to return their absentee ballot in person June 4) to ensure that the county will be open and will not be closed in recognition of the state holiday. If the county is closed the deadline for returning an absentee ballot by hand becomes June 1.
A list of county Absentee Election Managers and their contact information can be found at sos.alabama.gov/city-county-lookup/absentee-election-manager.

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