Merrill issues reminder on crossover voting

State capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama, at night

Special to the
Opelika Observer

As the runoff election date approaches, 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.

In addition, Alabamians will have until June 29 to register to vote and until July 9 to submit an absentee ballot application.

If returning by hand, absentee ballots must be delivered to the Absentee Election Manager no later than the close of business July 13. If mailing, absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than July 13.

For questions or concerns, contact the Office of the Secretary of State at 334-242-7200.


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