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Absentee voting deadlines approach for primary runoff election

Election managers must receive mail-in absentee ballot applications by Tuesday, April 9.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen wants to remind Alabama voters that county absentee election managers must receive mail-in absentee ballot applications by Tuesday, April 9, 2024. The deadline to return an absentee ballot application in person is Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Absentee ballots being returned in-person must be received by the county absentee election manager by close of business on the day before the election- April 15, 2024. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received no later than noon on Election Day- April 16, 2024.

Under Alabama law, if a voter casts a ballot in the primary election and wants to vote in the primary runoff election, he or she must vote in the runoff election of the same party they chose in the primary election. If a voter did not participate in the primary election or only voted a constitutional amendment ballot, they may still vote in the primary runoff election for either party. 

Voters are required to present a valid form of photo identification before voting at their polling place or by absentee ballot. 

Sample ballots for counties that will hold a runoff election are available here:

For more information on absentee voting in Alabama or to request an absentee ballot application visit 

Wes Allen is Alabama’s 54th Secretary of State. The Secretary of State is Alabama’s Chief Elections Official. Additionally, Alabama law gives the Secretary of State more than 1,000 different duties. To learn more about the Secretary of State and his responsibilities and duties visit

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