Probate Office Election

Cullman County Probate Judge Tammy Brown, right, talks to Benson Clark, left, and Dana Link with the probate office as results come in from the primary election earlier this month. The runoff has been postponed until July 14 due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Alabamians have until Monday, June 29 to register to vote in the July 14 primary runoff election. On July 14, voters will choose between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville in the U.S. Republican Senate race, and, locally, between Kenneth Walker and Jeff “Clem” Clemons for the chair of the Cullman County Commission.

Secretary of State John Merrill encourages those who are concerned about contracting or spreading the coronavirus to apply for and cast an absentee ballot.

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]”

Absentee ballots are available on-line or by calling or visiting 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.

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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