An important special election is scheduled in Bibb County at the end of March. For those who will not be able to make it to the polls it is important to know your voting options, such as whether you are able to vote absentee. Do not wait until voting day to find out, review the rules now and plan ahead
The absentee election manager for Bibb County is Circuit Clerk Kayla Cooner. If you have questions about absentee voting you can always contact her at the address below. If you have time to review some of the important rules they are set out for you below. If you want more detail the Secretary of State website is linked below also.
Bibb County Absentee Election Manager
35 Court Square East, Centreville, Alabama, 35042
BALLOT RULES FOR MARCH 30 2021 SPECIAL ELECTION
Absentee ballot applications must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager for your county no later than the 5th calendar day prior to the election.
An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on election day.
If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 5 p.m.) on the day prior to the election.
Absentee Voting Eligibility
A voter may cast an absentee ballot if he or she
- EXPECTS TO BE ABSENT FROM THE COUNTY on election day
- IS ILL OR HAS A PHYSICAL DISABILITY that prevents a trip to the polling place
- IS A REGISTERED ALABAMA VOTER LIVING OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
- IS AN APPOINTED ELECTION OFFICER OR POLL WATCHER at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place
- EXPECTS TO WORK A REQUIRED SHIFT, 10-HOURS OR MORE, that coincides with polling hours
- IS A CAREGIVER for a family member to the second degree of kinship by affinity or consanguinity and the family member is confined to his or her home
- IS CURRENTLY INCARCERATED in prison or jail and has not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude
EMERGENCY ABSENTEE VOTING applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5 PM on the day before the election, if the voter:
- is required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be unavailable at the polls on the day of the election
- is a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment by licensed physician within five days before an election
- has a family member to the second degree of kinship by affinity or consanguinity die within five days before an election