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Absentee Voting Deadline - Alabama Statewide Primary Election

Posted on: May 16th, 2022 | News and AnnouncementsPress Releasesfeatured news

Compiled from MEDIA ALERT from: Don Davis, Judge of Probate and Chief Election Officer of Mobile County, AL                                             Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 5:00 o’clock p.m. is the deadline to apply, in-person, for absentee ballots for the May 24, 2022, Alabama Statewide Primary Election.  Absentee ballot applications submitted by mail or courier must be received at the Absentee Election Manager’s office on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Applications for absentee voting are available at the Absentee Election Manager’s office in the Mobile County Government Center Annex, 1st Floor, 151 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602.  Applications are also available on the Probate Court’s Internet web site.  The web site address is: or the Alabama Secretary of State’s web site [].  Please note that Alabama law prohibits multiple applications being  mailed in the same envelope.

Any qualified voter may submit an absentee ballot application by mail or in person to the Absentee Election Manager’s Office for the following reasons:

  • The voter is out of the county or state on election day.
  • The voter has any physical illness or infirmity which prevents the voter from attending the polls.
  • The voter works a shift that has at least 10 hours, which coincide with the hours the polls are open at the voter’s regular polling place.
  • The voter is a student enrolled in school outside the county of personal residence.
  • The voter is a member, a spouse or a dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces, or is similarly qualified to vote absentee according to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
  • The voter has been appointed an election officer or named a poll watcher at a polling place other than the voter’s regular polling district.
  • The voter will be out of the county on election day responding to a state of emergency as declared by this state or any other state, or by the federal government.

Completed ballot materials must be returned by the voter in person to the Absentee Election Manager at the Mobile County Government Center Annex no later than 5:00 o’clock p.m. on May 23, 2022; or, if mailed through the United States Postal Service received by the Absentee Election Manager by 12:00 noon on Election Day.  Multiple ballots cannot be mailed in the same envelope.

Emergency Medical/Business Emergency Applications:

Any registered voter who requires emergency treatment of a licensed physician within five (5) days of an election may apply for a medical emergency absentee ballot, which must be returned no later than 12:00 noon on Primary Election Day.

These ballots may be returned by a person designated by the voter by 12:00 noon on Primary Election Day, and the attending physician must describe and certify the circumstances creating the emergency.

Registered voters whose names appear on the voters list may vote a business emergency ballot if they are required by an employer, under unforeseen circumstances, to be out of the county on an emergency business trip on election day.  In such cases, the voter can apply and vote at the Absentee Election Manager’s office no later than 5:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.  The voter must sign an affidavit acknowledging that they were not aware of the out-of-county business requirement prior to five (5) days before the election.

For more information about voting an absentee ballot, contact Mrs. Alleen Barnett, Supervisor of the Absentee Election Manager Office, at 574-6400.


For further information contact:

Ms. Alleen Barnett, Supervisor

Absentee Election Manager Office

Mobile County Government Center Annex

Mobile County, Alabama

Mobile, AL



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