Absentee Voting for the City of Hoover Municipal Runoff Election

Applying for an Absentee Ballot:

Applications are available online or at Hoover City Hall. The phone number is 205-444-7500. Office hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.

On the application, the box for Municipal Runoff Election should be checked.

Municipal Absentee Ballot Application

Returning the Absentee Ballot:

Please remember to include a copy of your photo id with the application. Only one application per envelope.

The application can be filled out and returned by hand deliver, U.S. Mail or commercial carrier to the address below:

         Absentee Election Manager
         City of Hoover
         100 Municipal Lane
         Hoover AL 35216


On June 25, 2020, Secretary of State John Merrill adopted an emergency rule that authorizes any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or  
unreasonable to vote at their polling place for the 2020 municipal election and runoff due to the declared states of emergency, to check the box on the absentee ballot application which reads:

  “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls”.

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Please see below for complete Absentee Ballot Information:

Absentee Voting Information – Alabama Secretary of State

Application for Municipal Absentee Ballot

Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

Absentee Ballot Applications can be filled out and returned currently. The voter may hand the application to the Absentee Election Manager.  The voter may also forward this application to the Absentee Election Manager by U. S. Mail or commercial carrier. §17-11-3 and §17-11-4

On the application, the box for Municipal Runoff Election should be checked. 

 Applications should be returned to:

         Absentee Election Manager
         City of Hoover
         100 Municipal Lane
         Hoover AL 35216

On June 25, 2020, Secretary of State John Merrill adopted an emergency rule that authorizes any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or  
unreasonable to vote at their polling place for the 2020 municipal election and runoff due to the declared states of emergency, to check the box on the absentee ballot application which reads:

  “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls”.

The emergency rule authorizes voting absentee due to COVID19 concerns, it does not exempt a voter from providing identification as required by Section 17-9-30, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended by Act 2019-507. Voters are required to submit a photocopy of their identification along with their application for an absentee ballot.

 September 28, 2020: Beginning on this day any absentee applicant who has not included a copy of acceptable ID
 but who is otherwise qualified to vote shall be issued a provisional absentee ballot. ACT 2019-509.
 
  October 1, 2020 is the last day to apply for a regular absentee ballot. §17-11-3(a)

  October 2, 2020 is the first day to apply for an emergency absentee ballot.

  October 5, 2020 is the last day to apply for and submit an emergency absentee ballot.

  Voters may apply for an emergency absentee ballot if he or she:

     (1) A medical emergency with physician’s report signed by a physician.

     (2) Is required by employer to be unavailable to vote at the polls;

     (3) Is a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment within five days of an election; or

     (4) Has a family member to the 2nd degree of kinship who dies within 5 days of the election. §17-11-3(d) as amended by ACT 2019-509.
 

 October 5, 2020 is the last day, up to the close of business, for a voter to hand-deliver absentee ballot. §§17-11-3(c), 17-11-18

 If an absentee ballot is returned by mail or commercial carrier, it must be postmarked by October 5 and received by noon the day of the election.§§17-11-3(c), 17-11-18
 
 For questions, please contact the Hoover City Clerk at cityclerk@hooveralabama.gov or call 205-444-7500.