Applications for absentee ballots must be filled in office of absentee election by Nov. 3

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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Escambia County Circuit Clerk John Fountain announced Wednesday that applications for absentee ballots must be filled in the office of the absentee election by Thurs., Nov. 3, 2022, by 4 p.m.

The general election will be held on Tues., Nov. 8.

Anybody in the state is qualified to vote by absentee ballot, provided he or she meets the requirements as contained in the application, which is available in Room 215 of the county courthouse in Brewton. Applications are also available for download at

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When complete and the application is signed, the voter may hand the application to the absentee election manager/circuit clerk or forward by U.S. mail. According to officials, no one is allowed to bring in an application for another person.

The only exception is being a deisgnee far a medical emergency. By law, the Absentee Election Manager/Circuit Clerk can only accept one application per envelope that is received by US Mail. The application must provide the Escambia County, Alabama residence physical address, not a post office box.

Voter Identification is now required by Alabama’s Voting Laws. Identification compliance instructions will be provided with the absentee application. THESE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY TO INSURE THAT YOUR BALLOT IS COUNTED.

A copy of identification (Sections 17-lOA-1 and 17-llA-1, Code of Alabama) must accompany the application. The law provides ways far voters to correct deficiencies so that provisional ballots can be counted (Section 17-10A-2, Code of Alabama).

Ballots must be returned by the voter in person to the Absentee Election Manager/Circuit Clerk’s office no later than 4 p.m. on November 7, 2022, or if mailed, must be postmarked no later than one day prior to the election. Business emergency ballots must be voted in the office in person and handed to the Absentee Election Manager/Circuit Clerk. Medical emergency ballots must be returned no later than noon on Election Day.

Any person desiring to vote Absentee may come by the Circuit Clerk’s office, Room 215 at the Escambia County Courthouse, 314 Belleville Avenue, Brewton, Alabama 36426. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 856 Brewton, AL 36427. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you need information about voting Absentee, you may call Circuit Clerk/Absentee Election Manager JOHN R. FOUNTAIN at the Clerk’s office@ (251) 867-0225, ext. 225 or online at

If you have questions concerning voter registration or the voting precinct in which you are registered to vote, you may call the Escambia County Board of Voter Registrars at (2511_867· 0243.

Important dates include:


Sept 14 – begin absentee voting Oct 24 – last day to register to vote

Nov 1-  Last day absentee ballot applications can be

received by mail

Nov 3 – Last day absentee applications can be hand delivered

Nov 7 – Last day absentee ballots can be received by hand

Nov 8 – Last day Ballots received by mail by 12:00 pm Nov 8 – ELECTION DAY