Election season is here, and COVID-19 is still present, too. Some people may be comfortable voting in person this year, but others may wish to be more cautious. Due to the virus, the Alabama Secretary of State has put measures into place to allow citizens to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming election. Local election offices are already getting many calls from people who are interested in voting absentee this year.
It’s essential that we are well-prepared as voters, so that the outcomes of our elections are a true representation of our communities. Below are lists of dates, information, and resources for residents of Madison County. We’ve finished Municipal Elections, with the exception of a few runoffs. The next big one is the General Election on November 3. Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers! If you aren’t registered to vote, now is the time to do it. If you are already registered, visit alabamavotes.gov to double check that your voter registration is up to date. Your vote is the most impactful voice you have, so make sure it counts!
If you vote in person, local election workers ask that you wear a mask and bring your own black ballpoint pen, to help them save time and cleaning supplies keeping pens clean.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
September 21, 2020 – Voter registration deadline for Municipal Run-Off Elections
October 1, 2020 – Last day to apply for an absentee ballot for Municipal Run-Off Elections
October 6, 2020 – City of Huntsville, City of Madison and other Municipal Run-Off Elections
November 2, 2020 – Newly elected municipal officials assume office
General Election Information
October 19, 2020 – Voter registration deadline
October 29, 2020 – Last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot
November 2, 2020 – Last day to hand deliver/postmark an absentee ballot – (it’s recommended you mail it one week ahead, though, to ensure it arrives on time)
November 3, 2020 – General Election – polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
View a sample ballot here — and make sure to scroll to page 2 to see several proposed constitutional amendments listed.
Additionally, Alabama’s Fair Ballot Commission has published detailed information on these proposed constitutional amendments.
INFORMATION ABOUT ABSENTEE VOTING
How to Request Your Absentee Ballot
How to Fill Out Your Absentee Ballot
How to Return Your Absentee Ballot
City of Huntsville Elections
Election information, and request an absentee ballot: Huntsvilleal.gov
Request and return absentee ballots by mail:
Kenneth Benion, Clerk-Treasurer
PO Box 308
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
Request and return absentee ballots in person:
308 Fountain Circle
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(Free parking available in front of Municipal Building)
Election information, and request an absentee ballot: Madisoncountyvotes.com
Debra Kizer, Circuit Clerk
100 Northside Square
Huntsville AL 35801