MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama's absentee ballot deadline for the upcoming midterm election is Thursday, November 1.

Alabama law allows absentee voting for the following reasons:

-Voter will be out of the county or the state on election day.

-Voter has a physical illness or infirmity which prevents their attendance at the polls. 

-Voter is unable to access their assigned polling place due to a neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, or other life-altering disorder that affects their ability to perform manual tasks, stand for any length of time, walk unassisted, see, hear or speak and:

-They are an elderly voter aged 65 or older; or

-They are a voter with a disability.

-Voter works a shift which has at least ten hours that coincide with the polling hours at their regular polling place.

-Voter is enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside the county of their personal residence, attendance at which prevents their attendance at the polls.

-Voter is a member of, or a spouse or dependent of a member of, the Armed Forces of the United States or an otherwise similarly qualified to vote absentee pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act,42 U.S.C. 1973ff.

-Voter been appointed as an election of cer at a polling place which is not my regular polling place.

All absentee ballot applications must be delivered to the county’s Absentee Election Manager by that date.

Voters can also make an application in person if they prefer and gain access to an absentee ballot that same day. If submitting an application by mail, voters can download and complete the form at alabamavotes.gov.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked or hand delivered by November 5, 2018 to the Absentee Election Manager’s office in each county. A link to those county offices can be found here.