Absentee voting deadline Thursday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Absentee voting will wrap up this week.

Deadline for filing an application is Thurs., Oct. 28, at 5 p.m.

To vote by absentee ballot, one must submit an application in writing no less than five days prior to the election.

For a complete list of criteria and an application, visit the Covington County Courthouse or the state Secretary of State’s Web page at www.alabamavotes.gov.

There will also be provisions for medical and business emergencies on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1 that exist.

Voters must be the ones to hand deliver the completed application or ballot back to the clerk’s office. It will not be accepted from anyone else.

There are 26 seats on the Nov. 2 local ballot, four statewide amendments and one local amendment.

Sample ballots are available at the courthouse, Board of Registrar’s office and at any public library.