By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Deadline today for absentee ballots

Secretary of state sets rules for casting write-in votes Tuesday

 

December 7, 2017



Today (Thursday) is the last day to get an absentee ballot application for the Dec. 12 special election to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat to become President Trump's attorney general.

Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said anyone filing an application after Dec. 7 will not receive a ballot. He also noted residents of Alabama must either bring their absentee ballot in or have them mailed in by Dec. 12 to be counted. He said the exception is for residents serving in the military or out of the country. Those ballots have unti...



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