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September 2, 2014
 
 

Voter Registrars

St. Clair County Voter Registrars
ST. CLAIR COUNTY COURTHOUSE
PELL CITY

St. Clair County Courthouse - Pell City
1815 Cogswell Avenue
Pell City, Alabama 35125

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00

email us at vote@stclairco.com



Main Phone: (205) 338-3954
Fax and Phone: (205) 338-1194

Registrar Election Clerk: Deborah Howard
Chairman: Judith Sawyer 

Registrar: June Dixon
Registrar: Lynn Foshee

 

Voter Registration Form 

 

2014 Voters Guide

VOTING IS YOUR VOICE FOR FREEDOM

General Guidelines for Any Election
St. Clair County, Alabama

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

Applications for absentee ballots must be filed in the office of the Absentee Election Manager/Circuit Clerk not less than five (5) days prior to the election, usually on Thursday before the election on Tuesday. The deadline to apply for Medical and Business emergencies is no later than the close of business on the Monday before the election on Tuesday. Each business day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

Here you can find answers to your questions about topics such as eligibility for an absentee ballot, applying for an absentee ballot, and casting an absentee ballot.

For statewide elections, absentee ballot applications and completed absentee ballots should be hand delivered or mailed to:

Annette M. Manning
Circuit Clerk / Absentee Election Manager
100 6th Avenue Suite 400
Ashville, AL 35953
(205) 594-2184

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Annette M. Manning
Circuit Clerk / Absentee Election Manager
1815 Cogswell Avenue Suite 217
Pell City, AL 35125
(205) 328-2511


For other counties in the State of Alabama you should send your ballots to the Absentee Election Manager in care of the Circuit Clerk. You may find the address for your county's Circuit Clerk here.

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS 
Alabama citizens who are members of the Uniformed Services and their family members, merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alabama overseas citizens can find additional information on absentee voting here.

Absentee Voting Eligibility

A voter may cast an absentee ballot if he or she

  • WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE COUNTY on election day
  • IS ILL OR HAS A PHYSICAL DISABILITY that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • IS A REGISTERED ALABAMA VOTER LIVING OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
  • IS AN APPOINTED ELECTION OFFICER OR POLL WATCHER at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place
  • WORKS A REQUIRED SHIFT, 10-HOURS OR MORE, that coincides with polling hours

BUSINESS/MEDICAL EMERGENCY VOTING applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 3:00 PM on the day before the election, if the voter:

  • is required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on election day for an emergency business trip, or
  • has a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician

In addition to application information outlined in the next section, the business emergency application contains an affidavit acknowledging that the voter was not aware of the out-of-county business trip prior to the normal absentee ballot deadline. The medical emergency application requires that the attending physician describe and certify the circumstances as constituting an emergency.

Absentee ballot application

To obtain an absentee ballot, write or visit the local Absentee Election Manager (usually the Circuit Clerk), request an absentee ballot, and provide the following:

  • name and residential address (or other such information in order to verify voter registration)
  • election for which the ballot is requested
  • reason for absence from polls on election day
  • party choice, if the election is a party primary. (It is not necessary to give a party choice for a general election; however, in a party primary a voter may participate in only one political party's primary; thus a choice must be designated so that the appropriate ballot can be provided. If the voter declines or fails to designate a choice for a primary or primary runoff ballot, the absentee election manager may send only the ballot for constitutional amendments.)
  • address to which the ballot should be mailed
  • voter signature (If a mark is made in place of a signature, it must be witnessed)

The absentee ballot application must be returned to the Absentee Election Manager by the voter in person (or by the voter's designee in the case of medical emergency voting) or by U.S. Mail. No absentee ballot application may be mailed in the same envelope as another voter's absentee ballot application.

Upon receiving the absentee ballot application, the Absentee Election Manager may request additional evidence on the reason for voting absentee if the voter has a history of absentee voting. The absentee ballot applications must turned in no later than the fifth calendar day before the election.

BALLOT RECEIPT/RETURN 
If the absentee ballot application is approved, the Absentee Election Manager

  • forwards the absentee ballot by U.S. Mail, or
  • personally hands the absentee ballot to the voter (or to a designee in the case of emergency voting)

 

Ballot Procedure

The absentee ballot comes with three envelopes -- one plain (the secrecy envelope), one with an affidavit, or oath, printed on the outside, and one plain envelope, preaddressed (the outer envelope). Once the voter casts the ballot, the procedure is as follows:

  • Seal the ballot in the plain envelope
  • Place the plain envelope inside the accompanying affidavit envelope
  • Seal the affidavit envelope and complete the affidavit that is on the outside of the envelope
  • Sign the affidavit and have the signature witnessed by either a notary public or two witnesses 18 years of age or older
  • Place the affidavit envelope and a COPY of voter identification inside the outer envelope
  • Remember to place a copy of your I.D. (NOT THE ORIGINAL) inside the outer envelope

 

WITNESSES OR NOTARIZATION 
An absentee ballot cannot be counted unless the affidavit is notarized or has the signatures of two witnesses.

The voter has only the following legal ways to return the absentee ballot:

  • forwards the absentee ballot by U.S. Mail, or
  • personally hands the absentee ballot to the absentee election manager (or delivers by a designee in the case of emergency absentee voting)

 

VOTING DEADLINE 
An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election. If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 3:00 p.m.) on the day prior to the election and can only be delivered personally by voter.

Voter Resources

 

Please remember that a lot of brave Americans have fought and died, that our nation be free. It is our right and privilege to vote. Therefore, don't delay, register to vote today.

Remember:
1. You must be 18 years or older
2. You must be a citizen of the United States
3. You must provide a physical address (911) (this determines where you vote)
4. You must be domiciled in the County, in which you desire to vote
5. You must provide a date of birth
6. You must complete the information on the application to vote
7. You Must not be a convicted felon, which bars you from voting
8. You must originally sign, wherein you make a declaration

9. You must provide a valid driver"s license number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number

Please update your voter's information periodically, and/or check your information with your voter's registrar's office.

If you register to vote and choose not to actively vote, then periodically under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the State of Alabama is required to maintain an accurate voter list for our county. This means that if you stay inactive for four years, then your voter's registration will be purged from the list and if you desire to vote, you will be required to submit a new voter's registration form. (For more information concerning this matter, please call the number provided above.)

VOTE! IT IS YOUR RIGHT!

 

 
 

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