If you are unable to vote at the polls on election day, you may apply for an absentee ballot if you meet any of the following conditions:
- If you will be out of the city, county or the state on election day
- If you have a physical illness, infirmity, or handicap which prevents your attendance at the polls
- If you work on a shift which has at least 10 hours which coincide with the hours the polls are open
- If you are enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside Lee County, attendance at which prevents his or her attendance at the polls
- If you are, or are a spouse or dependent of, a member of the armed forces of the United States
- If you have been appointed as an election officer or named as a poll watcher at a polling place other than your regular polling place
How to apply
Applications for absentee ballots will be accepted July 1st through August 21st, 2014. Applications may be obtained by calling (334) 501-7260, visiting Auburn City Hall at 144 Tichenor Avenue in Auburn, or downloaded as a PDF. Completed applications must be made in writing and either delivered in person or mailed to Auburn City Hall at 144 Tichenor Avenue, Suite 1, Auburn, Alabama 36830. The application form must be signed by the applicant. Application information includes the applicant’s name, residence address, and other information necessary to verify the applicant as a registered voter, and the address to which the ballot should be mailed.
How to vote absentee
An absentee ballot will be mailed to applicants after a proper application is submitted and verified. The completed ballots may be filed with the City Manager up to the day before Election Day, August 25. For more information, please visit www.auburnalabama.org/elections.
Business Emergency or Medical Emergency applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5 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
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.