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Secretary of State Wes Allen Reminds Alabamians of Important Absentee Voting Deadlines for March 5, 2024 Primary Election

Secretary of State Wes Allen wants to remind Alabama voters that county absentee election managers must receive mail-in absentee ballot applications by Tuesday, February 27, 2024. The deadline to return an absentee ballot application in person is Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Absentee ballots being returned in-person must be received by the county absentee election manager by close of business on the day before the election- March 4, 2024. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received no later than noon on Election Day- March 5, 2024.

Voters are required to present a valid form of photo identification before voting at their polling place or by absentee ballot.

For more information on absentee voting in Alabama or to request an absentee ballot application visit

Wes Allen is Alabama’s 54th Secretary of State. The Secretary of State is Alabama’s Chief Elections Official. Additionally, Alabama law gives the Secretary of State more than 1,000 different duties. To learn more about the Secretary of State and his responsibilities and duties visit


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