Municipal Election 2020
Information pertaining to the 2020 Elections are categorized by the following:
- Federal Election – Information may be obtained at https://www.eac.gov/
- State Election – Information may be obtained at https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/upcoming-elections
- Municipal Election – Information can be found below.
Municipal Absentee Voting
Town of Magnolia Springs Absentee Voting Information
You may vote by absentee ballot if:
You are a registered Alabama voter who is temporarily living outside of the country (such as a member of the Armed Forces, employed outside of USA, a college student, or a spouse or child of such person)
o You are an appointed election officer or poll watcher at a polling location other than your regular polling location
o You are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling location
o You will be absent from the county on Election Day
o You work a required shift – 10 hours or more – that coincides with polling hours
- Do I need to provide ID when I register to vote?
There are no special ID requirements for first-time voters since all Alabama voters need to provide ID when voting in person or by absentee ballot.
- Do I need to provide ID when I vote by absentee ballot?
All absentee voters must include a copy of their ID with their absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of voter ID include:
- Alabama college, university photo ID technical or professional school photo ID
- Alabama hunting or fishing license
- Alabama pistol / revolver permit
- Birth certificate
- Court record of adoption
- Court record of name change
- Employee photo ID
- Government document that shows the name and address of the voter
- Government-issued photo ID
- Naturalization document
- Social Security card
- US passport
- Utility bill, bank statement, government paycheck, or paycheck with voter’s name and address
- Valid electronic benefits transfer card
- Valid ID card (authorized by law) issued by the State of or by any of the other 49 states or issued by the US government
- Valid Medicaid or Medicare card
- Valid pilot’s license
- Valid US military ID
- I’ve missed the absentee ballot application deadline. Is there anything I can do?
In most cases, the answer is no. There are two conditions, however, under which you can apply for an Emergency Absentee Ballot: if you are required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on Election Day for an emergency business trip, or have a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician.
If you face either of these situations, use the Application for Emergency Absentee Ballot at https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/voter-pdfs/absentee/EmergencyAbsenteeAppFillable.pdf. 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.
Emergency Absentee Ballot Applications can be submitted after the absentee ballot application deadline but no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the election.
Apply for Your Absentee Ballot
Download and complete absentee ballot at https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/Regular%20Absentee%20App%20Fillable.pdf.
Absentee ballots can be hand delivered or mailed to Town of Magnolia Springs, PO Box 890, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555, Attn: Jenny Opal White, Town Clerk/Treasurer.
Absentee ballots for elections more than 42 days apart must be requested on separate applications. This restriction does not apply if you are a member of the armed forces or you are a United States citizen residing overseas, or you are a spouse or dependent of such person.
The absentee election manager may not accept multiple applications, which are mailed in one envelope. AGO 1982-551 (to Hon. Don Siegelman, September 10, 1982).
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot
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, pre-addressed (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 your identification(not the original) inside the outer envelope
Hand deliver or mail your ballot back to:
Jenny Opal White, Town Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Magnolia Springs, PO Box 890, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555
The polling location for Town of Magnolia Springs residents is located at the Magnolia Springs Wesleyan Church at 12233 US Highway 49, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555. Polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Magnolia Springs Town Limits Zoning Map – http://www.townofmagnoliasprings.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/10-28-2010-New-Zoning-Annex-Family-Dollar.jpg
TOWN OF MAGNOLIA SPRINGS
July 7 – 21, 2020 Candidate Qualifying Period
July 28, 2020 Absentee Voting Begins
August 20, 2020 Last day to APPLY for a regular absentee ballot.
August 24, 2020 Last day to RETURN YOUR hand delivered absentee ballot is the close of business 5:00 p.m.
August 24, 2020 Last day to RECEIVE MAILED absentee ballots. Must be postmarked by August 24th and received by 12:00 p.m. (Noon).
August 25, 2020 ELECTION DAY – Poll Hours 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September 1, 2020 Canvass the Election – 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Town Hall
RUN-OFF IMPORTANT DATES
September 8, 2020 Absentee Voting Begins
October 1, 2020 Last day to APPLY for a regular absentee ballot.
October 5, 2020 Last day to RETURN YOUR hand delivered absentee ballot is the close of business 5:00 p.m.
October 5, 2020 Last day to RECEIVE MAILED absentee ballot. Must be postmarked by October 5th and received by 12:00 p.m. (Noon).
October 6, 2020 RUN-OFF ELECTION – Poll Hours 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 13, 2020 Canvass the Run-Off Election – 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Town Hall
For more information regarding upcoming election, contact Jenny Opal White, Town Clerk/Treasurer at 251-965-9888.
Registering to Vote
Anyone wishing to register to vote may download a Voter Registration Form at https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote.
Please mail the completed form to:
Baldwin County Board of Registrars
P.O. Box 1507
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Verify your Voter Registration
It is best to verify your voter registration prior to applying for an absentee ballot. If there is a problem with your registration, you will need to register again before proceeding.
Note: Most people receive their voter registration cards in the mail two to three weeks after registering to vote. Don’t worry if you lost your voter registration card. You don’t actually need it to vote.
Municipal Election sample ballot to be determined.
Municipal Election qualified candidates to be determined.
Alabama Secretary of State https://www.sos.alabama.gov/elections/voterregistrationinfo.aspx
Verify Your Voter Information https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/