|ATTENTION: IF YOU VOTED ABSENTEE BY MAIL IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, UTILIZING A BLUE WAIVER, POSTMARKED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 14,2020, PLEASE CONTACT JACKIE ANDERSON SMITH, CIRCUIT CLERK/ABSENTEE ELECTIONS MANAGER AT 205-325-5360|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – From the Circuit Clerk/Absentee Elections Manager Office
Birmingham, AL -- On October 13, 2020, the 11thCircuit Court of Appeals stayed the portion of U.S. District Judge Kallon’s Order of Sept. 30, 2020 that eliminated the notary/witness requirement for affidavits in the absentee voting process due to COVID-19. Returned ballots with a waiver provided by the Jefferson County Absentee office that are postmarked on or before Oct. 13, 2020 ballot will be counted.
Jefferson County published the order on its website immediately upon receiving it on Oct. 13, 2020 and no more waivers were mailed after that date.
Therefore, if you believe that you fall in this category, or if you voted absentee by mail, utilizing a blue waiver and your ballot was postmarked on or after Oct. 14, please call 205-325-5313. Jefferson County Absentee Elections Manager, Jackie Anderson Smith, has a plan in place to address and contact voters that are identified to correct any deficiencies. All of this is being done in consultation with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office.