MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – During the special election back in September, only 61 people cast absentee ballots in Marshall County. It has been a different story for the general election. As of Monday, around 1,100 people have cast an absentee ballot.
“We are totally steady,” says Marshall County Circuit Clerk Cheryl Pierce. “People feel an urgency it seems like as they are coming in voting. So people are looking at their calenders and seeing they are going to be out of town and they are coming in and voting. Which we are glad. We’re busy but we’re glad.”
Pierce says there are also a lot of parents who are requesting absentee ballots for the kids who are off at college.
“We are having a record number of students voting this time,” Pierce says. ” We have mailed absentee ballots to lots and lots of students. So that seems to be on the increase this time.”
Thursday, November 1st, is the deadline to request an absentee ballot across the state of Alabama. For more information, contact your county’s circuit clerk’s office.