People with disabilities can now vote by absentee ballot

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — A new Alabama policy will make it easier for people with permanent disabilities to vote.

Secretary of State John Merrill announced Thursday that permanently disabled people can now apply for an absentee ballot.

The application will have to be signed and notarized by the voter’s doctor.

Once approved, the voter will be placed on a permanent absentee voter list and will be automatically mailed an absentee ballot for all elections in that calendar year.

The application will have to be renewed each year unless an election flows over into the next year.

You can apply for the Permanent Disability Absentee Ballot on the Secretary of State’s website.

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