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Logging, budget amendments discussed at work session Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:26

Several items were discussed at last week’s Scottsboro City Council  work session.

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Main Street Resource team visits Scottsboro Thursday, 09 August 2018 19:24

The Main Street Scottsboro Resource Team recently visited Scottsboro.

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Proposed Bellefonte completion briefing Thursday, 02 August 2018 13:30

Monday morning SNC-Lavalin along with developer Nuclear Development, LLC briefed Jackson County officials, industrial partners  and news media on the proposed plan to complete Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.

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The Republican Party Primary Runoff is set for Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 

There is no Primary Runoff required for the Democratic Party.  
Alabama election laws prohibit political party cross-over voting in a primary runoff election.  Individuals who voted on a Democratic ballot in the June 5 Primary are not eligible to vote in the July 17 Republican Primary Runoff.  Individuals who are eligible to vote in the July 17 Republican Primary Runoff include: Individuals who voted on a Republican ballot in the June 5 Primary Election, and Registered voters who did not vote in the June 5 Primary Election.
Eligible voters who are unable to go to the polls on July 17 may cast an absentee ballot in advance of that day if he or she has qualified reason as listed in the Code of Alabama; http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/17-11-3.htm
Applications for absentee voting are available in the Circuit Clerk’s office, Jackson County Courthouse, and the Alabama Secretary of State’s webpage  (www.alabamavotes.gov).  Those serving in the U. S. Armed Forces (including spouse) should contact their commanding officer for an application.  
Applications for a Republican Primary Runoff absentee ballot must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2017. (Five days prior to the runoff).  Voters should mail applications as much in advance of the July 12 deadline as possible to allow the time required for mail delivery.  Mail delivery could take a week or more.
Applications must provide the Alabama residence where the voter is registered to vote, even if the ballot is to be mailed to another address.  If you have moved and have not updated your address with the Board of Registrars, you should provide that update to the Board of Registrars before you apply for an absentee ballot.  
Completed applications must be returned by the voter in person or be sent by U.S. Mail.  No one, not even a family member, may return another person’s application.  Multiple applications cannot be mailed in the same envelope.  
The Absentee Election Manager will verify that the applicant is eligible to vote in the Special Republican Primary Runoff, then send a ballot to eligible voters by     U. S. Mail to the address requested.
Voter identification instructions will accompany each absentee ballot and must be carefully followed to ensure that the ballot can be counted.
Registered voters who bring their absentee application in person may vote the absentee ballot that day, provided they have ID and they are eligible to vote in the Republican Primary Runoff.
The voted ballot must be returned to the Absentee Election Manager by the voter in person or by U.S. Mail.  No other courier service may be used.  (Exception - members of the military or overseas citizens may use U. S. Mail or commercial carriers such as Fed Ex and UPS).
An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Monday, July 16 (the day prior to the runoff), and received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on Tuesday, July 17 (Runoff Election Day).  Voters should mail ballots as much in advance of the July 16 deadline as possible to allow the time required for mail delivery.  Mail delivery could take a week or more.
Absentee ballots returned in person by the voter must be returned no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16.  Only the voter may return their ballot in person.  No one, not even a family member, can return another person’s ballot.
For more information about absentee voting please contact: Donna Barksdale, Circuit Clerk & Absentee Election Manager Jackson County Courthouse or by calling  (256)574-9320.

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