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Board of Registrars

Current Elections Information

The primary mission of the board is voter registration. It takes a majority vote of the board for an application to be accepted and the voter registered. To be a qualified voter, an applicant must be eighteen by the date of the election, be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of the state and county where the application is submitted, not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court, and not have been convicted of any disqualifying felonies. Alabama law requires a person registering to vote to complete an application form. The board may assist if the registrant is incapable of completing the form, either because of an inability to read or write or due to physical limitations. When the application is approved, the board adds the voter to the statewide voter registration system.

The Board of Registrars is empowered with the following duties:

  • Examination, under oath or affirmation, all applicants for registration
  • Refusal of registration
  • Assigning voters to precincts
  • Certify any additions, deletions, corrections, or changes when registration is closed before a primary, general, or special election
  • Purgation of registration list
  • Notify other territories of new registrations

Sandra H. Smith, Chairman
Vickie Williams, Member
Elizabeth M. Harrison, Member

Absentee Voting In Limestone County

Who may vote absentee?

Any qualified elector of Limestone County may vote an absentee ballot, provided they meet one of the following:

  • Moved from Limestone County less than thirty (30) days prior to the election
  • Will be absent from the county on Election Day
  • Is ill or has a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • Is a registered voter living outside the county such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
  • Is an appointed election worker or poll watcher at a polling place other than his/her regular polling place
  • Works a required shift, 10 hours or more, that coincides with polling hours

Business/Medical Emergency voting applications can be made after the absentee deadline but no later than 5:00 PM on the day before the election if the voter:

Is required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on Election Day for an emergency business trip, or has a medical emergency requiring treatment of a licensed physician.

In addition, 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.

Phone: (256) 233-6405
Fax: (256) 233-6693

100 South Clinton Street
2nd Floor Ste. E
Athens, AL 35611

Office Hours

Sandra H. Smith, e-mail

Phone: (256) 233-6406
or: (256) 216-3865