MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court said Alabama can't prohibit local officials from offering curbside voting in the July runoff election and also loosened absentee ballot requirements in three large counties.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from Alabama stay the preliminary injunction issued earlier this month by U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon.
The ruling allows local election officials to offer curbside voting at in-person polling locations in the July 14 runoff.
The order also waived witness and ID requirements for some absentee ballot voters in Mobile, Jefferson and Lee counties. The judges said the health concerns during the pandemic outweighs the state concerns.