The Alabama Legislature is creating new ways for the military and other Alabama voters who are overseas to return their ballots.
The House voted 97-0 Tuesday night to give final approval to a bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville. The bill now goes to the governor for singing into law.
Currently, the military and other Alabama voters who are overseas can only use the mail to return an absentee ballot. The legislation allows them to use fax, a commercial carrier like UPS and FedEx, and secure electronic transmissions.
She said military and other Alabama voters who were overseas in the last election requested 4,800 absentee ballots, but only 1,100 were returned. She said the legislation will make it easier for them to cast their ballots from abroad.