How do you vote if you test positive for COVID-19?

How do you vote if you test positive for COVID-19?
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - What happens if you test positive for COVID-19 and you can’t go to the polls to vote on November 3rd?

Attorney General Steve Marshall issued guidance for that Friday.

Under the guidance, an Alabama voter who has tested positive for COVID-19 on or after October 29, 2020, and for that reason cannot vote in person, may be able to cast an emergency absentee ballot, as provided for in existing Alabama law.

Alabama law provides an alternate manner of voting absentee in case of a medical emergency: Any registered elector who requires emergency treatment of a licensed physician within five days of an election may apply for an emergency absentee ballot for the election and may vote by returning the absentee ballot no later than noon on the day the election is held. The attendant physician shall describe and certify the circumstances as constituting an emergency on a special form designed by the Secretary of State and provided by his or her office to local absentee election managers. The special form shall be attached to the application.

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