Coffee County sees record number of absentee ballot requests

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County Clerk Amy Reeves collected a sizeable number of absentee ballots returned by mail or dropped off.

Absentee manager Linda Mills has held the job for the last 18-years, but she’s never seen anything like this presidential election.

Normally, she would send out about a thousand absentee ballots.

This time, just under 2,400 voters requested them.

The deadline for the absentee ballot to be returned to be counted is the end of the business day on Monday.

“Absentee poll workers will come, and they can start at 7 o’clock and open all of the ballots and get everything ready and run them through the machines at that time,” Reeves said.

“Very stressful for someone my age, very stressful,” Martins said. “Just people, the phones are ringing, You’re trying to let somebody vote, and you’ve got somebody over there asking you questions, trying to do three or four things at one time.”

The ballots will be counted once the polls close.

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