Secretary of State Jim Bennett reminds voters that the deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 30th. The November 4th election will be the first statewide general election where the new photo voter ID law is implemented. This law brings some changes to the absentee ballot process, as well. Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded from www.alabamavotes.gov and mailed to the Absentee Election Manager in the county where the voter is registered. A voter may also request an application by phone or receive an application from their Absentee Election Manager in person. For more information on the absentee ballot application process call 1-800-274-VOTE.