The absentee voting period for the Nov. 8 General Election begins today. Dates to remember: ■ Nov. 1: The last day that absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail. ■ Nov. 3: The last day that absentee ballot applications can be returned by hand. ■ Nov. 7: The last day to return absentee ballots by hand to the absentee election manager. ■ Nov. 8: Absentee ballots must be returned by mail to the absentee election manager no later than noon.Absentee ballot applications can be downloaded or requested by visiting or calling the local . Voters may also contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 334-242-7210 to request an absentee ballot application.Voters who are eligible to vote pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) will have until Nov. 8 to postmark an absentee ballot.If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 334-242-7210.