Alabama absentee voting Sandy

Alabama's top election official has extended the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot for military and National Guard personnel deployed to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The state's chief election official says Alabamians going to help storm victims in other states can vote an absentee ballot before they leave.

Secretary of State Beth Chapman says Thursday is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot. Chapman said utility workers, Red Cross volunteers and others headed out of state can visit or contact their local absentee election manager's office before they leave and vote an absentee ballot so they will not miss the election.