MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The absentee ballots for the upcoming municipal elections will be scanned Tuesday August 27 at noon in Government Plaza. The results will be tallied and read at 7 p.m. when the polls close.
Mobile City Clerk Lisa Lambert said more than 3,500 people applied for a ballot, this election, a record for her office.
"I have been in the city clerk’s office as the assistant city clerk and now city clerk for a total of 19 years; and during that time, we never received this many ballots or applications for an election," said Lambert.
Lambert said the record number of absentee ballots could mean big voter turnout on election day.
"I think there is a lot of interest in who's going to lead our city forward and to think that's a good thing," said Lambert.
We first told you Friday, August 23 the U.S. Postal Inspectors are looking into some suspicious ballots.
Lambert said the investigation has not affected her office's election preparation. In fact she said investigators have not officially told her there is a voter fraud investigation going on.
“To my knowledge, everything in my office has gone as it’s supposed to go,” said Lambert.
The absentee ballot office in government plaza will be open tomorrow if you have any questions or concerns about your vote.
The Mobile Police Department said several shots were fired into an occupied home off Brooke Avenue the night of Thursday, December 19. Thankfully, no one was injured, but police don’t have a description of the suspect(s).
U.S. Marshals captured the man accused of breaking into his parents' home and beating his 71-year-old father.
The forecast continues to show the possibility of stronger thunderstorms with this system. The Storm Prediction Center currently keeps the most significant severe risk well to our n’west. The current forecast reflects the chance of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds as the primary threat.
Pet Supplies Plus on Hillcrest Road in West Mobile is giving you a way to help furry friends this Christmas.
City officials say the bridge over Little Lagoon Pass, which has been in place since the 1950s according to city officials, is going to be replaced.
The City of Foley is making improvements to a new park outside of town.Officials hope Wolf Creek Nature Park will boost ecotourism in the area. There is already a kayak and canoe launch there and more construction is now underway.