Here is a condensed, (hopefully) easy-to-read version of absentee ballot instructions.  Note that this is my attempt to simplify the instructions.  Official information is available at:

https://www.hooveralabama.gov/185/Absentee-Voting

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/absentee-voting

Further questions can be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 205-444-7500.

Step 1: Apply for a Ballot 
Applications are available at City Hall or online at:
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/voter-pdfs/absentee/MuniAbsenteeAppFillable.pdf

Applications must be returned to:

Absentee Election Manager
City of Hoover
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover AL 35216

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE A PHOTOCOPY OF ID

The last day to apply for regular ballot is August 20

You can apply for emergency absentee August 21-24 under specific circumstances.

Step 2: Return Completed Ballot
Ballots must be returned (only one per envelope) to:

Absentee Election Manager
City of Hoover
100 Municipal Lane
Hoover AL 35216

August 24, 2020 is the last day, up to the close of business, for a voter to hand-deliver absentee ballot.

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by August 24 and received by noon the day of the election.