Voting in
Alabama

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Alabama, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Alabama Election Website or call (334) 242-7200 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/19/2020
Online Registration Deadline
10/19/2020
In-person Registration Deadline
10/19/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Alabama

Don’t miss your next election!

Alabama has moved the Republican congressional runoff between Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Sessions from Mar. 31st to Jul. 14th due to COVID-19. You may register to vote for this election until Jun. 29th. Ballots must be postmarked by Jul. 13th. In Alabama you can vote-by-mail with an excuse. For this election due to COVID-19 Secretary Merrill is encouraging citizens to vote absentee by selecting “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls"  as their excuse.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in the primary. See Alabama Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Congressional, state and local contests may be on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: None

To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by July 9th. Then, when you return your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by July 13th.

When you return your ballot, it must include an affidavit that is affidavit is notarized or has the signatures of two witnesses. For more information or to track your ballot, contact your county's Absentee Election Manger.

The absentee voting request period opens on Jan. 1st for each calendar year. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote via absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Alabama

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register


Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.