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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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Birmingham and Mobile are holding municipal elections on August 24th, and there are many other special and local elections throughout 2021 in Alabama.

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by 15 days prior to your election date. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at your county courthouse through the absentee ballot request deadline, on Election Day, or vote by mail with an excuse in Alabama.

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Based on Absentee Ballot Dates 

You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at your county courthouse through the the absentee ballot request deadline. Be sure to bring valid photo ID.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by the Thursday before Election Day. Include a copy of your photo ID with your application. Then, when you return your  ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by the day before Election Day and received by Election Day at NOON. Or you can drop it off in person to your Absentee Elections Manager by 5 p.m. on the day before Election Day.

When you return your ballot, it must include an affidavit that is affidavit is notarized or has the signatures of two witnesses and a copy of your photo ID. 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.


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.


  • 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.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info