Voter ID
in Alabama

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Alabama

Voters in Alabama are required to show ID at the polls. Current, Valid Photo Identification:

  • Alabama driver’s license or nondriver ID card (unexpired or expired less than 60 days)
  • State issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
  • Alabama Voter ID card
  • Federal government issued ID, including valid U.S. passport
  • Valid government employee ID issued by US government or any entity of Alabama
  • Valid student or employee ID card from Alabama post-high school institution
  • Valid student or employee ID card from state institution of higher learning in any other state
  • Valid U.S. military ID
  • Valid tribal ID card

Voter ID Details

You may apply for a free non-driver ID here. Student IDs from any state post-secondary institution are valid, and employees of these schools may use their employee ID as well.

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

All voters are required to provide ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with application to vote by mail.

Go ahead and make one copy of your photo ID! You need to include a copy of your photo ID with your application to vote by mail. Info here on what qualifies as photo ID in Alabama.  If no ID is provided, the ballot becomes provisional and your ballot will not be counted unless you provide a valid ID to the registrar within the time provided for provisional ballot cure.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You can vote using a provisional ballot. If two election officials can identify the voter as an eligible voter and sign a sworn affidavit stating so, you may vote using a regular ballot.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)