State of Alabama Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online only if you have an Alabama Driver's License or nondriver identification card
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • by using the Vote for Alabama app
  • at public libraries
  • at state and local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Aid to Dependent Children, SNAP, TANF, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services
  • when obtaining or renewing a driver's license

Voter registration is closed during the 14 days prior to any election and on Election Day.

Voting on Election Day

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

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Absentee Voting

To be qualified to vote via Absentee Ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be absent from the county or state on Election Day
  • You are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • You live outside your county, for example as a member of the armed services, employed outside the US, or a college student, or are a spouse or child of such a person
  • You are an election officer or poll worker at a polling location other than your own
  • You work a required shift, 10-hours or more, which is the same as polling hours
  • You are a caregiver for a family member confined to their home
  • You are currently incarcerated in prison or jail and have not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude

You may qualify for an emergency Absentee ballot if:

  • You are required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be unavailable at the polls on the day of the election
  • You are a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment by licensed physician within five days before an election
  • You have a family member die within five days before an election
  • You have a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician within 5 days of an election.

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by noon on Election Day. If the absentee ballot is returned by hand to the Absentee Election Manager’s office, it must be delivered by the closing of business, but no later than 5pm, one day prior to the election.

Note that disabled voters are entitled to "Permanent Absentee Voter" status.

General Information