State of Alabama Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Alabama General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 22, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Nov 1, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 5, 2018
  • Hand Delivered by Mon Nov 5, 2018

Early Voting

none on record

Alabama Primary Election held on Tue Jun 5, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon May 21, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu May 31, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Hand Delivered by Fri Jun 1, 2018
  • Postmarked by Mon Jun 4, 2018

Early Voting

none on record

Alabama Primary Runoff Election held on Tue Jul 17, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Jul 2, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Jul 12, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Jul 16, 2018
  • Hand Delivered by Mon Jul 16, 2018

Early Voting

none on record
*If required

State House District 21 Special General Election held on Tue Mar 27, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Mar 12, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Mar 22, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Mar 26, 2018
  • In-Person, Received by Mon Mar 26, 2018

Early Voting

none on record

US Senate Special Election held on Tue Dec 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

Mon Nov 27, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Dec 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Dec 11, 2017
  • Hand Delivered by Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00pm CST
  • Post received by Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:00pm CST

Early Voting

none on record

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online

  • by mail

  • in person at your elections office

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

Find my polling place

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
  • 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 eligible to vote in Alabama if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Alabama
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Alabama if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You have been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Alabama if your voting rights have been restored
  • If you have been convicted of a felony NOT involving moral turpitude, your voting rights are not affected.

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Alabama you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Alabama ID Number
  • Your Alabama Driver's License Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting In-Person

In Alabama, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of the state
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Alabama Issued ID
  • Valid Alabama Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Alabama Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Government Employee ID
  • Valid Alabama Driver's License

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - -

Absentee Ballot Request

- - -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -

Overseas & Military Voters

Alabama General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Mon Oct 22, 2018 Mon Oct 22, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Thu Nov 1, 2018 Received by Thu Nov 1, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018
  • Received by Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00pm CST
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018
  • Received by Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00pm CST

Alabama Primary Election held on Tue Jun 5, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Mon May 21, 2018 Mon May 21, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Thu May 31, 2018 Received by Thu May 31, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jun 5, 2018
  • Received by Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00pm CDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Jun 5, 2018
  • Received by Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00pm CDT

Alabama Primary Runoff Election held on Tue Jul 17, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Mon Jul 2, 2018 Mon Jul 2, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Thu Jul 12, 2018 Received by Thu Jul 12, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jul 17, 2018
  • Received by Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:00pm CDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Jul 17, 2018
  • Received by Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:00pm CDT
*If required

State House District 21 Special General Election held on Tue Mar 27, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Mar 27, 2018
  • Post received by Tue Apr 3, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Mar 27, 2018
  • Post received by Tue Apr 3, 2018

US Senate Special Election held on Tue Dec 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:00pm Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:00pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Thu Dec 7, 2017 Received by Thu Dec 7, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 12, 2017
  • Received by Tue Dec 19, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 12, 2017
  • Received by Tue Dec 19, 2017

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - - -

Absentee Ballot Request

- - - -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - - -
The absentee ballot's outside return envelope has an affidavit that must signed by two witnesses (at least 18 years old). Note that if using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), two witnesses are still required to sign the FWAB form.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - - -

Absentee Ballot Request

- - - -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -
If you are not registered to vote, you must return your voter registration and absentee ballot request by mail. Only registered voters may request a ballot via fax. The absentee ballot outside return envelope has an affidavit that must signed by two witnesses (at least 18 years old). Note that if using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), two witnesses are still required to sign the FWAB form.