The deadline to register vote in Alabama is: Postmarked 11 days before the election.
To qualify to register to vote in Alabama, you must:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Reside in Alabama
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have rights restored)
- Have not been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
Register to vote now!
To check the status of your voter registration, click here.
When can I vote in Alabama?
Early Voting InformationIn-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? Yes
Alabama does not have early voting, but voters who qualify for absentee voting may vote absentee in person at their local Absentee Election Manager (usually the Circuit Clerk).
You can vote absentee in Alabama if you:
- will be absent from your county on Election Day
- are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polls
- are a registered Alabama voter living outside your county, such as a member of the armed forces or a college student
- are an appointed election official or poll watcher at a polling place other than your normal one
- are working a required shift, 10 hours or more, that coincides with polling hours.
Absentee ballots must be requested by mail or in person from your Absentee Election Manager no later than 5 days before the election. Voted ballots must be received by noon on Election Day or delivered in person by close of business the day before the election - and they must be accompanied by the signature of two witnesses (or a notary public) and a copy of your ID.
To find out if you are eligible to cast an absentee ballot, request a ballot, or just get more information, click here.
Voting Hours on Election DayThe polls are open from:
7:00am to 7:00pm
Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.
What do you need to bring?
Starting June 2014, all Alabama voters must present a Photo ID at the polls. The following IDs are acceptable:
- Valid Driver's License
- Valid Non-driver ID
- Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID
- Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
- Valid Federal Issued ID
- Valid US Passport
- Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
- Valid student or employee ID from a college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
- Valid Military ID
- Valid Tribal ID
If you have questions or need more information, you can refer to the Photo Voter ID Guide or contact the Alabama Secretary of State office directly.
And note: If you don't have one of the approved forms of photo ID listed above, then you may receive a free Alabama photo voter ID from various locations -- including the Secretary of State's Office, local county board of registrars' offices, and a mobile location to be determined by the Secretary of State's Office.
For more information, contact your state election office.