Alabama Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 24th

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

no

Complete Alabama Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

Current, Valid Photo Identification:

  • Alabama driver’s license or state ID card
  • Any state or federal government-issued valid ID
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid government employee ID
  • Valid student or employee ID card issued by a college or university in the state
  • Valid U.S. military ID
  • Valid tribal ID card


If a voter does not have an ID, they must vote a provisional ballot or, if two election officials can identify the voter as an eligible voter and sign a sworn affidavit stating so, they may vote a regular ballot.

Student IDs are valid if from Alabama college, university, technical, or professional school.

Alabama Student Voter Info

Alabama law states that you may register to vote in Alabama if you are “domiciled” in the state. Domicile is defined in Alabama as physically living at a particular place with the intent to remain there permanently, or for an indefinite length of time. Students who leave home to attend school are expressly allowed to register to vote using their home address. Registering to vote in Alabama creates a presumption of Alabama domicile, and the Secretary of State’s office has indicated that that should be enough to establish voting residency.