Alabama Voting Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Alabama, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Alabama!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Thu Oct 14, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Online by Mon Oct 18, 2021

Early Voting

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Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Mon Oct 18, 2021
Post received by Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:00PM CDT
In-Person, Received by Mon Oct 18, 2021
Thu Oct 14, 2021

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

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
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
  • If you have been convicted of a felony NOT involving moral turpitude, your voting rights are not affected.
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:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
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.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals who have been convicted of a felony lose their right to vote until they have completed their whole sentence, including probation and parole, and have paid all fines, court costs and restitution (if any). After this, individuals are eligible to apply to the Board of Pardons and Paroles to have their voting rights restored, unless they were convicted for certain crimes of “moral turpitude” –such as murder, rape, incest, sexual crimes against children, and treason– which render individuals permanently ineligible to vote in Alabama. Contact the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles at 334-242-8700 for more information.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

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.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Alabama you should provide one of the following:
  • Your Alabama Driver's License Number
  • Your Alabama ID Number
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
In Alabama, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Valid Alabama Driver's License
  • Valid Government Employee ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Alabama Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid Alabama Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Alabama Issued ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of the state
  • 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 Military ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm

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Alabama Voting Info

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