Voting In Alabama

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 22, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. First-time registrants are requested to provide their Alabama Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number. If the voter has never been issued either one of these they may still register to vote.

NOTE: ID REQUIRED to register to vote online.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Alabama Driver's License or non-driver State ID to register online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Fifteen (15) days before Election Day.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Board of Registrars in the county they reside.

Registration Form (English)
Request a Registration Form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked fifteen (15) days before Election Day.
In-Person: By 5:00pm fifteen (15) days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Alabama voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Alabama.

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Alabama but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote a Provisional Ballot at the polling place associated with their new address. The Provisional Ballot will be counted if the County Board of registrars verifies that the voter is registered to vote in the county and lives at an address covered by the polling place where their ballot was cast.

NEW Address, NEW County
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline to be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PHOTO ID REQUIRED. Voters will be asked to present a photo ID from an approved list of IDs. Click HERE for more info.

Voters who cannot provide the required ID may vote a regular ballot if two election officials vouch for the voter's identity and sign an affidavit. Or they may vote a Provisional Ballot. The Provisional Ballot will only be counted if the voter provides an acceptable photo ID by 5:00pm on the Friday after Election Day.

Voters who are struggling to get an ID from the State of Alabama can get outside help from Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Voters can check HERE to see if they qualify.

For more information on absentee voting, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their County Election Officials.

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Municipal Ballot Application
Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received five (5) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Delivered five (5) days before Election Day.
Emergency: Received by 5:00pm the day before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Alabama voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Alabama.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Election Official's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Alabama voters.

Primary Election Rules

PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Voters do not need to register with a party and may vote for any candidate in the Primary Election.

PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTIONS
• Voters who voted in the Primary Election MUST vote the same party in the Primary Runoff Election.
• Voters who did NOT vote in the Primary Election may vote for any candidate in the Primary Runoff Election.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Alabama should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Alabama.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Alabama.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a non-disqualifying felony may register to vote and vote while incarcerated, or on probation or parole.

Voters convicted of a disqualifying felony (aka "moral turpitude") must apply to have their vote to right restored and re-register to vote AFTER:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation
  • paying all court costs, fines, and/or restitution

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities go to page 7 and 8 of the Alabama Voter Guide for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.