Voting In Alabama

PRIMARY ELECTION
June 5, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
May 21, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING ALABAMA ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

NO. Voters are asked to provide their Alabama Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID numnber 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.

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.

DEADLINE: Fourteen (14) days before any Election.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form or can request a form online. Completed applications can be mailed or delivered in person to the County Board of Registrars in the county that the voter resides.

DEADLINE: Fourteen (14) days BEFORE any Election.

Same-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.

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).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, can vote at that polling place after confirming your change of address regardless of how close to the election you moved.

Voters who move to a new address within the same county but with a different polling place can vote a provisional ballot at the polling place associated with your new address.

Voters who move to a new address that is in a different county MUST register to vote at voter's new address before the registration deadline. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PHOTO ID REQUIRED. Voters will be asked to present a photo ID from an approved list of IDs. A voter without ID may vote a provisional ballot, but must provide an acceptable photo ID by 5:00pm on the Friday after Election Day or the ballot will not be counted. A voter without ID may also vote if two election officials vouch for the voter's identity and sign an affidavit. Click HERE for more info.

Voters who need help getting an ID should contact Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Click HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered their County Election Officials.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MUST be turned in no later than the fifth calendar 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.

Type of Primary?

STATE-LEVEL & CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES

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

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

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

PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTIONS

  • Voters who voted in the Primary Election must vote the same party in the Primary Run-Off Election.
  • Voters who who did NOT vote in the Primary Election do not need to register with a party and may vote for any candidate in the Primary Run-Off 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 HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Alabama.

Felon Voting Rights

Voters convicted of a felony are eligible to apply to have their rights restored after serving their term of incarceration, parole, and probation as well as not have any pending felony cases or owe any court order monies or supervision fees. Click HERE for more info.

Former felons must RE-REGISTER to vote.

Former felons convicted of a crime of "moral turpitude" are not eligible to have their right to vote restored.

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.