State of Alabama Elections and Voting
Election day is November 8
- October 24 Deadline to register to vote
- November 1 Deadline for election authority to receive via mail an absentee ballot application
- November 3 Deadline to return by hand an absentee ballot application
- November 7 Deadline to return by hand an absentee ballot
- November 8 Deadline for election authority to receive via mail an absentee ballot
- November 8 Election Day
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
How to register to vote:
- Submit an application electronically.
- Have us mail you an Alabama Voter Registration Form. You can request a voter registration form online or by calling our Voter Hotline at 1-800-274-8683. Then fill it out and mail it in to your local Board of Registrars.
- Download the Alabama Voter Registration Form. Then, just print it, fill it out, and mail it in to your local Board of Registrars.
Voter ID Requirements
A voter must present one of the following forms of valid identification before they will be permitted to vote. A voter who does not have one of these forms of photo identification is eligible for a free Alabama Photo Voter ID card.
- Alabama Driver’s License (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
- Alabama Nondriver ID (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
- Alabama Photo Voter ID Card
- State-Issued ID
- Federal-Issued ID
- US passport
- Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state
- Student or employee ID from a college or university (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
- Military ID
- Tribal ID
If a voter does not have a valid photo ID, they can still vote in an election if they are positively identified by two election officials. A signed affidavit is required in that situation.
Alabama voters may only vote absentee if they provide an accepted reason. Click here to learn about accepted excuses and how to request an absentee ballot.
- Alabama Voter Guide
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Alabama
- Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
Tribes in Alabama
Federally recognized tribes
- Poarch Band of Creek Indians
State recognized tribes
- Cher-o-Creek Intra-Tribal Indians
- Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama
- Cherokees of Southeast Alabama
- Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama
- Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama
- MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians
- Piqua Shawnee Tribe
- Star Clan of Muscogee Creeks
- United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation
Native Vote Coordinators
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Major Party Contact Information