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Alabama Voter Information

Important dates

State and local elections

August 24, 2021

  • Birmingham Municipal Election: Vote for Mayor, City Council (9 seats), and School Board (9 seats)
  • Mobile Municipal Election: Vote for Mayor and City Council for Districts 2-9 (8 seats)
  • Montgomery Municipal Run-off: City Council, District 1 run-off
  • Town of Cherokee Ridge Municipal General Election: Vote for Mayor and City Council (5 seats)

August 31, 2021

  • Shelby County Service Charge Election

September 7, 2021

  • State House of Representatives District 78 General - Special Election: Special election to fill state legislature seat

September 21, 2021

  • Baldwin County School Tax Election, District 5: Vote on School Tax, District 5

October 19, 2021

  • State House of Representatives District 63 Primary - Special Election: Special election to fill state legislature seat

Our source for local elections in Alabama came from https://almonline.org/Assets/Files/LegalServices/LegalPublicationsAndResources/2021-2025ELECTIONDATESFORALABAMACITIESANDTOWNSessdps.pdf. We encourage voters to check your county election’s website for additional information.

Know your rights

Under Federal law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free from intimidation.
  • Cast a vote by provisional ballot if there is uncertainty regarding your registration status or eligibility.
  • Receive assistance when voting if you are unable to vote unaided due to blindness, disability, illiteracy, or inability to read English; and you have a right to choose who assists you, so long as they are not your employer or union representative.

Under Alabama law, you have a right to:

  • Move to the front of the line at a polling place if you are a person with a physical disability or over the age of 70.
  • Vote after serving a felony conviction if you have fulfilled all terms of the sentence, and have applied for a “Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote.”

ID requirements

When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:

  • AL Driver’s License
  • AL Photo Voter ID card
  • Federal-issued ID
  • US Passport
  • AL Movement/Booking Sheet from Prison/Jail System w/photo
  • AL Department of Corrections Release-Temporary ID w/photo
  • Student or Employee ID from public or private college or university in the State of Alabama
  • Student or Employee ID issued by state institution of higher learning in any other state
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID

Forgot your ID?

You can cast a provisional ballot if you forgot your ID. However, for your vote to count, you must provide one of the accepted photo IDs to the Board of Registrars by 5 p.m. on the first Friday following the election.


Don’t have an ID?

You can vote in person by provisional ballot without a photo ID. However, for your vote to count, you must obtain a valid photo ID and submit it to the Board of Registrars by 5 p.m. on the first Friday following the election.

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Alabama may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Alabama affect you.