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Alabama Voter Information

Important dates

General Election for President, U.S. Congress, State House & Senate Offices, Alabama Supreme Court Justices, Alabama Appellate Court Judges, County Offices, School Boards

Tuesday, November 5, 2024
Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

See what's on your ballot


Vote Absentee:

Vote In person absentee:
  • Request Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • Return Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2024

Mailed absentee Ballots*:
  • Request Deadline: Tuesday, October 29, 2024 (postmarked)
  • Return Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2024 12:00PM CST (received)

Given mail delays, we recommend that you request and return your absentee ballot application as soon as possible.

*Different deadlines apply for military and overseas ballots.

Do you know who is on your ballot?

We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.

View the guide to state & local elections

To learn more about researching what’s on your ballot, visit:

How to Research Candidates and Issues

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:

  • Vote if you’re in line when polls close at 7 p.m.
  • 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 if you haven’t been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or if you've had your voting rights restored. Visit here to learn more about restoring your right to vote in Alabama.

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 (not expired or expired less than 60 days)
  • 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
  • Pistol Permit with Photo ID

Don’t Have a valid Photo ID before Election Day?

Do not have any identification listed above? Receive a FREE Voter ID card at your local Board of Registrars, the Secretary of State’s Office, or a mobile location prior to Election Day.

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 on election day?

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.