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.”
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
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
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.
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)?
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.
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.