Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register online is Monday, October 19, 2020, by 11:59 p.m.
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 19, 2020.
The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 19, 2020 (close of business).
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, October 29, 2020. The application must be in the Absentee Election Manager's office by close of business.
2. Polling Times:
7 a.m. to 7 p.m
3. Is Early Voting Available:
Yes, by absentee
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register by mail to vote in Alabama by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local Board of Registrars. You can register here
*All voters can vote by mail without an excuse*
5. ID Needed for Voting:
When voting in person you will need one of the following types of identification:
Alabama Driver's License
Alabama Non-Driver ID
Alabama Photo Voter ID
State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
Federal Issued ID
Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
Student or employee ID from a college or university in the state of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
You may send with this application a copy of valid photo identification. You will be required to present valid photo identification when you vote at your polling place or by absentee ballot unless exempted by law
6. Voting Without Address:
In order to fill out the voter registration form online, you must have a valid Alabama Driver's License or valid Alabama Non-Drivers Identification card. Otherwise, you must print, sign, and mail the application. The voter registration application allows registrants to put in a map or diagram if the home has no street number or name. "Please draw a map of where your house is located. Please include roads and landmarks."
7. Interesting Notes:
Alabama allows survivors of domestic violence to keep their addresses confidential. Survivors must fill out a form.
8.Obtaining Voter ID
If an eligible voter doesn’t have a valid ID and is positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit so such voters can vote a regular ballot. Registered Alabama voters must show unexpired photo ID at the polls to vote. If you don't bring a valid ID to the polling place but are positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit and you can vote a regular ballot. Otherwise, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you will first complete a Provisional Verification Statement and sign a Sworn Affirmation. You then have until 5:00 PM on the Friday after an election to submit a valid photo ID to the county board of registrars.
9.Free Voter ID Available
10.Felony Disenfranchisement Rules
Some people with felony convictions cannot vote.