Alabama

47% of 18-29 year olds voted in Alabama in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received 15 days prior to the next election. The application must be received on or by August 9, 2021 to be eligible to vote in August 2021 local elections.

Alabama will hold Local Elections on August 24, 2021.

Check Registration Status

Check your Alabama voter registration status here.

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, be a resident of Alabama, be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, not be barred from voting due to a disqualifying felony conviction, and not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court.

  • Disqualifying felonies are listed here.
  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in Alabama or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Alabama for the August Local Election (August 24, 2021) is August 9, 2021.

Voter Registration Process

There are three options to register to vote in Alabama: online registration, printing and mailing in a form, or requesting to be mailed a registration form.

  • Further voter registration information for Alabama can be found here.

This page was last updated on August 9, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.

The Secretary of State’s emergency administrative rule related to COVID-19 is no longer in effect. Voters can no longer use fear of exposure to COVID-19 as an excuse to vote absentee.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In order to vote absentee in Alabama, you must fall into one of the eligible categories listed here. Click here to access Alabama’s absentee ballot application.

  • Absentee ballot applications must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager for your county at least 7 days before Election Day (August 17, 2021).
  • An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked by August 24, 2021 and received by the Absentee Election Manager by Election Day at noon. If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 5pm) on the day prior to the election (November 1, 2021).
  • Alabama requires a copy of your valid photo ID in order to request an absentee ballot.
  • Further absentee voting information for Alabama is listed here.

Early Voting

Alabama does not offer early voting.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7 am-7 pm. 

  • At the polls, you must present a valid form of photo ID. Acceptable forms are listed here. If an eligible voter doesn’t own a valid form of photo ID, Alabama offers free photo voter IDs at various locations.
  • Further Alabama voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on August 9, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.