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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

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Alabama Voter Guide

Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:

A voter can use any of the following forms of photo ID at the polls:

  • Valid Driver's License (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Driver's License
  • Valid Non-driver ID (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Non-driver ID
  • Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID
  • Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
  • Valid AL Department of Corrections Release- Temporary ID (Photo Required)
  • Valid AL Movement/Booking Sheet from Prison/Jail System (Photo Required)
  • Valid Pistol Permit (Photo Required)
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID


Who can vote absentee in Alabama?:

The Alabama Secretary of State, John Merrill, has issued an emergency rule that provides that a person who is concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may select “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls.” as his or her reason for voting absentee.  Note that ID is required to do so.


In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee voting refers to a person who visits the probate office of your local county courthouse and completes the entire process of applying for, obtaining and voting their absentee ballot during that visit.

In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline: By law, Thursday, October 29, 2020, is the last day that a person may apply for an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election.  This means that October 29 is also the last day that a person may vote “In Person Absentee.”

**Absentee ballots are not processed until the polls close at 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020.


Problems with voting?

Call the Election Protection hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Every vote counts.

Invite your friends and family to join you in being a Ballot Boss and shout your vote by taking these 3 simple steps:

Make sure you’re registered to vote.

Have you moved, changed your name, or turned 18 recently? Check and update your voter registration status.


Make a plan for how you’re going to vote.

Decide if you’ll be voting in person or voting by mail. If you’re voting in person, schedule the time you’ll be going to the polls.

Polling Place Locator

Form a Ballot Boss squad and share on social media.

Encourage 3 of your friends or family members to join you, and then let everyone know you’re committed to being a Ballot Boss and voting by November 3rd.