The 2018 Midterms is Alabama's next chance to vote. This statewide election will determine seats for local, state, and federal positions. Read more about Voting in the 2018 Midterms: What You Need to Know.
- The last day to register to vote or update your voter registration is the 15th day prior to any election.
- If you have an Alabama driver's license or Alabama non-driver ID, you can register online at alabamavotes.gov.
- If you live in Alabama and do not have an Alabama ID, you can register by mail or in person by contacting your county's Board of Registrars.
- Even if you are already registered, check your voting status online at alabamavotes.gov. If your status is inactive, update your registration information.
- The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is the 5th day prior to any election unless there is a work or medical emergency. Absentee ballots must be returned the day before the election unless the person is overseas.
- Find out what circumstances qualify you to vote absentee at alabamavotes.gov. This includes being out of the county, being sick, having a disability that prevents you from travelling to your polling place and/or having a polling place that is not accessible.
- Mail or hand deliver your application to your county Absentee Manager.
- You can also complete your absentee ballot in person if you will be out of the county on Election Day.
Voter ID Requirements
On Election Day, bring one of the following items with you or include a copy with your absentee ballot when you mail it.
- Driver's license (any state)
- Alabama non-driver ID
- Alabama photo voter ID*
- State issued ID (any state)
- Federal issued ID, such as a US passport
- Employee ID from US government or any entity of Alabama
- Student or employee ID from a post-high school institution in the state of Alabama
- Military ID
- Tribal ID
*Individuals who already have one of the other forms of ID should not apply for the Alabama photo voter ID.
If an eligible voter doesn't have a valid ID and is positively identified by 2 election officials, the officials can state this in a sworn affidavit so that the voter can cast a regular ballot.
If an eligible voter doesn't have a valid ID, they may cast a provisional ballot. The voter then has until 5pm on the Friday after the election to submit a valid photo ID. Otherwise, the ballot will not be counted.
Important Dates and Deadlines
July 2, 2018 - Voter registration deadline for the primary runoff election
July 12, 2018 - Last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the primary runoff election
July 16, 2018 - Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot
July 17, 2018 - Statewide Primary Runoff Election
October 22, 2018 - Voter registration deadline for general election
November 1, 2018 - Last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the general election
November 5, 2018 - Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot
November 6, 2018 - Statewide General Election
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to do before Election Day?
- How do I restore my voting rights?
- What are my rights when I vote?
We have also created resources to help inform Alabamians about voting in the 2018 midterms.
- Infographic: Road to the 2018 Midterms [PNG]
- Infographic: I'm Ready to Be a Voter [PNG]
- Infographic: Crossover Voting in Alabama [PNG]
- Infographic: While You Are Voting [PNG]
Page last revised: June 25, 2018