We are less than 24 hours away from the 2022 November Midterms! As Election Day approaches, we encourage you to make your voting plan now. Early preparation will help guarantee that you don’t encounter issues at the ballot box.
We recommend taking these four steps:
1. Confirm your voter status and designated polling location.
Every election cycle, we stress the importance of preemptively confirming your voter status and polling location. This year isn’t any different! Double-checking this information can save you time and a trip to the wrong location. To verify your voter status and polling location, please visit the Secretary of State's website.
2. Check Alabama’s voter ID requirements.
Alabama requires voters to have specific types of photo identification at the polls in order to vote. Examples of approved photo IDs include driver’s licenses, Alabama-issued ID cards, and U.S. passports. If a voter does not have an approved photo ID, they may receive a free photo voter ID from state-approved locations. To learn more about Alabama’s voter ID requirements or how to obtain a free photo voter ID, please visit the Secretary of State’s website.
3. Know your voting rights.
We want to make sure that you are aware of your rights while voting. Here are some major things to remember:
- If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line — you have the right to vote.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, you can ask for a new one.
- If the machines are down at your polling place, you can ask for a paper ballot.
4. Know how to contact the Election Protection hotline.
If you face any issues while voting, call the national, non-partisan Election Protection hotline:
- English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
- Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
- Asian Languages: 1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
- Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
Always remember that if someone attempts to interfere with your or anyone’s right to vote, it may be voter intimidation and a violation of federal law. To report cases of voter intimidation, we recommend contacting the Election Protection hotline.
Tomorrow, our values and rights are on the ballot. Alabamians will have a chance to make their voices heard on both a state and national level. Together, let’s make an effort to exercise our voting rights and cast our votes.