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Alabama

Abbreviation: 
AL

Alabama Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (US Senate Special Election, State House District 4 Special Election, Geneva and Lamar County Constitutional Amendment). The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

You can find more information about upcoming elections in Alabama HERE.

 

Alabama ID Needed for Voting

You must present one of the following forms of valid photo ID before voting:

Alabama Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Alabama Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is voted the same as any other ballot except you must sign an affidavit attesting to your eligibility to vote. If your name is not on the poll list, the provisional ballot will be counted only if the county board of registrars is able to confirm, after the election, that you are a duly qualified elector of the county.

Alabama Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Alabama:

  • You must be registered to vote in Alabama
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must state your political affiliation
  • You must complete the required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Alabama Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

The board of registrars sends a certificate of registration to you that includes the address of your polling place. If you do not receive your certificate, or if you have further questions regarding your polling place location, please contact your local elections official.

Alabama Absentee Voting

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is five days prior to an election. Ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election or can be hand delivered by 5:00 pm on Election Day.

For statewide elections, absentee ballot applications and completed absentee ballots should be hand delivered or mailed to the absentee election manager in care of the circuit clerk for your county.

Alabama Registration Deadline

You can now register online. To do so, fill out the information here. You will need to enter your driver license number or a state non-license number when filling out this form.

The registration deadline is 14 days before the election.

Alabama Voting Machines

The voting system used in Alabama is optical scan.

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