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Alabama

Population

4,903,185

Voting-Age Pop.

3,671,110

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 35 %
Trump 63 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 19, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Ahead of the Nov 3 general election, Secretary of State John H. Merrill has extended the opportunity for anyone concerned about Covid-19 to apply for and cast an absentee ballot.

Data source - sos.alabama.gov

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Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot? Chevron Icon

  • No, residents of Alabama need to submit an absentee ballot application for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Alabama need to submit an absentee ballot application for the general election.

Requests must be received by: Oct 29 Chevron Icon

  • Absentee ballot applications must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager for your county no later than the 5th day prior to the election.

Requests must be received by: Oct 29

Absentee ballot applications must be received in the office of the Absentee Election Manager for your county no later than the 5th day prior to the election.

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  • Sept 9: Absentee voting begins no later than Sept 9.

When will I receive my ballot?

Sept 9: Absentee voting begins no later than Sept 9.

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  • By mail: Postmarked by Nov 2; Received by Nov 3, 12pm.

    In person: By Nov 2, 5pm

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By mail: Postmarked by Nov 2; Received by Nov 3, 12pm.

In person: By Nov 2, 5pm

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  • Any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place shall be eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable to that individual.

Excuse Icon Excuse required, Covid-19 excuse permitted

Any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place shall be eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable to that individual.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

You can vote early in Alabama through in-person absentee voting.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

Registration is closed during the 14 days prior to an election and on Election Day.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

A voter who is required to present valid photo identification but who does not do so will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot as provided for by law.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.alabama.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Federal Issued ID

  • US Passport

  • Employee ID from Federal Government

  • Military ID

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  • Driver's License

    Not expired or has been expired less than 60 days

  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Driver's License

  • Non-Driver ID

    Not expired or has been expired less than 60 days

  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Non-Driver ID

  • Alabama Photo Voter ID

  • State Issued ID

    Alabama or any other state

  • AL Department of Corrections Release- Temporary ID

    Photo required

  • AL Movement/Booking Sheet from Prison/Jail System

    Photo required

  • Pistol Permit

    Photo required

  • Employee ID from State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority

    Or other entity of this state

  • Student or Employee ID from a College or University in the State of Alabama

    Including postgraduate technical or professional schools

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