Voter Laws and Registration Deadlines

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a citizen of Alabama and your county at the time of registration
  • Be 18 years old before any election
  • Not have been convicted of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary (or have had your civil and political rights restored)
  • Not currently be declared mentally incompetent through a competency hearing
  • NON-STRICT PHOTO ID REQUIRED — valid photo identification must be shown when voting at polling place or by absentee ballot, unless exempted by law. Those without a photo ID shall be allowed to cast a regular ballot if the individual is positively identified by two election officials as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote and both of the election officials sign a sworn affidavit so stating.
  • NO Early Voting

Registration Deadline: Voter registration is closed during the ten days preceding an election. Applications must be postmarked or delivered by the eleventh day prior to the election

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