Welcome Alabama voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
June 5 May 21 (postmarked) May 21 May 21 No


General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 22 (postmarked) October 22 October 22 No


Online Voter Registration

Yes, Alabama has Online Voter Registration. OVR began in February 2016. Need a valid AL drivers’ license or valid AL non-drivers’ ID card. You can register online here.

Voter ID

Alabama has strict photo ID requirements. Here are the approved forms of ID in the state of Alabama:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Nondriver ID
  • Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID card
  • Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID


Alabama does not have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail.

Early Voting

Alabama has no in-person early voting.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Alabama has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

No specific provision. Contact your state election officials for details.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID


Content Updated Summer 2018


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