About this State

Sweet Home Alabama, Where the skies are so blue! Now let’s get it that way for the electoral map! What’s up ‘Bama! We've got critical elections in 2022, with tiny margins to defend in both the House and the Senate. So Run Forrest Run to polls and Roll Tide for the Dem Side!


Key Dates

Oct 24

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 1

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (received by mail, but the earlier the better!)

Nov 3

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (in person)

Nov 7

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (in person)

Nov 8

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (received by mail by noon)

Nov 8

Election Day

Alabama Voter Guide

  • How do I register to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register at the voting booth?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    No, in Alabama only some voter are eligible to vote by mail, otherwise known as absentee voting. So, you know, make a plan. And if you think you might be eligible to vote absentee, check the requirements and find out how to get one.

    Find Out
  • Can I vote early?


  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A current driver's license, Alabama voter ID, valid state-issued ID, ID issued by the federal government like a U.S. passport, government employee ID, student or employee ID from a post-high school institution, military ID, or tribal ID all work. You can get all the specifics here from VoteRiders.

    Get The Details
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 7am to 7pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place

since you last voted…

Since 2020, it’s become harder to cast your ballot in Alabama. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When making a plan to vote…

  • In 2020, due to COVID-19, you were automatically eligible to cast your ballot by mail. However, in 2022, you must check if you qualify to vote absentee and make a voting plan accordingly.
  • If you qualify, you must now request to vote by mail (if returning the application by mail) ten days before Election Day or (if returning by hand) five days before Election Day. 

When casting your vote…

  • Curbside voting is no longer allowed.

Moving forward…

  • In 2022, Alabamans will vote on an initiative that would ban changes to election laws within six months of an election. This could affect access to the ballot in scenarios like pandemics or natural disasters.


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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