not currently be declared mentally incompetent through a competency hearing
swear or affirm to “support and defend the Constitution of the US and the State of Alabama and further disavow any belief or affiliation with any group which advocates the overthrow of the governments of the US or the State of Alabama by unlawful means and that the information contained herein is true, so help me God”.
Register to vote online in Alabama
You must include your Alabama driver's license number or Alabama state ID number with your online voter registration application.
Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Alabama driver’s license number or non-driver ID card number. If you do not have either of these numbers, provide the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: You are required to fill in this box; however, your application will not be rejected if you fail to do so.
Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 19, 2020
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Alabama elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103‐5616
Alabama vote by mail guide
Alabama vote by mail guide
You must include a COPY of a valid, government-issued photo ID to request a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver's license or state ID card; a US passport; a military ID card; a tribal ID; a student or employee ID from any college, university, or technical school in Alabama or any other US state.
Alabama vote by mail deadlines
Earliest day to apply: January 1, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (online): N/A
Request your mail-in ballot (by mail): Received by October 29, 2020
Request your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by October 29, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (by mail): Postmarked by November 2, 2020
Return your mail-in ballot (in person): Received by November 2, 2020
Alabama vote by mail overview
Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
Request your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Receive your mail-in ballot via USPS.
Return your mail-in ballot by the deadline.
Alabama vote by mail rules
You must provide an excuse to vote by mail in Alabama, but 100% of registered voters can use COVID-19 as an excuse.
If you are requesting a ballot due to COVID-19 concerns, you must use the "I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls" excuse on the ballot application.
Alabama vote by mail ID requirements (request)
You must include a COPY of a valid, government-issued photo ID to request a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:
an Alabama driver's license
an Alabama state ID card
a US passport
a military ID card
a tribal ID
a student or employee ID from any college, university, or technical school in Alabama or any other US state.
Alabama vote by mail ID requirements (return)
The voted ballot envelope must either be notarized or signed by two witnesses.
Alabama vote by mail directions
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps: