Upcoming Elections in Alabama

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail begins : Absentee Voting Begins for November 8 General Election September 14,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Voter registration deadline October 24,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot. November 3,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot. November 7,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Absentee UOCAVA Ballot Receipt Deadline for November 8 General Election. Must be postmarked no later than Election Day November 15,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Alabaster Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Marty Handlon - Population(30,352)
  • Decatur Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Don Kyle - Population(55,683)
  • Florence Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Mickey Haddock - Population(39,319)
  • Hoover Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Gary Ivey - Population(81,619)
  • Huntsville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Tommy Battle - Population(180,105)
  • Madison Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Troy Trulock - Population(42,938)
  • Phenix City Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Eddie N. Lowe - Population(31,100)
  • Prattville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William W. 'Bill' Gillespie, Jr. - Population(33,960)
  • Various Municipal Elections
  • Vestavia Hills Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Alberto 'Butch' Zaragoza, Jr. - Population(34,033)
August 23, 2016
  • Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot.
November 3, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Each employee in the state shall, upon reasonable notice to his or her employer, be permitted by his or her employer to take necessary time off from his or her employment to vote in any municipal, county, state, or federal political party primary or election for which the employee is qualified and registered to vote on the day on which the primary or election is held. The necessary time off shall not exceed one hour and if the hours of work of the employee commence at least two hours after the opening of the polls or end at least one hour prior to the closing of the polls, then the time off for voting as provided in this section shall not be available. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may absent himself or herself as provided in this section.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Beginning with the June 3, 2014 primary election, Act 2011-673 requires an Alabama voter to have a specific type of photo identification at the polls in order to vote. If a voter does not have one of the approved forms of photo ID as stated in the law, then he or she may receive a free Alabama photo voter ID from various locations including the Secretary of State's Office, local county board of registrars' offices, and a mobile location to be determined by the Secretary of State's Office.

Valid ID at the Polls

  • voter can use any of the following forms of photo ID at the polls starting June 3, 2016
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Valid Non-driver ID
  • Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID
  • 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 Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid Military ID >
  • Valid Tribal ID

If a voter possesses any of these forms of ID, he/she is not eligible to receive a free Alabama photo voter ID card. The voter must bring one of these photo IDs to the polls on Election Day or place a copy of the ID in absentee ballot materials.

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.

In addition, a voter who does not have a valid photo ID in his or her possession at the polls shall be permitted to vote if the individual is positively identified by two election officials as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote and the election officials sign a sworn affidavit so stating.

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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Alabama polling places are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Please note that polling places located in the Eastern Time Zone may be open from 7 AM to 7 PM Eastern Time.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use myinfo.alabamavotes.govto find your polling place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Alabama?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Alabama

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Alabama?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Alabama? Click here for more information

What's on Alabama ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Alabama?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Alabama

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Alabama if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Alabama?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Alabama? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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