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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.

2015 Important Events Calendar

January 2015 Dates
Governor-Elect Robert Bentley Inauguration DateJanuary 19, 2015 -
August 2015 Dates
Randolph County - Special Tax ElectionAugust 4, 2015
City of Moody - Sunday Alcohol Sales
City of Pell City - Sunday Alcohol Sales
City of Riverside - Sunday Alcohol Sales
August 11, 2015
Jackson County - Special Tax ElectionAugust 18, 2015
Regular Municipal Elections - Cities of Montgomery, Talladega
City of Albertville - Sunday Alcohol Sales
City of Athens - Special Tax and Bond Election
City of Guntersville - Sunday Alcohol Sales
August 25, 2015
September 2015 Dates
Chambers County - Sunday Alcohol Sales
Town of St. Florian - Special Election - City Council Place 1
September 8, 2015
DeKalb County Special Election - District 1 ConstableSeptember 15, 2015
Special Primary Election - State House District 5September 29, 2015
October 2015 Dates
City of Hartselle - Special Tax ElectionOctober 27, 2015
Town of Oak Grove - Sunday Alcohol SalesOctober 27, 2015
November 2015 Dates
City of Springville - Sunday Alcohol SalesNovember 10, 2015
December 2015 Dates
Special Primary Runoff Election - State House District 5December 8, 2015

2016 Important Events Calendar

February 2016 Dates
Voter registration hand-delivery deadline (due to Monday holiday).February 12, 2016 -
Last day for voter to postmark a voter registration form.February 13, 2016
Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot.February 15, 2016 -
Special General Election - State House District 5February 16, 2016
Ballot RequestFebruary 25, 2016 -
Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballotFebruary 29, 2016
March 2016 Dates
Statewide Primary ElectionMarch 1, 2016
Presidential Preference Primary ElectionMarch 1, 2016
Voter registration deadline.March 28, 2016
April 2016 Dates
Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot.April 7, 2016 -
Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.April 11, 2016
Primary Runoff ElectionApril 12, 2016
August 2016 Dates
Various Municipal ElectionsAugust 23, 2016
October 2016 Dates
Voter registration deadlineOctober 24, 2016
November 2016 Dates
Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot.November 3, 2016 -
Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot.November 3, 2016
Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.November 7, 2016 -
General ElectionNovember 8, 2016

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

Alabama: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

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

  • 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.

For more information, download the Alabama Photo Voter ID Guide.

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