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! Alabama will have its statewide primary on May 24 and general on November 8. There may also be a statewide primary runoff election on June 21. A local consolidated election will take place on August 23 with a corresponding runoff scheduled for September 20. (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

May 9

Primary Registration Deadline

May 17

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (delivered by mail)

May 19

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (delivered in person)

May 23

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (delivered in person)

May 24

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (delivered by mail)

May 24

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Alabama Voter Guide

  • How do I register to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register at the voting booth?

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

  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! Alabama voters do not register by party. You can participate in any party's primary by declaring your preference for that party at the polls on the day of the primary election. However, if no candidate receives more than 50% in a partisan primary, Alabama holds primary runoffs, where the top two candidates from the first round face off. If you, for example, vote in the Democratic primary in the first round, you cannot then vote in the Republican primary run-off, and vice-versa.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    No. So, you know, make a plan. And if you need to vote absentee, go here to find out how to get one.

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  • Can I vote early?


  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A current driver's license, Alabama voter 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.

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what's new in alabama voting since 2020

In 2021, Alabama passed eight new election laws, with mixed impacts. Here's what you should be aware of. Alabama no longer has curbside voting our outdoor voting. Additionally, the deadline for absentee ballot requests has changed from 7 days before Election Day to just 5 days before Election Day. Make sure to get your absentee ballot request in now, if you plan to vote that way. One more thing to remember: in 2020, all voters were eligible for an absentee ballot due to COVID-19. In 2022, absentee voting will likely return to the pre-pandemic status quo, where only certain voters can use mail-in voting.

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