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Register TO VOTE
Register to vote or check to make sure your voter registration is up to date. If you've moved or changed your name, you'll need to update your voter registration.
Get a valid photo Id
A voter must present a valid photo ID in order to vote. A voter that does not have a driver's license or other valid ID is eligible for a FREE AL Photo Voter ID card.
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
There are many reasons a voter may request an absentee ballot / vote by mail. Check your eligibility and the deadlines to request and return a mail-in ballot.
FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
Polling places in AL are open from 7AM to 7PM. If you're in line at 7PM, stay in line! Make sure you know where to go vote by checking your polling location.
2024 Election Dates & Deadlines
WHAT'S ON YOUR BALLOT?
Candidate responses to our community questionnaire
When SCOTUS sided with voting rights activists in Allen v. Milligan, it ordered the State of Alabama to draw fair maps that gave Black voters an opportunity at fair representation, and the power to elect a candidate who would represent their values.
This opportunity comes in the form of a new 2nd Congressional District in Alabama that includes parts of Mobile County and all of the City of Mobile. There are at least 12 candidates running to represent AL CD-2, but only two candidates – one Democrat and one Republican – will advance to the general election in November. This is a vote you get to cast on Tuesday, March 5th.
Because of the importance of this district, we sent a Candidate Questionnaire addressing community concerns to all of the candidates, Democrat and Republican, and asked them to share their responses by February 5th. Click the button below to learn more about AL CD-2 and read the full responses from the candidates who got back to us.
A primary election allows voters to choose which candidates for office will advance to the general election (ie. a primary is a way of narrowing down candidates). In a partisan primary, registered Democrats choose which Democratic candidates they want to be the party's nominees in the general election, and registered Republicans choose which Republican candidates they want to be the party's nominees in the general election. In Alabama on Election Day, you may participate in any party's primary by declaring your preference for that party at the polls.
Your ballot will look different depending on which party's primary you choose to vote in. Click the buttons below to view the sample ballots for the primary election on March 5, 2024. According to the Secretary of State, please note, some offices will appear only in certain precincts which will apply to your districts.
BOOKLET: THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS
"The Power is in Your Hands" booklet, created by Stand Up Mobile, is your guide to representation. It includes information on Alabama's new congressional district, as well as local elected offices, how to find and get in contact with your state and federal representatives, and what to do if you want to run for office. Download our booklet, revised November 2023, for more information!
Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Have questions about an upcoming election or experience trouble at the polls on Election Day? Get in touch with the national Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) for English speaking assistance, 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) for Spanish, 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) for Asian languages, and 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) for Arabic.
Alabama Votes is the state's official election center, run by the Alabama Secretary of State. Visit this site for official information on voter registration, election information, absentee voting, photo voter ID, and more.,
The Mobile County Probate Court also has election information available to residents of Mobile County. This includes links to register to vote online, update your voter registration, information for candidates running for office (e.g., how to qualify and other candidate resources), election results, poll worker training videos, and more.