YOUR VOTE: Alabama
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It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
1. KNOW YOUR DATES
- Primary Election: The primary election is on June 5, 2018.
- General Election: The primary election is on November 6, 2018.
2. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Registration Status: Not sure you're registered to vote? This handy site let's you check your status, and explains how to register online, in person, or using a downloadable mail-in form. It's never been simpler.
- Voting Requirements: Here's everything necessary to register as a voter this election seasons in Alabama.
- Primary Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for Alabama's primary election is on May 21, 2018.
- General Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for this year's general election is on October 22, 2018.
3. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
- Polling Location: School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Absentee Ballot: Out of town, or serving our military abroad? Here's how to get an absentee ballot and make sure that your voice is heard.
4. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
- Voter ID Laws: Alabama requires a a valid picture ID to vote, though they make some exceptions.
- Accepted Credentials: Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Don't have valid ID? : If an eligible voter doesn’t have a valid ID and is positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit so such voter can vote a regular ballot.
- Voter ID helpline : Call 844-338-8743
- Learn more about voter ID from VoteRiders : Visit Alabama Voter ID FAQs
5. CANDIDATES ON YOUR BALLOT
- Democratic Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Democratic primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
- Republican Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Republican primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
6. BALLOT MEASURES
- Ballot Measure #1: State Abortion Policy Amendment — This ballot measure states that the Alabama Constitution should recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life, and should not protect abortion.
- Ballot Measure #2: Board of Trustees Membership for University of Alabama Amendment — This ballot measure would amend the University of Alabama's Board of Trustees Membership.
- Ballot Measure #3: Legislative Vacancies Amendment — This ballot measure would allow vacant legislative seats with about a month left in the term to remain vacant until the next regular election.
- Ballot Measure #4: Ten Commandments Amendment — This ballot measure would authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on state property.
7. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
- Phone Number: The Elections Division of the Alabama Secretary of State can be reached at the following phone number: (334) 242-7210.
- Email Address: Its email address is Ed.Packard@sos.alabama.gov.
8. NEED TO REGISTER?
- Or maybe you just want election reminders? Click below to get started and, thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered.
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