Alabama Absentee Voting

Can I Mail in My Vote in Alabama?


Alabama allows anyone to mail-in their vote, but you must check “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls”.

How do I Register to Vote in Alabama?

First off, make sure you qualify. To register to vote in Alabama:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must live in the State of Alabama
  • You must be at least 18 years old on or before election day.
  • You must not have a disqualifying felony conviction which does not allow you to vote.
  • You must not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law.

If you have a valid Alabama Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s Identification card: 

If you do not:

How Do I Apply to Mail in My Vote in Alabama?

Fill out this form and mail it to your Absentee Election Manager with a copy of your valid state identification.

Make sure you remember:

  • You need to check “I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls. if you’re submitting an absentee vote because of Coronavirus
  • You need to send a photocopy of your valid photo ID

How Do I Submit My Absentee Vote in Alabama?

Make sure you’ve already submitted your application.

As long as you’ve done this you’ll receive the ballot in the mail with a plain envelope, an envelope that needs signed (the affidavit envelope), and a preaddressed envelope.

  • Fill out your ballot and seal it in the plain envelope
  • Put the plain envelope inside of the affidavit envelope, follow the instructions for signing.
  • Put the affidavit envelop inside of the preaddressed envelope and mail it back.

Signing the affidavit envelope:

To make sure your vote is legitimate, the State of Alabama needs either two other people (witnesses) to sign the envelope or needs the envelope notorized.

If you have two friends, great. Have them sign it.

If not, you can search for a notary — most UPS stores also offer notary services.

Dates to Remember

You must register to vote by Monday, October 19th

You should mail in your absentee ballot application by Thursday, October 22nd — your local Absentee Election Manager needs to receive your application by Thursday, October 29th.

You should return your actual absentee ballot as soon as possible — it must be received by noon on Wednesday, November 3rd.