Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 19, October 20 online registration

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID required at polling site, if you do not have your ID with you, 2 election officials must attest to your identity, OR you can vote with a provisional ballot and show your ID within 4 days to the board of elections to certify your ballot

Absentee Ballots: An excuse is required to obtain an absentee ballot. See the list of excuses and request your ballot here. An absentee ballot can be requested in person or by writing, and must be return no later than 5 days before the election.

Gender Gaps in Representation

While Alabama is one of only 9 states that currently has a woman governor (Kay Ivey, R), the state ranks 46th for women’s representation in the state legislature.

Alabama Congressional Delegation

Alabama State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Alabama had lower voter turnout than the overall United States turnout for both men and women in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Voter Turnout by Gender

Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size