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5 important things to do before Election Day in Alabama

Election Day is less than 30 days away. Make sure you're prepared to vote.

With Election Day now less than 30 days away, here is what you need to make sure you've done before heading to the polls.

Register to vote/Check your voter registration status

Registering to vote can be extremely simple. The State of Alabama offers online voter registration to those with an Alabama Driver's License or Non-Driver's Identification Card. 

Click here to find out more information about voter registration or to register to vote online.

If you don't have and Alabama license, you can print out a mail-in voter registration form or request that the State send you one. If you mail in your application, it must be completed and sent, along with your signature, to your county's Board of Registrars. Applications may also be sent to the Secretary of State's Office.

If you think you're already registered, it's still important to double-check. Confirming your voter registration status can easily be done online. All you need is your first and last name and date of birth.

Click here to check your voter registration status.

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Find your polling place if you plan to vote in person

Finding your polling place can also be easily done online. On the same website you used to check voter registration status, you can also search for the polling place which you are assigned to by entering your residential address in the search bar.

Click here to find your polling place

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Request and return your absentee ballot

If you plan on voting by absentee ballot, you must request one by October 29. Once you receive your absentee ballot, you must completely fill it out and return it to your county's election manager. It must either be hand-delivered or postmarked by November 2.

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Make sure you have a valid photo ID

In Alabama, you are required to have a valid photo ID in order to vote. According to the Alabama Secretary of State, the following forms of ID may be used as a valid photo ID:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • Valid Alabama Nondriver ID
  • Valid free Alabama Photo Voter ID card
  • Valid State-issued ID (Including states other than Alabama)
  • Valid Federal-issued ID
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid Employee ID from the Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board or other entity of Alabama
  • Valid Student or Employee ID from a public or private college or university in Alabama, including postgraduate technical or professional schools
  • Valid Student or Employee ID issued by a state institution of higher learning in any other state
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

Check your county's sample ballot so you know what to expect when you go to vote

The WZDX Voter Access Team put together a list of Alabama counties' sample ballots to make it easier for you to find yours. Click here to find your county's sample ballot.

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