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What kind of ID you need to vote in Alabama?

If you plan to vote in upcoming Alabama elections, make sure you have the right kind of ID. So what forms of photo ID are acceptable? A valid driver’s lic...
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If you plan to vote in upcoming Alabama elections, make sure you have the right kind of ID.

So what forms of photo ID are acceptable? A valid driver’s license (not expired or has been expired LESS than 60 days), valid Alabama Photo Voter ID, valid US Passport and a valid Military ID are just a few options. You can click here to view a full list of acceptable forms of ID.

Approved forms of photo ID are:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
    • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Driver’s License
  •  Valid Alabama Nondriver ID (not expired or has been expired less than 60 days)
    • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Nondriver ID
  • Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID Card
  •  Valid State-Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
    • Examples
      • Valid AL Department of Corrections Release – Temporary ID (Photo Required)     
      • Valid AL Movement/Booking Sheet from Prison/Jail System (Photo Required)
      • Valid Pistol Permit (Photo Required)
  •  Valid Federal-Issued ID
  •  Valid US passport
  •  Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of 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

If you don’t have one of the approved forms of photo ID as stated in the law, you can receive a free Alabama photo voter ID from various locations including the Secretary of State’s Office, local county board of registrars’ offices, a mobile ID location, or by a home visit or group event. Click here for the application.

If you’re required to present valid photo identification but don’t do so, you will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot. If you cast a provisional ballot, you have until 5:00 p.m. the first Friday after the Election to submit a valid form of photo ID to your local Board of Registrars in order to have your ballot counted.

You can also vote without a valid photo ID if you are positively identified by two election officials as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote and the election officials sign a sworn affidavit so stating.

You can visit this website to apply for a free voter ID, as well as visit the Alabama Secretary of State website for a list of all Alabama county’s board of registrar locations.

Election FAQs can also be found here.