State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

Alabama Electoral Situation
Absentee ballots require an excuse: yes

Early voting: no

Felons: Alabama disenfranchises all people who are convicted of a crime involving “moral turpitude,” a list which includes all felonies. In 2003, the state passed legislation to streamline the process of restoring voting rights. Individuals seeking to regain their right to vote can now apply for a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote from the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Board is obligated to issue a certificate within 45 days if all requirements are satisfied. The process is generally only available to persons convicted of non-violent offenses. Persons with a conviction for a violent offense and certain other offenses are required to apply for a pardon from the Board of Pardons and Parole.

ID Laws: All voters need: Government-issued photo ID; Employee photo ID; Alabama college, university photo ID technical or professional school photo ID; or a utility bill, bank statement, government paycheck, or paycheck with voter's name and address; Valid ID card (authorized by law) issued by the State of or by any of the other 49 states or issued by the US government; US passport; Alabama hunting or fishing license; Alabama pistol/revolver permit; Valid pilot's license; Valid US military ID; Birth certificate; Social Security card; Naturalization document; Court record of adoption; Court record of name change; Valid Medicaid or Medicare card; Valid electronic benefits transfer card; Government document that shows the name and address of the voter. 

Mandatory poll worker/election official training: no

Paper trail: no

Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: no

Registration deadline: If birthday is during the 10 day period betwee the end of registration and election day, they must fill out a registration form before the end of registration period.Applications must be postmarked or delivered by the eleventh day prior to the election.

Uniform voting system: yes