ALABAMA Voter ID Information

Registered Alabama voters must show unexpired photo ID at the polls to vote. If you don't bring a valid ID to the polling place but are positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit and you can vote a regular ballot. Otherwise, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you will first complete a Provisional Verification Statement and sign a Sworn Affirmation. You then have until 5:00 PM on the Friday after an election to submit valid photo ID to the county board of registrars.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO ALABAMA VOTER ID RULES

Unexpired Photo ID at the polls:
  • AL Driver's license or Nondriver ID (unexpired or expired less than 60 days)
  • State-Issued ID (AL or any other state)
  • AL Voter ID card
  • Federal-government issued ID including US Passport
  • Employee ID issued by US government or any entity of AL
  • Student or employee ID from AL post-high school institution
  • Student or employee ID from state institution of higher learning in any other state
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
If an eligible voter doesn’t have a valid ID and is positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit so such voter can vote a regular ballot.

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES

STUDENT ID

YES. Student and employee IDs from post-high school institutions.

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