LWVAL SEES DMV CLOSURES AS THREAT TO VOTING RIGHTS - On Oct. 7, 2015, LWVAL called for state legislation that would suspend the state’s voter photo ID law until the driver’s licensing centers are reopened. LWVAL sent an open letter to Alabama government leaders. View and share the press release and letter.
In order to vote in Alabama you are required to show a valid PHOTO VOTER ID at the polls or, if voting absentee, you are required to include a copy of a valid voter photo ID with your absentee ballot (UNLESS you are voting absentee due to AGE OR DISABILITY and your polling place is not accessible.*) If you do not have valid photo ID, you may get one for free at the Secretary of State's office in Montgomery or at the office of your county Board of Registrars.
Only specific types of photo ID are acceptable for voting. These are the types of acceptable photo ID:
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