The Voter
Fall 2015 Issue

Published November 25, 2015
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BREAKING NEWS! Nov. 13, 2015

"Alabama agrees with DOJ to comply with motor voter law" via al.com


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.



Get more election information from the AL Secretary of State...

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PHOTO Voter Identification is required to vote.


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:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • „ Valid Alabama Nondriver ID
  • „ Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID Card
  • „ Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
  • „ 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

*IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: Are you unable to go to the polls to vote due to your age (at least 65 years of age) or disability and your polling place is not accessible, and for that reason you qualify to vote absentee? If so, you are not required to include a copy of a photo ID with your absentee ballot. Simply check on your absentee envelope that you are voting absentee due to age or disability. For more information about this exception to the voter photo ID requirement, see pages 11-12 of the Alabama Photo Voter ID Guide.

Where can I get a FREE Alabama Photo Voter ID?
A voter may obtain a free Alabama photo voter ID card at the
following locations:

Here is official information about the law from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office.

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