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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Alabama.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

2017 Election Dates & Deadlines

2017 December 12 U.S. Senate Special General -- Date: December 12,2017

Deadlines
November 27, 2017 :Last day to register to vote for general election
December 7, 2017 :Last day to make application for absentee ballot for the general election not less than 5 days before the election.
December 11, 2017 :If delivered by hand, absentee ballot for the general election must be returned to the absentee election manager no later than the close of the last business day next preceeding the election.
December 11, 2017 :Last day to postmark an absentee ballot being returned by mail to the absentee election manager the date prior to the day the election
December 12, 2017 :Last day for military and other UOCAVA voters in the general election to postmark an absentee ballot returned by mail to the Absentee Election Manager.

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Statewide Primary Election -- Date: June 5,2018

Deadlines
June 1, 2018 :If delivered by hand, absentee ballot must be returned to the absentee election manager no later than the close of the next business day preceeding the election.
June 4, 2018 :This is the last day to postmark absentee ballot being returned by mail to the absentee election manager.
June 5, 2018 :This is the last day for military and other UOCAVA voters in the primary to postmark an absentee ballot returned by mail to the absentee election manager.
June 8, 2018 :This is the last day candidates who would be eligible to be placed on primary runoff ballot can decline to have his/her name placed on ballot.
June 12, 2018 :Absentee ballots submitted by UOCAVA voters must be accepted until noon this day. The ballot must have been postmarked no later than election day and meet other absentee ballot requirement to be counted.

Statewide Primary Runoff Election -- Date: July 17,2018

Deadlines
July 2, 2018 :This is the last day to register to vote for the primary runoff election.
July 12, 2018 :This last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the primary runoff election is 5 days before the election.
July 16, 2018 :If delivered by hand, absentee ballot must be returned to the absentee election manager no later than the close of business on the last business day prior to the election.
July 16, 2018 :This is the last day to postmark an absentee ballot being returned by mail to the absentee election manager the day prior to the election.
July 17, 2018 :This is the last day for military and other UOCAVA voters in the primary runoff to postmark an absentee ballot returned by mail to the absentee election manager.

2018 August 28 Municipal Election -- Date: August 28,2018

Deadlines

Statewide General Election -- Date: November 6,2018

Deadlines
October 22, 2018 :This is the last day to register to vote for general election.
November 1, 2018 :The last day to make application for absentee ballot for the general election is not less than 5 days before the election.

2020 Election Dates & Deadlines

2020 November 3 General Election -- Date: November 3,2020

Deadlines

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Note

Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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