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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.

Scheduled Elections In Alabama

DateElection
June 5,2018 Statewide Primary Election
July 17,2018 Statewide Primary Runoff Election
August 28,2018 2018 August 28 Municipal Election
November 6,2018 Statewide General Election
November 3,2020 2020 November 3 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Statewide Primary Election -- Date: June 5,2018
Deadlines
June 1, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: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 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:This is the last day to postmark absentee ballot being returned by mail to the absentee election manager.
June 5, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: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 Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: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 Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: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 Voter Registration Ends:This is the last day to register to vote for the primary runoff election.
July 12, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline:This last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the primary runoff election is 5 days before the election.
July 16, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: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 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: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 Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: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 Voter Registration Ends:This is the last day to register to vote for general election.
November 1, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline: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

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Alabama polling places are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Please note that polling places located in the Eastern Time Zone may be open from 7 AM to 7 PM Eastern Time.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Alabama?

To register to vote in the State of Alabama, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Reside in Alabama
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before election day
  • You cannot be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
  • You must not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law

Voter registration is governed in Alabama by state law and the federal National Voter Registration Act (commonly known as "motor voter"). For information on the National Voter Registration Act and voter registration opportunities under the Act, please click here.

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