Election Dates

September 7, 2018

Last day to apply for voting rights restoration. 

  • A new law passed in 2017 defined a list of 46 crimes that result in loss of voting rights. If you have not been convicted of one of these crimes, then you do not need restoration because you are still eligible to vote. Learn more about voting rights restoration, who needs it, and how to apply at aclualabama.org/voting-rights-restoration

October 22, 2018

Last day to register for general election. 

November 1, 2018

Last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

  • Find out what circumstances qualify you to vote absentee at alabamavotes.gov. This includes being out of the county, being sick, having a disability that prevents you from travelling to your polling place and/or having a polling place that is not accessible. 
  • Mail or hand deliver your application to your county Absentee Manager by November 5.
  • You can also complete your absentee ballot in person if you will be out of the county on Election Day.

November 6, 2018


  • Polls are open from 7am-7pm. If you are in line when the polls close, stay in line. You have the right to vote.  
  • Look up your polling place before you go. Visit alabamavotes.gov or call the Secretary of State at 1-800-274-8683 for assistance. 
  • CALL 334-420-1748. If you have a complaint about voting on Election Day, call our hotline to leave a message or submit a comment online. This is not intended to offer assistance or legal advice.