Interested in voting Nov. 8? Here’s what you need to know

Vote Registration

If you’re interested in voting in the Nov. 8 midterm elections, you must be registered to vote by Oct. 24.

Already registered? You can check your status and polling location right here.

Not yet registered and want to be? As long as you’re a U.S. citizen living in Alabama who is at least 18 as of Nov. 8 and don’t have a disqualifying felony conviction, registration is easy. If you have a driver’s license or a non-driver’s identification card issued by the Alabama Department of Transportation, it’s even easier.

You can register online right here.

If you don’t have a driver’s license or a non-driver’s identification card, you can fill out, print and mail in an application right here.

Need help parsing Alabama’s amendments? Check out our rundown and explanations of what they mean right here.

Absentee voting

If you’re planning on voting absentee in the Nov. 8 General Election, here’s what you need to know.

Important deadlines:

  • Nov. 1: The last day an absentee ballot application can be returned by mail
  • Nov. 3: The last day an absentee ballot application can be returned by hand
  • Nov. 7: The last day you can return an absentee ballot by hand to your Absentee Election Manager
  • Nov. 8: Your mailed absentee ballot must be in the hands of your Absentee Election Manager by noon. That means mailing it with enough time for it to arrive on time.

Want an absentee ballot application?

  • Download one online right here.
    • Fill it out and return it by hand to your Absentee Election Manager before the due date or
    • Mail your application with enough time for it to arrive before the due date
      • Don’t forget to include a copy of your valid photo ID with your application
    • Call the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 334-242-7210 to request an absentee ballot application

Need help finding your Absentee Election Manager? Click right here.

Here’s who’s on the ballots:

Statewide races:

  • Governor
    • (L) James “Jimmy Blake
    • (D) Yolanda Flowers
    • (R) Kay Ivey (incumbent)
  • Lt. Governor
    • (R) Will Ainsworth (incumbent)
    • (L) Ruth Page-Nelson
  • U.S. Senator
    • (D) Will Boyd
    • (R) Katie Britt
    • (I) John Sophocleus
  • Attorney General
    • (D) Wendell Major
    • (R) Steve Marshall
  • Secretary of State
    • (R) Wes Allen
    • (D) Pamela Laffitte
    • (L) Jason “Matt” Shelby
  • State Treasurer
    • (R) Young Boozer
    • (L) Scott Hammond
  • State Auditor
    • (L) Leigh Lachine
    • (R) Andrew Sorrell
  • Commissioner of Agriculture
    • (L) Jason Clark
    • (R) Rick Pate

Constitution of Alabama of 2022

  • Proposing adoption of the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, which is a recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, prepared in accordance with Amendment 1951, arranging the constitution in proper articles, parts, and sections, removing racist language, deleting duplicated and repealed provisions, consolidating provisions regarding economic development, arranging all local amendments by county of application, and making no other changes. (Proposed by Act 2022-111)

Statewide Amendments:

  • Statewide Amendment 1
    • Proposing an amendment to Section 16 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 16 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to create Aniah’s Law, to provide that an individual is entitled to reasonable bail prior to conviction, unless charged with capital murder, murder, kidnapping in the first degree, sexual torture, domestic violence in the first degree, human trafficking in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, arson in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, terrorism when the specified offense is a Class A felony other than murder, and aggravated child abuse of a child under the age of six. (Proposed by Act 2021-201)
  • Statewide Amendment 2:
    • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize the state, a county, or a municipality to grant federal award funds or any other source of funding designated for broadband infrastructure by state law to public or private entities for providing or expanding broadband infrastructure. (Proposed by Act 2022-117)
  • Statewide Amendment 3:
    • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to require the Governor to provide notice to the Attorney General and to the victim’s family prior to granting a reprieve or commutation to a person sentenced to death, and to void the reprieve or commutation if the Governor fails to provide notice. (Proposed by Act 2022-256)
  • Statewide Amendment 4:
    • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; to provide that the implementation date for any bill enacted by the Legislature in a calendar year in which a general election is to be held and relating to the conduct of the general election shall be at least six months before then general election. (Proposed by Act 2021-284)
  • Statewide Amendment 5:
    • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to delete a provision giving the probate court of each county general jurisdiction over orphans’ business. (Proposed by Act 2021-202)
  • Statewide Amendment 6:
    • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, each municipality authorized under Amendment No. 8 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing Section 216.01 of the Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to levy and collect the ad valorem tax pursuant to Amendment No. 8 for the purpose of paying bonds and the interest thereon, and may also levy and collect such ad valorem tax and utilize such funds for capital improvements on a pay-as-you-go basis at a rate not exceeding the rate then lawfully permitted for the municipality to directly pay the costs of public capital improvements, as well as to pay the principal and interest on bonds, warrants, or other securities issued to finance or refinance the costs of the improvements; and the ratify, validate, and confirm the levy and collection of such tax levied and collected for any of these purposes prior to the ratification of this amendment. (Proposed by Act 2021-327)
  • Statewide Amendment 7:
    • Proposing an amendment to revise Amendment 772 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to specify that all counties and municipalities may exercise the authority and powers granted by Amendment 772 to provide for economic and industrial development; to permit notice for Amendment 772 projects to be published in any newspaper in circulation in the county or municipality; and to ratify all actions and agreements of any county or municipality done under Amendment 772 unless subject to pending judicial proceedings on the date of adoption of this amendment. (Proposed by Act 2022-286)
  • Statewide Amendment 8:
    • Relating to Shelby County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of 1901, to bring certain privately owned sewer systems that use public rights-of-way of public roads under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission under certain conditions. (Proposed by Act 2021-199)
  • Statewide Amendment 9:
    • Relating to Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to bring certain privately owned sewer systems that use public rights-of-way of public roads in the city limits of Lake View under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission, beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 21, 2027. (Proposed by Act 2022-228)
  • Statewide Amendment 10:
    • Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize the Code Commissioner, contingent upon the ratification of an official Constitution of Alabama of 2022, to renumber and place constitutional amendments ratified before or on the same day as the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, based on a logical sequence and the particular subject or topic of the amendment, and to provide for the transfer of existing annotations to any section of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to the section as it is numbered or renumbered in the Constitution of Alabama of 2022. (Proposed by Act 2022-177)

Regional Races:

  • U.S. Representative, 4th Congressional District
    • (R) Robert Aderholt
    • (L) Johnny Cochran
    • (D) Rick Neighbors
  • U.S. Representative, 6th Congressional District
    • (D) Andria Chieffo
    • (R) Gary Palmer
  • U.S. Representative, 7th Congressional District
    • (D) Terrycina Sewell (incumbent)
    • (R) Beatrice Nichols
    • (L) Gavin Goodman
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Place 5
    • (D) Anita Kelly
    • (R) Greg Cook
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Place 6
    • (R) Kelli Wise – running unopposed
  • Public Service Commission, Place 1
    • (L) Ron Bishop
    • (R) Jeremy Oden
  • Public Service Commission, Place 2
    • (R) Chip Beeker
    • (L) Laura Lane
  • State Senator, District 21
    • (D) Lisa Ward
    • (R) Gerald Allen
  • State Senator, District 24
    • (D) Bobby Singleton
    • (L) Richard Benderson
  • State Representative, District No. 13
    • (L) Mark Davenport
    • (R) Matt Woods
  • State Representative, District No. 14
    • (R) Timothy (Tim) Wadsworth, unopposed
  • State Representative, District No. 61
    • (L) Damon Pruet
    • (R) Ron Bolton
  • State Representative, District No. 62
    • (D) Brenda T. Cephus
    • (R) Bill Lamb
  • State Representative, District No. 63
    • (D) Samuel Adams
    • (R) Cynthia Lee Almond
  • District Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit
    • (R) Bill Adair – running unopposed

Local Races:

Bibb County:

  • Superintendent, Bibb County Board of Education
    • (I) Steve Morgan
    • (R) Kevin Cotner

Fayette County:

  • Fayette County Commission, District 3
    • (D) Willie Ivey
    • (R) David Hubbert

Greene County:

  • No contested local races

Hale County:

  • Hale County Commission, District 1
    • (D) Ryan Berry
    • (R) Don Wallace

Pickens County:

  • Pickens County Sheriff
    • (I) Ricky Phillips
    • (R) Jordan Powell
  • Pickens County Commission, District 1
    • (D) Richard “Ricky” Richardson
    • (R) Nancy Ray
  • Pickens County Commission, District 3
    • (D) Drew Elmore, unopposed
  • Pickens County Commission, District 4
    • (D) Jerry Fitch
    • (R) Timothy Kilpatrick
    • (I) William Petty
  • Pickens County Commission, District 5
    • (R) Mark Gray
    • (I) Jody McGee
  • Local Amendment 1
    • Relating to Pickens County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize the proceeds of an existing ad valorem tax distributed to volunteer fire departments for fire protection purposes to also be used by a volunteer fire department in the county for emergency medical services. (Proposed by Act 2022-41)

Tuscaloosa County:

  • No local contested races

Walker County:

  • Local Amendment 1
    • Relating to Walker County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that the Judge of Probate of Walker County would be required to be an attorney licensed in this state. (Proposed by Act 2021-159)
  • Superintendent, Walker County Board of Education
    • (R) Dennis R. Willingham, unopposed
  • Walker County Board of Education, District 2:
    • (R) Todd Vick, unopposed
  • Walker County Board of Education, District 4:
    • (R) Lee Ann Headrick, unopposed
  • Walker County Coroner:
    • (R) Joey Vick, unopposed
  • Walker County Sheriff:
    • (R) Nick Smith, unopposed
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