Alabama

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Federal Election Deadlines

General Election November 3, 2020
Registration Postmarked by October 19, 2020
Ballot Request Received by October 29, 2020
Ballot Return Postmarked by* November 3, 2020

*Postmarked ballots must still be received by the 7th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (Federal Standard Form 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (Federal Standard Form 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your state in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). Keep part of the tracking label to track your absentee ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

What is a runoff election?

A runoff election is an election held if the state requires a candidate to receive a certain percentage of the votes in order to advance to a general election or take public office.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this state?

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on state orders; does my state afford me UOCAVA privileges?

No.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/AbsenteeBallotSearch.do

Does my state have any online tools?

You can see if your state has any online tools available here:
https://www.fvap.gov/alabama

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either an Alabama-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or Alabama-issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Section 5

A. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


B. To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date the form. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either an Alabama-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or Alabama-issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online, you must provide your email address.

Section 5

A. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


B. To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date the form. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You must mail your signed FPCA to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, sign and date the form. Mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your state it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the state absentee ballot by mail or online*.

Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. If you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly, you may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

*Online only if you requested your absentee ballot by email/online and are located outside the territorial limits of the United States. Instructions for this option will be provided when your state absentee ballot is transmitted to you electronically.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a state absentee ballot in order to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, state and local offices, including ballot measures.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either an Alabama-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or Alabama-issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

A. Do not check "Yes" or "No." The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


B. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


C. To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.


This form must have two witness signatures.

Section 7

Sign and date the form.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either an Alabama-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or Alabama-issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

A. Do not check "Yes" or "No." The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


B. You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


C. To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.


This form must have two witness signatures.

Section 7

Sign and date the form.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the "Voter Information" page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed "Official Backup Ballot", do not write on the "Official Ballot" envelope. Insert the sealed "Official Ballot" envelope and the "Voter Information" page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the state absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the state absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the state absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for countySearch Offices

County Mailing Address
Autauga Autauga County Absentee Elections Manager
PO Box 681864
Prattville, AL 36068
Phone: 334-358-6718
Baldwin Baldwin County Circuit Clerk
312 Courthouse Square Ste 10
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251-937-0379
Barbour Barbour County Absentee Elections Manager
303 East Broad Street Room 201
Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone: 334-689-2713
Bibb Bibb County Absentee Elections Manager
35 Court Square East
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: 205-926-3103
Blount Blount County Circuit Clerk
220 2nd Ave East
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone: 205-625-4121
Bullock Bullock County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 230
Union Springs, AL 36089
Phone: 334-738-2280
Butler Butler County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 236
Greenville, AL 36037
Phone: 334-382-3521
Calhoun Calhoun County Absentee Elections Manager
1702 Noble St., Suite 111
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 256-241-2822
Chambers Chambers County Circuit Clerk
2 Lafayette Street S, Ste B-114
Lafayette, AL 36862
Phone: 334-864-4348
Cherokee Cherokee County Circuit Clerk
100 Main Street, Room 203
Centre, AL 35960
Phone: 256-927-3637
Chilton Chilton County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1946
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: 205-755-4275
Choctaw Choctaw County Circuit Clerk
117 S Mulberry St Ste 10
Butler, AL 36904
Phone: 205-459-2155
Clarke Clarke County Circuit Court
PO Box 921
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Phone: 251-275-3363
Clay Clay County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 816
Ashland, AL 36251
Phone: 256-354-7926
Clebume Clebume County Circuit Clerk
120 Vickery Street, Room 202
Heflin, AL 36264
Phone: 256-463-2651
Coffee Coffee County Absentee Elections Manager
PO Box 427
New Brockton, AL 36351
Phone: 334-894-1100
Colbert Colbert County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 740370
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: 256-386-8511
Conecuh Conecuh County Circuit Clerk
111 Court Street Room 203
Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone: 251-578-7012
Coosa Coosa County Judge of Probate
PO Box 218
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone: 256-377-4919 x1
Phone: 256-377-4919 x2
Covington Covington County Circuit Clerk
1-K North Court Square
Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: 334-804-2521
Crenshaw Crenshaw County Absentee Elections Manager
P.O. Box 263
Luverne, AL 36049
Phone: 334-335-6568
Cullman Cullman County Circuit Clerk
500 Second Ave SW, Room 303
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: 256-775-4654
Dale Dale County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1350
Ozark, AL 36361
Phone: 334-774-5006
Dallas Dallas County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1148
Selma, AL 36702
Phone: 334-419-0722
DeKalb DeKalb County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 681149
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Phone: 256-845-8525
Elmore Elmore County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 310
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone: 334-514-3116
Escambia Escambia County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 856
Brewton, AL 36427
Phone: 251-867-0225 x225
Etowah Etowah County Circuit Clerk
801 Forrest Avenue, Suite 202
Gadsen, AL 35901
Phone: 256-549-2181
Fayette Fayette County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 906
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: 205-932-4617
Franklin Franklin County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 160
Russellville, AL 35653
Phone: 256-332-8861
Geneva Geneva County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 86
Geneva, AL 36340
Phone: 334-684-5620
Greene Greene County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 307
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: 205-372-6917
Hale Hale County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 69
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: 334-624-4334
Henry Henry County Circuit Clerk
101 Court Square, Suite J
Abbeville, AL 36310
Phone: 334-585-2753
Houston Houston County Circuit Clerk
PO Drawer 6406
Dothan, AL 36302
Phone: 334-671-8700
Jackson Jackson County Circuit Clerk
102 E Laurel St
Scottsboro, AL 35771
Phone: 256-574-9380
Jefferson - Bessemer Jefferson - Bessemer County Circuit Clerk
1851 2nd Ave. N.
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205-497-8510
Jefferson - Birmingham Jefferson - Birmingham County Circuit Clerk
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N, Room 400
Birmingham, AL 35203-0102
Phone: 205-325-5355
Lamar Lamar County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 434
Vernon, AL 35592
Phone: 205-695-7193
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 795
Florence, AL 35631
Phone: 256-760-5728
Lawrence Lawrence County Circuit Clerk
14451 Market Street, Suite 300
Moulton, AL 35650
Phone: 256-974-2438
Lee Lee County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1616
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: 334-737-3490
Limestone Limestone County Circuit Clerk
200 Washington Street W.
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-216-3875
Lowndes Lowndes County Absentee Elections Manager
PO Box 235
Hayneville, AL 36040
Phone: 334-201-1213
Macon Macon County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 830723
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Phone: 334-724-2614
Madison Madison County Circuit Clerk
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-532-3684
Marengo Marengo County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 480566
Linden, AL 36748
Phone: 334-295-2224
Marion Marion County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1595
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: 205-921-7451
Marshall Marshall County Circuit Clerk
424 Blount Avenue, Suite 201
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: 256-571-7785
Mobile Mobile County Absentee Elections Manager
205 Government Street, Suite 913 North Tower
Mobile, AL 36644
Phone: 251-574-6400
Monroe Monroe County Circuit Clerk
65 North Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
Phone: 251-743-2283
Montgomery Montgomery County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1667
Montgomery, AL 36102
Phone: 334-832-1260
Morgan Morgan County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 668
Decatur, AL 35602
Phone: 256-351-4794
Perry Perry County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 505
Marion, AL 36756
Phone: 334-683-6106
Pickens Pickens County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 418
Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: 205-367-2050
Pike Pike County Circuit Clerk
120 West Church Street
Troy, AL 36081
Phone: 334-566-5113
Randolph Randolph County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 328
Wedowee, AL 36278
Phone: 256-357-4551
Russell Russell County Circuit Clerk
501 14th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: 334-298-0516 x2343
Shelby Shelby County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1810
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: 205-669-3779
St. Clair St. Clair County Circuit Clerk
165 5th Ave Ste 200
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: 205-365-5114
Sumter Sumter County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 936
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: 205-652-2333
Talladega Talladega County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 6137
Talladega, AL 35161
Phone: 256-761-2102 x1208
Tallapoosa Tallapoosa County Circuit Clerk
125 N Broadnax St
Dadeville, AL 36853
Phone: 256-496-3106
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk
714 Greensboro Avenue Rm 214
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-464-8259
Walker Walker County Circuit Clerk
1801 3rd Ave Ste 205
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: 205-384-7025
Washington Washington County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 548
Chatom, AL 36518
Phone: 251-847-2239
Wilcox Wilcox County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 608
Camden, AL 36726
Phone: 334-682-6313
Winston Winston County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 220
Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone: 205-489-5533