Alabama Voting Information Through COVID-19

October 07, 2020

Voting Information Through COVID-19

Stay safe while voting. Important dates, links, and information to cast your vote!

During a global pandemic, your health and safety are extremely important. So is your voice in this year’s election. Below is helpful information about voting during COVID-19, so you can decide how you would like to participate in the 2020 election safely and effectively.  

Step 1: Check your voter registration status

Are you registered to vote? Check your voter registration status at the Secretary of State’s website here

Step 2: Register to vote by October 19th if you are not registered.

If you are not registered to vote, click here. You can register to vote the following ways by October 19, 2020:

Step 3: Decide if you want to vote in person or absentee.


  • Find your polling place and hours at the Secretary of State’s website, here
  • Follow the Secretary of State’s voting guidelines by wearing a mask and standing at least six feet apart from those around you. 


If you want to vote absentee, apply for an absentee ballot by October 29 and submit an absentee ballot by November 2, 2020: 

  • If you are voting absentee to prevent COVID-19 infection, the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office instructs you to select the second option as your reason to apply for an absentee ballot: “I have a physical illness or infirmity that prevents my attendance at the polls.” 
  • Submit your completed absentee ballot application and copy of your ID to the address at the top right hand corner of the application by October 29, 2020. 
  • You will then receive the absentee ballot by mail.   
  • Complete and mail your absentee ballot by U.S. mail by November 2, 2020. 
  • Track your absentee ballot here

Have questions or need assistance?

If you have any questions about voting, call the Alabama Secretary of State's Office at 334-242-7200 or go to