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Absentee Voting


Mail your application
by Oct. 25!

1. Obtain a qualifying, valid photo ID.

Choose one of the following:

  • Free Alabama Photo Voter ID card (click here to get one!)

  • AL driver’s license (not expired or expired for less than 60 days)

  • AL NonDriver ID (not expired or expired for less than 60 days)

  • State-issued ID (AL or any other state) (e.g., pistol permit, booking sheet with photo)

  • Federal-issued ID

  • US Passport

  • Military ID

  • Tribal ID

  • Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state

  • Student or employee ID from a public or private college or university, postgraduate technical college, or professional school in the State of Alabama

  • Student or employee ID issued by a state institution of higher learning in any other state

  • For more information, visit

2. Photocopy your qualifying, valid photo ID.

You will include this in with your application. If you aren't able to do this, come to a voter clinic or contact us!

3. Print or pick up the absentee ballot application.

You can choose to:

  • print an application (links below)

  • pick up an application from the courthouse (Lee County residents can call 334-737-3490.)

  • pick up an application from LWVEA (go to a voter clinic or contact us!)


Lee County residents: click here to see and print your absentee ballot application.


All other AL residents: click here to find your county and corresponding application

4. Complete the absentee ballot application.

In the section labeled "I am applying for an absentee ballot because" anyone may select "I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls." Select this option to cast your absentee vote in order to avoid exposure to COVID-19. (See the image below!)

The address on this form must be same address with which you are registered to vote.


If you need help completing the application, go to a voter clinic or contact us!

Don't forget your signature!

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3. Submit application.

Mail (or hand-deliver*) your application. Only one application may be included in each envelope!

Lee County residents: Mail your application to

Lee County Absentee Election Manager

PO Box 1616

Opelika, AL 36803

Don't forget to affix postage if you are mailing the application.  

(If you cannot afford postage, contact us!)

All other AL residents: click here to find your election manager's address.

*An application may only be hand-delivered by the person whom the application is for.

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