Valid ID at the Polls
What will be valid at the polls on June 3, 2014? A voter can use any of the following forms of photo ID at the polls starting June 3, 2014:
- Valid Driver's License
- Valid Nondriver ID
- Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID card
- Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
- Valid Federal Issued ID
- Valid US Passport
- Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state
- Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
- Valid Military ID
- Valid Tribal ID
If a voter possesses any of these forms of ID, he/she is not eligible to receive a free Alabama photo voter ID card. The voter must bring one of these photo IDs to the polls on Election Day or place a copy of the ID in absentee ballot materials.
A voter who is required to present valid photo identification but who does not do so will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot as provided for by law. The voter casting a provisional ballot will have until 5:00PM on the Friday after the election to submit valid photo identification, otherwise the ballot will not be counted.
In addition, a voter who does not have a valid photo ID in his or her possession at the polls shall be permitted to vote a regular ballot if the individual is positively identified by two election officials as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote and the election officials sign a sworn affidavit so stating.
What if I do not have any of these forms of ID?
If a voter does not have one of the valid forms of photo ID, then that voter may obtain a free Alabama photo voter ID card or a free nondriver ID for purposes of voting.
Free Nondriver ID
As another option, a voter who does not have any of the acceptable forms of photo ID may obtain a free nondriver ID for purposes of voting.
Voters will have to fill out a form with the Department of Public Safety and sign a form attesting that they do not have one of the valid forms of photo ID.
A voter must comply with all rules set forth by the Department of Public Safety and adhere to those requirements in order to receive the free nondriver ID.