Voter’s Rights and Responsibilities

An in-depth voter guide compiled by the Alabama Secretary of State is available here: 2022 Voter Guide

Voter’s Rights
Each registered voter has the right to:

  1. Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted
  2. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the official closing of the polls
  3. If his or her name does not appear on the voter list, cast a provisional ballot upon approval from the Board of Registrars
  4. Ask for and receive assistance in the process of voting
  5. Receive a replacement ballot if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast
  6. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officials, poll workers, or any other person
  7. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast

Voter’s Responsibilities
Each registered voter should:

  1. Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues
  2. Maintain a current address with the Board of Registrars
  3. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation
  4. Bring proper identification to the polling place – a list of acceptable identification can be found HERE.
  5. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct
  6. Treat precinct workers with courtesy
  7. Respect the privacy of other voters
  8. Report any problems, suspected fraud or violations of election laws using the forms provided at each polling location or by calling (800) 274-VOTE (8683)
  9. Ask questions, if needed
  10. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before feeding the ballot into the tabulator

Failure to perform any of these responsibilities does not prohibit a voter from voting