How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Alabama

Register By

February 17 (Monday)

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Alabama Primary: March 3, 2020

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Alabama Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Alabama has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by February 17, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, from 7:00AM – 7:00PM. Find your polling place here: https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/Home.do

Download and vote by absentee here: https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/Final%20Absentee%20Application%208-1-2019.pdf

Submission for application for absentee voting ends in person 3/2/2020, but by mail by 2/27/2020.

To deliver your ballot it needs to be postmarked, or delivered by person, by 3/2/2020.

Check out your official Alabama Elections Voter Guide.

Call the Alabama Voter Hotline at: 1-800-274-8683

Check out the official 2020 Alabama Elections Calendar: https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/election-2020/Admin%20Calendar-20190627.pdf

Id Requirement

Alabama voters need to have a specific type of photo identification at the polls in order to vote.

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/photo-voter-id/valid-ids

Voter Workplace Protection

Unpaid 1 hour time off, unless: the hours of work of the employee commence at least two hours after the opening of the polls or end at least one hour prior to the closing of the polls.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Alabama

Alabama has 61 delegates 

  • 34 district
  • 11 at large;
  • 7 Pledged PLEOs
  • 9 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Sen. Doug Jones, Rep. Terri Sewell, Nancy L. Worley, Calvin Wilborn, Charlie Lethate Staten, Janet May, Unzell Kelley, Randy B. Kelley, Clinton M. Daughtrey

Important dates:

File to get on the ballot to become a district delegate: November 8, 2019

Primary and election of District Delegates: March 3, 2020

File to be an At Large Delegate of PLEO: March 20, 2020

State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting: April 4, 2020

Alabama Delegate Selection Plan

District Level Delegate:

  • Get on the ballot and get elected at the March 3, 2020 Primary Election.
  • A district-level delegate may run for election only within the district in which they are registered to vote.
  • By November 8, 2019 at 5 pm file the following with the Alabama Democratic Party state headquarters, 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, or send by certified mail to P.O. Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101:
  • Completed and notarized Declaration of Candidacy
  • Completed Delegate Qualifying Form
  • $50 Qualifying fee by check or money order (this is not required to qualify)
  • Statement of Economic Interests (copy)
  • Congressional District Delegates are selected on March 28, 2020 from the highest vote getters in the March 3, 2020 primary – half male, half female.

At Large Delegate (11) or an Alternate At Large Delegate (4)

  • File a Statement of Candidacy pledging support for Bernie before March 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM  at the State Party Headquarters office 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
  • On April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am the State Party Executive committee in Montgomery, AL
  • selects the At-Large delegates and Alternate delegates.

Pledged PLEO Delegate (7)

You have to qualify to be one of these delegates. Eligible pledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegate positions are filled according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials; state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEOs.

  • File a Statement of Candidacy pledging support for Bernie before March 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM  at the State Party Headquarters office 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
  • On April 4, 2020 at 11 am the State Party Executive committee in Montgomery, AL selects the PLEOs.

Standing Committee and Delegation Chair 

Standing Committee Members (6) 2 on each committee (Credentials, Platform and Rules). The members of the standing committees and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Alabama’s National Convention delegates on April 4, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages 

Convention Pages (2) are selected by the State Democratic Chair in consultation with the members of the Democratic National Committee from the state before April 4, 2020.

Presidential Electors (9)

Presidential Electors to the Electoral College are selected by the Chairperson of the party.  An individual can self nominate and the State Committee members can nominate. Selection occurs at an Executive Board meeting before December 1, 2020. The electors meet on December 14, 2020 to cast their ballot.

Contact the Alabama Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Alabama you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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