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July 14, 2014
Secretary of State Jim Bennett Announces Second Round of Mobile Unit Visits

Secretary of State Jim Bennett announced today that there will be another round of photo voter ID mobile unit visits starting in late July and continuing on into October. This will be in preparation for the November general election. Photo voter ID cards are given to qualified voters free of charge.

"We feel that the first round of visits to each and every county in our state – around 93 stops in all – was successful in reaching out to voters who did not have an acceptable form of photo ID to vote. We would like to keep that success going and help voters who are still in need of a photo ID to receive one prior to the November election," Bennett said.

After reaching out to elections officials in every county in Alabama and an analysis of the numbers of ID’s made in the state, the schedule of counties to re-visit was set.

"We have made almost 3000 photo voter ID’s to date in our state. We also launched a huge media campaign to advertise the fact that voters do now need a photo ID to vote. We believe that the message is being heard; however, we will continue to reiterate it. Some counties recommended that we return to a few more areas and serve the voters there. We are glad to do that and assist the county with this effort," Secretary Bennett explained.

In addition to the mobile unit sites, voters can visit their local Board of Registrars office or the Secretary of State’s office during their weekly hours of operation to receive a free photo voter ID. A voter can also receive a free non-driver ID for purposes of voting at any office that issues non-driver ID cards. A voter can use any of the following forms of photo ID at the polls:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • Valid Alabama 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 student or employee ID issued by a state institution of higher learning in any other state
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

If a voter possesses any of these forms of photo ID, they are 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 photo ID in absentee ballot materials. No voter should ever be turned away for not having a photo ID. If a voter does not have an acceptable photo ID, the voter can vote a regular ballot if he or she is positively identified by two election officials or that voter can vote a provisional ballot. For more information on the process on how to receive a free photo voter ID, voters can call 1-800-274-VOTE or go to

Below is the schedule that will begin July 22 and end in early October.

JULY 22, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – Red Bay Senior Center, 115 5th Avenue SW, Red Bay, 35582

JULY 23, 2014
8 AM – 10 AM – North Courtland Senior Center, 12648 Jessie Jackson Hwy, Courtland, 35618
11 AM – 1 PM – Gattman Park, 1000 Gattman Park Drive, Muscle Shoals, 35661

JULY 28, 2014
9 AM – 3 PM – McDonald-Hughes Community Center, 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tuscaloosa, 35401

AUGUST 11, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – Bessemer Public Library, 400 19th Street North, Bessemer, 35020

AUGUST 12, 2014
9:30 AM – 3 PM – Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, 35216

AUGUST 18, 2014
11 AM – 4 PM – Springville Annex Building, 6327 US Hwy 11, Springville, 35146

AUGUST 19, 2014
9 AM – 2 PM – Altoona Community Center, 3680 Main Street, Altoona, 35952

AUGUST 22, 2014
9 AM – 12 PM – Union Springs City Hall, 212 Prairie St. N, Union Springs, 36089
1 PM – 4 PM – Midway Multipurpose Center, 166 Railroad St, Midway, 36053

10 AM – 3 PM – Elba Recreation Center (Old National Guard Amory), 764 N. Claxton, Elba, 36323

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – LaFayette Pilot Club Library, 198 1st Street SE, LaFayette, 36862

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – Dixons Mills Fire Department, 3846 County Road 6, Dixons Mills, 36736

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – Atmore City Hall, 201 East Louisville, Atmore, 36502

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
9 AM – 12 PM - Packard’s Bend Fire Station, 5701 County Road 49, Lower Peachtree, 36751
1 PM - 4 PM – Vrendenburgh Community Center, 72 Beech St. , Vrendenburgh, 36481

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
11 AM – 4 PM – West Mobile Senior Citizens Center, 3201 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, 36695

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
9 AM – 2 PM - Stockton Civic Building, 54060 Highway 59, Stockton, 36579

OCTOBER 6, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – Ft Deposit Town Hall Banquet Hall, 260 Old Fort Rd, Ft. Deposit, 36032

OCTOBER 7, 2014
10 AM – 3 PM – Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library, 3095 Mobile Hwy, Montgomery, 36108

OCTOBER 8, 2014
9 AM – 12 PM – Beulah Baptist Church, 3703 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Montgomery, 36105
1 PM – 4 PM – St. Johns AME Church, 807 Madison Ave, Montgomery, 36104


For more information, visit Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s Web Site: