The Yellowhammer State

Audemus jura nostra defendere (We dare defend our rights)


In the 2020 election cycle, 305,663 absentee ballots were cast in Alabama. Overall 2,329,114 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 63%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 9 electoral votes with 62% of the popular vote. Alabama has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1980.

Alabama has a bicameral legislature with 35 senators and 70 representatives. The legislature is in session from January to May, and Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2011. Alabama’s governor, Kate Ivey (R), is up for re-election in 2022.