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Alabama's Got Now | Decidimos: Beyond the Vote

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“The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democracy.”
– John Lewis

About Beyond the Vote

Alabama’s Got Now: Beyond the Vote is the SPLC’s Alabama campaign aimed at providing educational information, resources and tools to help engage and mobilize communities to actively participate in strengthening our democracy. The campaign will bring together community partners dedicated to ensuring that all Alabamians are empowered to bring about long-term transformational change in our state through the ballot box. The goal of the campaign is to increase civic engagement, increase voter turnout, challenge voter suppression measures, build community resiliency against mis/disinformation and ensure representational diversity at the ballot box. Our overarching goal is to help people understand the value of democratic participation and equip them with the tools to fight systemic barriers to voting in Alabama.

When We All Vote

The SPLC’s Alabama state office is excited to partner with When We All Vote to ensure that every eligible voter is registered and ready to vote. When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in every election. Your vote matters! Check your status or to register click here.

Upcoming Community Events

The SPLC’s Alabama state office organizers will partner with grassroots organizations throughout the state to host several key events where we bring communities together around their shared interests and concerns.

Join us in building power to transform communities in Alabama. Sign up today to volunteer with the SPLC.


  • Juneteenth Voter Engagement: Juneteenth stands as a poignant reminder of the profound interconnection between the struggle for racial equality and the fight for voting rights. Amid rampant voter suppression, Black Alabamians continue to work against those barriers. In partnership with community organizations, SPLC’s Alabama office will host voter education drives throughout Alabama. Sign up to volunteer or contact for details.


  • GOTV Alabama Regional Pop-Up Fest: Join our community organizers this summer for our GOTV community pop-up fest in communities across the 2nd Congressional District and Central Alabama. Sign up to volunteer or contact for more information.


  • Alabama’s Got Now Regional Campus Engagement Tours: SPLC’s Alabama State office regional campus tours is a nonpartisan effort to ensure youth are engaged and inspired in the voting process by making sure they register to vote and then vote. Sign up to volunteer or contact for more information.
  • Sept. 17 – National Voter Registration Day: In partnership with When We All Vote, the National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. Join our team, volunteers, and other community organizations in ensuring every eligible voter in Alabama is registered to vote. Sign up to volunteer.


  • Oct. 7-11 – National Voter Education Week: During this week of interactive education, voters have the opportunity to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote, and inspire others to get involved. Sign up to volunteer with our team.


Key Dates

Alabama’s general election is on Nov. 5, 2024.

Oct. 21

Voter registration deadline.

Oct. 29

Last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail.

Oct. 31

Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person.

Nov. 4

Last day for voters to hand-deliver absentee ballot.

Nov. 5

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by noon.

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