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Voting in Alabama

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Alabama?

To register to vote in the State of Alabama, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Reside in Alabama
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before election day
  • You cannot be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
  • You must not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law

Voter registration is governed in Alabama by state law and the federal National Voter Registration Act (commonly known as "motor voter"). For information on the National Voter Registration Act and voter registration opportunities under the Act, please click here.

Voter Registration Options in Alabama

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Alabama:

In Person

Yo can mail or hand-deliver your completed voter registration application to your county Board of Registrars office. Voter registration and updating of voter records is closed during the 14 days prior to each election in Alabama.

Click here to get the address and phone number for the board of registrars office in your county

By Mail

You may download the State of Alabama Mail-In Voter Registration Form from here .Then, just print it, fill it out, and mail it in to your local board of registrars. Any individual registering to vote must send the completed application with his/her original signature to the county's Board of Registrars in which he/she resides.

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


Alabama enables residents to register through their online voter registration portal. You may use this application to submit an application for voter registration or to submit an update to your registration information.

Click here to Register Online

    Voting Options in Alabama

    You have the following 2 options to vote in Alabama:

    Voting In Person

    Beginning with the June 3, 2014 primary election, Act 2011-673 requires an Alabama voter to have a specific type of photo identification at the polls in order to vote. A voter who is required to present valid photo identification but who does not do so will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot as provided for by law.

    Click here to Locate Your Polling Place

    Voting By Absentee Ballot

    For statewide elections, absentee ballot applications and completed absentee ballots should be hand delivered or mailed to the Absentee Election Manager for your county. Military and overseas voters may now choose to receive their ballots for Federal offices either electronically or by regular U.S. mail. An absentee ballot returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on election day. If hand-delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (but no later than 5 p.m.) on the day prior to the election.

    Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

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