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Alabama voter registration guide

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Alabama voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 19, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 19, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 19, 2020

Check your Alabama voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Alabama registration using the Alabama voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Alabama voter registration rules

To register to vote in Alabama you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Alabama and your county at the time of registration
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent through a competency hearing
  • swear or affirm to “support and defend the Constitution of the US and the State of Alabama and further disavow any belief or affiliation with any group which advocates the overthrow of the governments of the US or the State of Alabama by unlawful means and that the information contained herein is true, so help me God”.

Register to vote online in Alabama

  • You must include your Alabama driver's license number or Alabama state ID number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Alabama online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 19, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Alabama

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Alabama driver’s license number or non-driver ID card number. If you do not have either of these numbers, provide the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: You are required to fill in this box; however, your application will not be rejected if you fail to do so.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 19, 2020

Register to vote in person in Alabama

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. You must provide your Alabama driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of your social security number with your voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Alabama voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Alabama elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Office of the Secretary of State  
P.O. Box 5616  
Montgomery, AL 36103‐5616