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Alabama voter registration guide

Last updated: June 2, 2020
  • You can register to vote in-person.
  • You can register to vote online in Alabama.
  • Military and overseas voters follow a different process.

Alabama voter registration deadlines

  • In-person: 15 days before Election Day
  • By-mail: Postmarked 15 days before Election Day
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day

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 before any election;
  • not have been convicted of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary (or have had your civil and political rights restored);
  • 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”; and
  • not have been convicted of treason or impeachment. If you have been convicted for murder, rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes, soliciting a child by computer, production of obscene matter, parents or guardians permitting children to engage in obscene matter, possession of obscene matter, or possession with intent to distribute child pornography, you must receive a pardon before voting. If you have been convicted of another felony that is listed as a crime of moral turpitude, you must seek a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote. If you have another felony (such as a DUI), you ARE eligible to vote.

Register to vote online in Alabama

You can register to vote online if you have an Alabama driver's license or state ID card. If not, you can register to vote by mail or in person.

Register to vote by-mail in Alabama

  1. Review the “Voter registration rules” section above and check that you're eligible.
  2. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  3. 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.
  4. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not have to register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  8. Your voter registration form must be postmarked 15 days before Election Day

Double-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.

Need help registering to vote in Alabama?

Your local election office is responsible for running elections in your area. You should contact your local election office if you have questions about registering to vote. Mail your voter registration form to your local election office for faster processing.

State election office

This is the state-wide agency that is ultimately responsible for Alabama elections. You can mail your voter registration form to this address. For faster processing, mail your form to your local election office.

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