Alabama voter registration guide
Alabama voter registration deadlines
- Register to vote (online): 15 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by 15 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (in person): 15 days before Election Day
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 site.
- 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
- 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.
How to register to vote online in Alabama
You can register to vote online if you have an Alabama driver license or nondriver ID card.
- Visit the Alabama online voter registration site.
- 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 15 days before Election Day.
How to register to vote by-mail in Alabama
- Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
- Your voter registration form must be postmarked by 15 days before Election Day.
How to register to vote in-person in Alabama
- Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
- Bring your Alabama driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and Alabama address. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.
Same day voter registration in Alabama
Registering to vote in Alabama with a felony conviction
Alabama does not automtically restore voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. If you were convicted of crimes of "moral turpitude" such as murder, rape, incest, sexual crimes against children, or treason you will be permanently disenfranchised. For other felonies, you can apply for rights restoration after you've completed prison, parole, probation, and you've paid all fees and fines.
- You cannot vote while incarcerated.
- You cannot vote while on parole.
- You cannot vote while on probation.
- You cannot vote upon completion of your sentence.
- Financial obligations:
- parole fees
- probation fees
- court fees
- restitution fees
- Please visit Restore Your Vote for additional information.
Local election office
Contact your local election office if you have questions.
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