Voter Registration

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

Qualifications

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 old
  • Have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have rights restored)
  • Have not been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Deadline for Registering to Vote

Voter registration is closed for the ten (10) days before an election.  Beginning with the General Election held on November 4, 2014, voter registration will be closed for the fourteen (14) days before an election. The deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 20, 2014.

Obtaining a Voter Registration Application

You may download the State of Alabama Postcard Voter Registration Application from this site. The form can be printed on your printer, filled out, and then mailed into your local voter registration officials. Click here for more information.

You may also request a postcard voter registration from this office by e-mail. Click here to request a voter registration form.

Voter registration is also available from your local County Board of Registrars. Click here to get the address and phone number for the board of registrars office in your county.

You may also obtain voter registration services at the following state and local government offices and agencies:

  • Driver's licensing office
  • County and select municipal public libraries
  • Department of Human Resources
  • WIC Program, Department of Public Health
  • Medicaid Agency
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

The postcard voter registration form is also available at:

  • Public 4-year universities
  • Select private 4-year universities
  • Driver's licensing office
  • County and select municipal public libraries
  • Department of Human Resources
  • WIC Program, Department of Public Health
  • Medicaid Agency
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

If you have questions about voter registration in Alabama, you may contact us using the information found here. You may also contact the following officials by phone or by mail:

Voter Registration
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue, Room E-210
Montgomery Alabama 36130

Phone: 334-242-7210
FAX: 334-242-2444