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Alabama Voter Registration Fact Sheet
Aug 30, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline:  For any election, the last day to register to vote or update your voter registration is the 15th day prior to the election.

Qualifications:  To register to vote in Alabama, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Reside in Alabama;
  • Be at least 18 years old (on or before election day);
  • Have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have rights restored); and
  • Have not been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court.
  • You must have an Alabama driver's license or nondriver identification card to register online. If you do not have one of these, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number on the paper application.

How to Register:  There are several ways to get a voter registration form. 

You can request online ( a mail-in voter registration form to be mailed to you. 

You can complete an Electronic Voter Registration Application online at

In person 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;
  • Board of Registrars located at the county seat in the voter's county of residence;
  • Armed forces recruiting stations;
  • Select Colleges and universities;
  • Probate Judge and License Commissioner offices.

By phone, call the county Board of Registrars or the Elections Division in the Office of the Secretary of State (SOS) at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683).

Where do you return completed voter registration forms?

Return completed forms to the county board of registrars. (

Contact Information for State and Local Agencies:   If you have questions about voter registration in Alabama, contact:

Voter Registration

State Capitol

600 Dexter Ave., Room E-210

Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone: (800) 274-8683 or (334) 242-7210

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