To register to vote in the State of Alabama you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Reside in Alabama and your county at the time of registration.
- Be 18 years old by Election Day.
- Have not been convicted of a felony (or have had your civil and political rights restored).
- Have not been declared "mentally incompetent" by a court.
Must register to vote at least 10 days before an election. Can select party affiliation at the polls.
Can register to vote in person or obtain a mail-in application from:
- 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
- Public 4-year universities
- Select private 4-year universities
- Armed Forces Recruiting Stations
- Board of Registrars located at the county seat in county of residence
To obtain an absentee ballot, write or visit the local Absentee Election Manager (usually the Circuit Clerk) requesting an absentee ballot with the following information:
- Name and residential address (or other such information in order to verify voter registration)
- Election for which the ballot is requested
- Reason for absence from polls on Election Day
- Party choice, if the election is a party primary
- Address to which the ballot should be mailed
- Voter signature (If a mark is made in place of a signature, it must be witnessed)