How to Register to Vote in Alabama
This article describes How to Register to Vote in Alabama for United States Elections. Alabama offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Alabama by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. Moreover, you can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
- You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 22. Contact your local election office for information on when and where to register to vote.
- Learn more by visiting the Secretary of State for Alabama or contacting your local election official.
Who can vote in Alabama
- You must be a citizen of the United States
- And be a resident of Alabama and your county at the time of registration
- Should 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 U.S. and the State of Alabama and further disavow any belief or affiliation with any group which advocates the overthrow of the governments of the U.S. or the State of Alabama by unlawful means and that the information contained herein is true, so help me God”
How to register To Vote In Alabama Online
- Alabama offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need an Alabama ID to use Alabama’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have an Alabama-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
- You can register online until Monday, October 22.
How to register To Vote In Alabama By-mail voter registration
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 – ID Number: If you have one, you must provide your Alabama driver’s license number or Alabama non-driver’s identification card number. If you do not have an Alabama driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card, you must provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have not been issued any of these numbers you must write the word “NONE” and a unique identifier will be provided for you.
- Box 7 – Choice of Party: Alabama does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections.
- 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.
- Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Monday, October 22.
How to register To Vote In Alabama – Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Alabama.
Check your voter registration status
- Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
- Register online by Monday, October 22, by mail is Monday, October 22 and in person is Monday, October 22.
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