Register to Vote

FAQs About Voter Registration in Alabama

Am I registered to vote?
How do I register to vote?
How can I restore my voting rights?
Tell me more about voting in Alabama.
Where can I go if you haven't answered by questions here?

Am I registered to vote?

Are you currently registered to vote in Alabama? Are you sure? You must re-register if you have moved to another county. If you have moved but remain in the same county, you can update your address when you go to the polls.

IMPORTANT: For your vote to count, you must go to the polling place where you are currently registered to vote even if you have moved.

Check to see if you are registered to vote.


How do I register to vote?

Get a voter registration form online, fill it out, and mail it to your county Board of Registrars.
Pick up a mail-in registration form at your county Probate Judge and License Commissioner office, colleges and universities, public schools, or libraries. A mail-in registration form may also be obtained by calling your county Board of Registrars or the Elections Division in the Office of Secretary of State (SOS) at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683).

Apply to register to vote in person
  • when applying for or renewing a State of Alabama driver’s license or identification card;
  • at state and local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services;
  • at public libraries;
  • at armed forces recruiting stations;
  • at the Board of Registrars located at the county seat in your county of residence


How can I restore my voting rights?

Have your voting rights been removed due to a previous conviction? You may be eligible to have your voting rights restored if you:
  • do not have a conviction for certain crimes of moral turpitude,
  • do not have any pending felony cases,
  • do not owe court ordered monies on disqualifying cases,
  • do not owe any supervision fees, and
  • are not currently under sentence.

Find out more...

  • Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles gives the process for applying for voting rights restoration.
  • LWVAL provides the AL Legislative Act Providing for Restoration of Voting Rights, the AL code providing for restoration of voting rights, and more.


Tell me more about about voter registration in Alabama.

  • Any person may register to vote, provided that he or she:
          is a citizen of the United States;
          resides in Alabama;
          is at least 18 years old on or before election day;
          has not been barred from voting due to a disqualifying felony conviction;
          and has not been declared mentally incompetent by a court.
  • Voter registration applications must be postmarked, hand-delivered to the Board of Registrars, or submitted at a participating agency-based voter registration location no later than 10 days before an election.
  • There is no minimum residency time limit for registration in Alabama. (An applicant may register to vote the same day that he/she moves into the state.)
  • A person does not declare affiliation with a political party when registering to vote.
  • A person must re-register if he/she has moved to another county.
  • A person must fill out a Voter Registration Update Form at the polls If he/she has moved within the county (even down the street!) or has not voted in more than 4 years.


Where can I go if you haven't answered my questions here?

Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at the AL Secretary of State's website.

OR contact...

County Election Officials
Board of Registrars for questions regarding registration • County Clerk for questions regarding absentee ballots
Probate Judge for other election/voting questions
Elections Division of the AL Secretary of State (800-274-8683 or 334-242-7210)
United States Election Assistance Commission
League of Women Voters