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Voter registration is administered by each county’s board of registrars. You should contact the board of registrars in your county if you have moved (so that you can update your voter registration record) or if you have questions about your voter registration status.


Voter Qualifications


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



When to Register to Vote


Citizens may register to vote all year, except during the ten days prior to an election and on election day. Voter registration is closed during the ten days prior to any election and on election day so that the voter list can be compiled for the election. 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 the registration deadline for an election.


Where and How to Register


A citizen may register to vote:



A mail-in registration form may also be obtained by calling the Elmore County Board of Registrars at (334) 567-1150 or the Elections Division in the Office of Secretary of State at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683).


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 to your local voter registration officials.


Political Party Registration


Alabama does not have a party registration law. Therefore, a citizen does not have to declare a political party preference when registering to vote.


Restoration of Voting Rights


An individual who is barred from registering and voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction  may request to have his or her voting rights restored by applying for a Certificate of Eligibility. An individual may qualify for a “Certificate of Eligibility” to vote if he or she has fulfilled all terms of the sentence for the disqualifying felony conviction. For further information, contact the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles at 334-242-8700.


Keep Your Voter Registration Record Up To Date


A voter should immediately notify voter registration officials (board of registrars) of any changes, such as a change in name or address. The law requires that any voter whose name or address is not correct on the voter list must provide current information before being allowed to vote. The form to update registration information will be available at all polling places on election day. If a voter moves to another county within the state, he or she must re-register in the new county of residence.


If you have questions about voter registration in Alabama, you may 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