Alabama Becomes 30th State to Offer Online Voter Registration

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office has launched its new online voter registration system just in time for the March 1, 2016 Alabama Presidential Primary. This makes Alabama the 30th state, plus the District of Columbia, to offer online voter registration.

Individuals who wish to register to vote in Alabama may either fill out the online registration form or print an application online, both of which would go to county registrar’s offices for final processing. The deadline to register for the Alabama primary is Feb. 15, while the deadline to register for the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 24.

To be eligible to vote in the state of Alabama, a person must:

  • Be a United States citizen living in Alabama;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Not have been convicted of a disqualifying felony; and
  • Not have been declared legally incompetent by a court.