IMPORTANT VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
While Alabama citizens can register to vote at their local board of registrars, under federal
law they can also fill out and submit voter registration forms at all state and/or county
offices that provide public assistance. In Alabama, public assistance offices, such as
Medicaid, WIC, and DHR, must distribute voter registration forms, provide assistance in
completing the forms if necessary, and accept such forms. These offices must then forward the
forms to the local boards of registrars. These voter registration services are to be offered
to all applicants when applying for public assistance or when recertifying, renewing or
submitting a change of address. Alabamians are not required to register to vote at these
locations and they may decline to do so without affecting their right to receive public
assistance. Alabamians may also fill out and submit a voter registration form when obtaining
or renewing a driver’s license or when applying for a library card at any county library and
many city libraries.
If you are not offered the opportunity to register to vote at any of these offices, please
notify the Secretary of State’s Elections Division. The toll-free number is 1-800-274-8683.