National Voter Registration Act

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) provides for three voter registration programs that were new to the State of Alabama in 1995 when the NVRA was first implemented.

You now have the opportunity of registering to vote at a wider variety of places. On this page, you can learn about motor voter registration, agency-based registration, and postcard registration. You may also request a postcard registration form so you can register to vote.

Motor Voter

The National Voter Registration Act is commonly referred to as the "Motor Voter" because one part of the law allows you to apply to register to vote when you apply for your State of Alabama driver's license or identification card.

You may also apply to register to vote when you renew your State of Alabama driver's license or your identification card. Please check with your local probate office or license commissioner's office for further details.

Agency-Based Voter Registration

Under the National Voter Registration Act, the State of Alabama has also made voter registration available at selected state and local government offices. You may apply to register to vote when you apply for services or recertify for services at any of these offices:

  • Driver's licensing office
  • County and select municipal public libraries
  • Department of Human Resources
  • WIC Program, Department of Public Health
  • Medicaid Agency
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

Postcard Voter Registration

You also may apply voter registration through the mail. For your convenience, Alabama's new postcard voter registration form is available at the following locations:

  • County Board of Registrars
  • Public 4-year universities
  • Select private 4-year universities
  • Driver's licensing office
  • County and select municipal public libraries
  • Department of Human Resources
  • WIC Program, Department of Public Health
  • Medicaid Agency
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services

To apply for voter registration by mail, pick up a postcard voter registration form at any one of these participating locations, fill it out completely, and mail it back to your county's Board of Registrars.

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 into your local voter registration officials. Click here for more information.

You may also request a postcard voter registration from this office by e-mail. When you request a form from us, please be sure to include your name and a complete mailing address. Click here to request a voter registration form.

Voter registration is also available from your local County Board of Registrars. Click here to get the address and phone number of the board of registrars office for your county.

For further information about registering to vote by mail, including information about where you may pick up the postcard application, please call the Secretary of State's toll-free voter hotline at 1-800-274-8683, or contact us. In the Montgomery area, you may dial directly to 334-242-7210.

If you are part of a business or other organization that is interested in providing the postcard voter registration form to your clients, please call the Secretary of State's office for further information.