> Request Registration/Absentee Ballot > Alabama
The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal elections held through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.
You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to Alabama's voter registration verification website. Even if you are registered to vote, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you.
Block 2: To vote in primary elections, you must enter your
political party affiliation. If you want to change your
political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA
indicating your new party preference to the local election
official. Political party affiliation is not required if only
requesting absentee ballots for general elections.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Requested but not required. Enter the choice that
best describes you from the following list: AI = American
Indian or Alaskan Native; AP = Asian or Pacific Islander
not Native Hawaiian; B = Black, not of Hispanic Origin; H
= Hispanic; M = Multi-racial; NH = Native Hawaiian; W =
White, not of Hispanic Origin; O = Other.
Date of Birth
Your valid Alabama Driver's License number OR the last
four digits of your Social Security number is required for
voter registration. If you do not possess either of these
identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that
will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: Alabama allows you to receive your blank ballot
by mail or electronically. Please rank your preference of
how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide
your email address in Block 5. Please ensure that this email
address does not block or filter emails forwarded from your
county election official.
Block 7: Complete street address of your Alabama voting
residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your
address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block
9. This address must be within the county where you claim
legal voting residence.
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot
sent, usually where you live now.
Block 9: If you do not wish to receive ballots for all Federal
elections through the next two regularly scheduled general
elections, you may request a ballot for each election for
Federal office held in the next election year OR a ballot for
only the next scheduled election for Federal office by
noting your choice here.
Provide any information that may assist your election
official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
You must mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request to your local election official. Find your county or city in the list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder.
Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
* Must be postmarked by 12/17/2013
More Information on Alabama's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Alabama State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
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Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.25.2013