Alabama

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary June 3, 2014 State Primary Runoff July 15, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration May 23, 2014 July 3, 2014 October 20, 2014
Ballot Request May 29, 2014 July 10, 2014 October 30, 2014
Ballot Return Postmarked by June 3, 2014 Received by 12 PM, June 10, 2014 Postmarked by July 15, 2014 Received by 12 PM, July 22, 2014 Postmarked by November 4, 2014 Received by 12 PM, November 12, 2014

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. The form can be used to register and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

Yes.

How can I submit my FPCA?

You must mail your FPCA directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for the current calendar year unless you specify an earlier expiration date. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every year.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

You may request an absentee ballot by submitting an FPCA to your county absentee election manager by the applicable deadline.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail only or commercial delivery company service only.

What must I do to use a FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use a FWAB, you must be registered and have previously requested your absentee ballot. You may then use the FWAB if you have concerns about timely submission of your voted absentee ballot. The FWAB may be used to vote for Federal, State and county offices and any proposed constitutional amendments or local referendums.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

No.

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

Your regular ballot or FWAB must be sworn before two witnesses (18 years or older). Since the FWAB form provides space for one witness, place the second witness signature in box Block 9.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

The Secretary of State's office posts on its website www.sos.state.al.us the certified list of candidates participating in elections for Federal and State offices as well as any proposed constitutional amendments.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendums held during the current calendar year.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

Date of birth.

Requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian or Pacific Islander not Native Hawaiian; Black, not of Hispanic origin; Hispanic; Multi-racial; Native Hawaiian; White, not of Hispanic origin; Other.

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 will 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 county elections official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Alabama allows you to receive your blank ballot electronically or by mail. 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.

Block 8

Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you receive your mail now.

Block 9

If you do not wish to receive ballots through the end of the current calendar year, provide an earlier expiration here.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You must mail your FPCA directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

To check the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Alabama's voter registration verification website at http://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/.

Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied.

Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be postmarked no later than the day of the election and received by the local election official by noon seven days after the election.

Voted ballots must be returned by mail or commercial delivery company service.

Voted ballots must be sworn before two witnesses, aged 18 or older.

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Alabama allows you to use Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in all Federal, State and county offices and for proposed constitutional amendments and local referendums. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Alabama does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration block.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle).

Block 4

Date of birth.

Requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian or Pacific Islander not Native Hawaiian; Black, not of Hispanic origin; Hispanic; Multi-racial; Native Hawaiian; White, not of Hispanic origin; other.

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

Not required.

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.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. This form must be sworn to before two witnesses (18 years or older).

Vote your FWAB

Vote for any Federal office in any Federal election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.sos.alabama.gov. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the regular ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted.

Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your local election official.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Autauga Autauga County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 681864
Prattville, AL 36068
Phone: 334-358-6718 Fax: 334-361-3738
Baldwin Baldwin County Election Manager
312 Courthouse Square, Suite 10
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251-937-0280
Barbour Barbour County Circuit Clerk
303 East Broad Street, Room 201
Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone: 334-687-1500 Fax: 334-687-1599
Bibb Bibb County Election Office
PO Box 185
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: 205-625-4121 Fax: 205-926-3132
Blount Blount County Election Office
220 2nd Ave East
Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone: 205-625-4121 Fax: 205-625-4206
Bullock Bullock County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 230
Union Springs, AL 36089-0230
Phone: 334-738-2280 Fax: 334-738-2282
Butler Butler County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 236
Greenville, AL 36037
Phone: 334-382-7166 Fax: 334-382-7488
Calhoun Calhoun County Circuit Clerk
1702 Nobile St., Suite 111
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 256-241-2812 Fax: 256-231-1826
Chambers Chambers County Circuit Clerk
2 Lafayette Street
Lafayette, AL 36862
Phone: 334-864-4348 Fax: 334-864-4368
Cherokee Cherokee County Circuit Clerk
100 Main Street, Room 203
Centre, AL 35960
Phone: 256-927-3637 Fax: 256-927-3444
Chilton Chilton County Election Office
PO Box 1946
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: 205-755-4275 Fax: 205-755-1387
Choctaw Choctaw County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 428
Butler, AL 36904-0428
Phone: 205-459-2155 Fax: 205-459-3218
Clarke Clarke County Election Manager
PO Box 921
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Phone: 251-275-3363
Clay Clay County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 816
Ashland, AL 36251-0814
Phone: 256-354-7926 Fax: 256-354-2249
Clebume Clebume County Circuit Clerk
120 Vickery St, Rm. 202
Heflin, AL 36264
Phone: 256-463-2651 Fax: 256-463-2257
Coffee Coffee County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 427
New Brockton, AL 36351
Phone: 334-894-1100 Fax: 334-393-2047
Colbert Colbert County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 740370
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: 256-314-5854 Fax: 256-386-8505
Conecuh Conecuh County Circuit Clerk
111 Court Street Room 203
Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone: 251-578-7012 Fax: 251-578-7013
Coosa Coosa County Election Office
PO Box 98
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone: 256-377-2678 Fax: 256-377-1599
Covington Covington County Circuit Clerk
County Courthouse
Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: 334-428-2520 Fax: 334-428-2531
Crenshaw Crenshaw County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 263
Luverne, AL 36049
Phone: 334-335-6568 Fax: 334-335-3616
Cullman Cullman County Circuit Clerk
500 Second Ave SW, Suite 303
Cullman, AL 35055-4137
Phone: 256-775-4656 Fax: 256-734-1883
Dale Dale County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1350
Ozark, AL 36361
Phone: 334-774-5003
Dallas Dallas County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 327
Selma, AL 36702
Phone: 334-874-2525 Fax: 334-877-0637
DeKalb DeKalb County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 681149
Fort Payne, AL 35968-1613
Phone: 256-845-8525 Fax: 256-845-8535
Elmore Elmore County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 310
Wetumpka, AL 36093
Phone: 334-514-3129 Fax: 334-567-5957
Escambia Escambia County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 856
Brewton, AL 36427-0856
Phone: 251-867-0225
Etowah Etowah County Circuit Clerk
801 Forrest Avenue, Suite 202
Gadsen, AL 35901
Phone: 256-549-2181 Fax: 256-439-6001
Fayette Fayette County Circuit Clerk
103 1st Ave NW Suite 2
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: 205-932-4510 Fax: 205-932-2697
Franklin Franklin County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 160
Russellville, AL 35653-0160
Phone: 256-332-8861
Geneva Geneva County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 86
Geneva, AL 36340-0086
Phone: 334-684-5620 Fax: 334-684-5605
Greene Greene County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 307
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: 205-372-3598 Fax: 205-372-1510
Hale Hale County Circuit Clerk
1001 Main St. #13
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: 334-624-4334 Fax: 334-624-8064
Henry Henry County Circuit Clerk
101 Court Square, Suite J
Abbeville, AL 36310-2135
Phone: 334-585-2753 Fax: 334-585-5006
Houston Houston County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 6406
Dothan, AL 36302
Phone: 334-671-8764 Fax: 334-377-4806
Jackson Jackson County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 459
Scottsboro, AL 35768-0397
Phone: 256-574-9320 Fax: 256-259-9981
Jefferson - Bessemer Jefferson - Bessemer County Election Office
1851 2nd Ave. N.
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205-497-8510 Fax: 205-481-4169
Jefferson - Birmingham Jefferson - Birmingham County Election Office
716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. N, Room 400
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-325-5355 Fax: 205-352-5362
Lamar Lamar County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 434
Vernon, AL 35592-0434
Phone: 205-695-7193 Fax: 205-695-0046
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 776
Florence, AL 35631
Phone: 256-760-5728 Fax: 256-760-5727
Lawrence Lawrence County Circuit Clerk
14451 Market Street, Suite 300
Moulton, AL 35650
Phone: 256-974-2438 Fax: 256-974-2426
Lee Lee County Circuit Clerk
2311 Gateway Dr. Room 104
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: 334-749-7141 Fax: 334-737-3520
Limestone Limestone County Circuit Clerk
200 Washington Street, W.
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: 256-233-6406 Fax: 256-232-0764
Lowndes Lowndes County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 876
Hayneville, AL 36040-0876
Phone: 334-548-2252 Fax: 334-548-2548
Macon Macon County Circuit Clerk
101 E. Rosa Parks Ave. Suite 300
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Phone: 334-724-2614 Fax: 334-727-6483
Madison Madison County Circuit Clerk
100 Northside Square, Room 217
Huntsville, AL 35801-4800
Phone: 256-532-3390 Fax: 256-532-3768
Marengo Marengo County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 480566
Linden, AL 36748-0566
Phone: 334-295-2224 Fax: 334-295-2092
Marion Marion County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1595
Hamilton, AL 35570
Phone: 205-921-1943 Fax: 205-952-9851
Marshall Marshall County Circuit Clerk
424 Blount Avenue, Suite 201
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: 256-571-7785 Fax: 256-571-7794
Mobile Mobile County Circuit Clerk
205 Government Street, suite C-913
Mobile, AL 36644-2911
Phone: 251-574-5945 Fax: 251-574-8075
Monroe Monroe County Circuit Clerk
65 North Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
Phone: 251-743-2283 Fax: 251-575-5933
Montgomery Montgomery County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1667
Montgomery, AL 36102-1667
Phone: 334-832-1261 Fax: 334-832-7787
Morgan Morgan County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 668
Decatur, AL 35602-0668
Phone: 256-351-4790 Fax: 256-351-4880
Perry Perry County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 505
Marion, AL 36756-0505
Phone: 334-683-6106 Fax: 334-683-2207
Pickens Pickens County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 418
Carrollton, AL 35447-0418
Phone: 205-331-2721 Fax: 205-367-2054
Pike Pike County Circuit Clerk
120 W. Church St.
Troy, AL 36081
Phone: 334-566-5113 Fax: 334-807-5009
Randolph Randolph County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 328
Wedowee, AL 36278-0328
Phone: 256-357-4551 Fax: 256-357-9012
Russell Russell County Circuit Clerk
501 14th St
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: 334-298-0516 Fax: 334-297-6250
Shelby Shelby County Election Office
PO Box 1810
Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: 334-353-1266 Fax: 205-669-3786
St. Clair St. Clair County Circuit Clerk
100 6th Ave, Suite 400
Ashville, AL 35953
Phone: 205-594-2184 Fax: 205-594-2196
Sumter Sumter County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 936
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: 205-652-2291 Fax: 256-480-5291
Talladega Talladega County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 6137
Talladega, AL 35161
Phone: 256-761-2102 Fax: 256-480-5291
Tallapoosa Tallapoosa County Circuit Clerk
125 N. Broadnax Street, Room 132
Dadeville, AL 36853
Phone: 256-825-1098 Fax: 256-827-2026
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk
714 Greensboro Ave. Rm 214
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-349-3870 Fax: 205-464-8588
Walker Walker County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 1389
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: 205-384-7268 Fax: 205-384-7271
Washington Washington County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 548
Chatom, AL 36515-0548
Phone: 251-847-2239
Wilcox Wilcox County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 608
Camden, AL 36726
Phone: 334-682-4126 Fax: 334-682-4025
Winston Winston County Circuit Clerk
PO Box 309
Double Springs, AL 35553-0309
Phone: 205-489-5533 Fax: 205-489-5140