Monday is last day to register to vote in Alabama

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Are you ready to vote? Monday is the last day to register to vote in Alabama. November’s mid-term election is just 15 days away.

If you aren’t registered to vote yet, here’s what you need to do:

Alabamians who are at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony or declared “mentally incompetent” by a court may register one of three ways:

  1. Via an electronic voter application through the Alabama Secretary of State’s website here.

  2. By using the Vote for Alabama app. Available here.

  3. Via a mail the application. You may download and print a copy of the form here.

  4. In person at your local Board of Registrars’ office. Office locations can be found here. As well as when you are applying for or renewing a State of Alabama driver’s license or nondriver identification card; at state and local government offices when applying or recertifying for Aid to Dependent Children, SNAP, TANF, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services; at public libraries; and at armed forces recruiting stations.

Not sure if you’re registered? Want to find your polling place? Check here.

Voting absentee

Alabama voters who will be away from their county or residence or otherwise unable to go to the polls have until Nov. 1 to apply for an absentee ballot.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, a voter may cast an absentee ballot if he or she:

  • WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE COUNTY on election day
  • IS ILL OR HAS A PHYSICAL DISABILITY that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • IS A REGISTERED ALABAMA VOTER LIVING OUTSIDE THE COUNTY, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
  • IS AN APPOINTED ELECTION OFFICER OR POLL WATCHER at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place
  • WORKS A REQUIRED SHIFT, 10-HOURS OR MORE, that coincides with polling hours

Nov. 5 is the last day for voters are eligible to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.