John Merrill teams with state Legislature, judges to ensure voter readiness in November

Register to Vote

With the November General Election just six months away, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill is doubling down on his efforts to ensure eligible Alabama citizens are able to vote.

His latest action — asking the members of the state Legislature, as well as all state Probate Judges to provide three separate and specific days of the week, times, and venues in their respective areas where Merrill’s office may hold a drive for voter registration and photo I.D issuance.

The Alabama Secretary of State’s next registration events will be held in:

  • Coosa County
    May 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    West Coosa Senior Center
    47 Coosa County Road 70
    Sylacauga, AL 35151
  • Baldwin County
    May 11, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Elsanor Community Center
    23741 US Highway 90
    Robertsdale, AL 36567
  • Baldwin County
    May 11, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Lillian Community Club
    34148 Widell Avenue
    Lillian, AL 36549
  • Baldwin County
    May 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Harry Roberts Community House
    300 East 16th Avenue
    Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Since June 3, 2014, to participate in an election, a citizen must be registered to vote and present a valid form of photo ID. Forms of photo ID accepted at the polls are any of the following valid documents: driver’s license; Alabama photo voter ID card; state issued ID (any state); federal issued ID; US passport; employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state; student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools); Military ID; or Tribal ID.

To receive a free Alabama photo voter ID card, a citizen must be a registered voter and must not have one of the valid forms of photo ID listed above.

Examples of non-photo ID documents that can be used in applying for a free Alabama photo voter ID card include a birth certificate, marriage record, Social Security Administration document, hospital or nursing home record, Medicare or Medicaid document, or an official school record or transcript.

For information on the site schedule as well as free Alabama voter identification cards, visit or call 1-800-274-VOTE.




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