There’s one last way you can still register to vote for the March 3 primary

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With the March 3 primary election just around the corner, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is reminding Alabamians of one final way they can still register to vote in the primary.

Alabamians are elligible to register to vote electronically through midnight February 17.

This would allow them the opportunity to vote in several extremely important elections that will determine their representation at the local, state, and federal level this yaer.

“Voting is fundamental to our representative democracy, which is why the civic participation of all eligible Alabamians is critical to our success as a state. In order for this to happen, however, we need all eligible U.S. citizens that are residents of the State of Alabama to be registered to vote and to have a government-issued photo ID,” encouraged Merrill.

Alabama residents may register to vote by visiting their local board of registrars, on our website “AlabamaVotes.gov,” or on the mobile app “Vote for Alabama.”

Eligible Alabamians can obtain a free voter photo identification card by visiting their local board of registrars, the Office of the Secretary of State, or attending one of the mobile photo ID units in their area. The list of counties that will soon be visited can be found on the state’s website.

“I encourage all eligible residents of Alabama to take the time to register to vote and obtain a photo ID so those who are interested will be able to participate in the electoral process!” added Merrill.

Voter requirements

To submit an application to register to vote, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must live in the State of Alabama.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.
  • You must not be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
  • You must not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of law.