Alabama voter registration deadline is todayBy Jordan LaPorta | 10/23/2016 11:57pm
CW / Jake Stevens
Today is the last chance to register to vote in Alabama for those wishing to participate in the Nov. 8 general election. The voter registration process goes through the Secretary of State’s office and can be competed on paper or online at alabamavotes.gov.
To become a registered voter in Alabama, a person must be 18 years old on or before election day, be a United States citizen, reside in Alabama and have an Alabama driver’s license or Alabama non-driver ID. Those convicted of disqualifying felonies are disbarred from participating in the election, unless they have had their civil rights restored.
Alabama voters are also subject to the state’s voter ID law. Numerous documents, including a valid state driver’s license, meet the requirements of the law. If a citizen does not have one of the valid pre-approved forms of identification, he or she can apply to get one free of charge from the Secretary of State’s office.
In addition to President of the United States, numerous federal positions are up from grabs in the state, including the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Richard Shelby and Alabama’s seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. While ballots in various districts and counties will feature different local races, each ballot in Alabama will include the language of 14 proposed state constitutional amendments that a majority of voters will either approve or strike down.