Secretary of State John H. Merrill Teams with the Legislature and Probate Judges to Ensure Voter Readiness


In an effort to ensure that eligible Alabama citizens are able to vote, Alabama’s Secretary of State John H. Merrill has asked the members of the Legislature, as well as all Probate Judges to provide three separate and specific days of the week, times, and venues in their areas where the Secretary of State’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:


  • July 18, 2016 in SUMTER COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – York City Hall, 607 2nd Avenue, York, AL 36925


  • July 19, 2016 in TALLAPOOSA COUNTY at 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM – Laurel Heights Youth and Adult Center, 609 Ann Street, Alexander City, AL 35010


  • July 20, 2016 in LOWNDES COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Fort Deposit Town Hall, 260 Old Fort Road West, Fort Deposit, AL 36032


  • July 21, 2016 in FRANKLIN COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Russellville City Hall, 304 N Jackson Avenue, Russellville, AL 35653


  • July 24, 2016 in DALLAS COUNTY at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Brown Chapel AME Church, 410 Martin Luther King Street, Selma, AL 36703


  • July 25, 2016 in PERRY COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Uniontown Public Library, 108 Water Avenue, Uniontown, AL 36786


  • July 26, 2016 in CRENSHAW COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Rutledge Town Hall, 1727 Lee Street, Rutledge, AL 36071


  • July 27, 2016 in LEE COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Smiths Station City Hall – Eastern Standard Time, 2336 Co. Road 430, Smiths Station, AL 36877


  • July 28, 2016 in WASHINGTON COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Millry Town Hall, 105 2nd Avenue, Millry, AL 36558


  • July 30, 2016 in LIMESTONE COUNTY at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Community Leadership Day, Jimmy Gill Park, 333 W Sanderfer Road, Athens, AL 35611


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 include valid: 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.


When applying for the free Alabama photo voter ID, a voter must show: a photo ID document or a non-photo identity document that contains full legal name and date of birth; documentation showing the voter’s date of birth; documentation showing the person is a registered voter; and documentation showing the voter’s name and address as reflected in the voter registration record.  A citizen’s name, address, and voter registration status can be verified by Secretary of State staff, using the statewide voter registration system.


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 more information on the process on how to receive a free voter ID, voters can call 1-800-274-VOTE or go to The mobile site schedule is also posted there.