ALEA and my office are working closely together to identify registered voters in Alabama who have moved and obtained a driver's license or non-driver ID in another state.
By comparing our voter list to the list of states who have signed a memorandum of understanding with Alabama, we can identify individuals who are registered to vote in Alabama but who are also registered to vote in another state.
In comparing the National Change of Address List to the current Alabama voter list, we have identified more than 30,000 active registered voters who have notified the United States Postal Service that they have relocated to an address outside of Alabama (as of 09/18/2023).
This will allow us, for the first time in our State’s history, to identify people who are currently on our voter list who have passed away, regardless of the state in which they died and immediately remove them from our voter rolls.
AVID is a four-prong system that my team and I have spent the last 8 months developing to help us maintain a clean and accurate registered voter list. The four aspects of AVID include a cooperative inter-agency agreement with Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, National Change of Address File, cooperative agreements with other states and analysis of the Social Security Death Index.
If a match occurs, the individual’s record in Alabama’s voter database will be placed in an inactive status in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act. According to federal law, we must wait four years before officially removing those individuals from our voter registration list. However, if an individual presents at an Alabama polling location after being marked as inactive due to NVRA, before being allowed to cast a ballot, they will be required to update their voter registration information. If a match is confirmed on the Social Security Death Index, the voter is immediately removed.
If the match occurs on the Social Security Death Index, the voter is immediately removed. If a match occurs on one of the other three prongs, the voter will receive a postcard mailed to the address we have listed on the Alabama registered voters list. The postcard will notify them that we have received information that they may have moved outside the State. The card instructs them to update their voter registration information at alabamavotes.gov if they still live in Alabama, or to withdraw their voter registration if they no longer reside in our state.
Yes. It is sent and received encrypted and hashed. The data is stored in Alabama and on a server owned by the State of Alabama.