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


July 27, 2016 - MONTGOMERY - 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:

  • August 1, 2016 in HENRY COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Headland City Hall, 25 Grove Street, Headland, AL 36345-1746
  • August 2, 2016 in GENEVA COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Hartford City Hall, 203 W. Main Street; Hartford, AL 36344
  • August 3, 2016 in BLOUNT COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Oneonta City Hall, 202 3rd Ave E, Oneonta, AL 35121
  • August 4, 2016  in PICKENS COUNTY at 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Reform City Hall, 104 3rd. Avenue SE, Reform, AL 35481
  • August 8, 2016 in LAMAR COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Millport Town Hall, 920 Black Street, Millport, AL 35576
  • August 8, 2016 in TUSCALOOSA COUNTY at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Family Fun Night, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Pkwy NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • August 9, 2016 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Pike Road Town Hall, 9575 Vaughn Road; Pike Road, AL 36064
  • August 10, 2016 in CONECUH COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Evergreen Depot, 100 Depot Square, Evergreen, AL 36401
  • August 11, 2016 in CLEBURNE COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Ranburne Town Hall, 21383 Main Street, Ranburne, AL
  • August 15, 2016 in TUSCALOOSA COUNTY at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - McDonald Hughes Community Center, 3101 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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.