Voter registration in Madison County is governed by the Code of Alabama and the federal National Voter Registration Act (commonly known as “motor voter”).
To register to vote in Madison County, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Reside in Madison County
- Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
- Have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony (or have rights restored)
- Have not been legally declared “mentally incompetent” by a court
Updating Your Registration
A voter should immediately notify the Board of Registrars of any changes, such as a change in name or address. The law requires that any voter whose name or address is not correct on the voter list provide current information before being allowed to vote. The form to update registration information will be available at all polling places on Election Day. If a voter moves to another county within the state, he or she must re-register in the new county of residence.
When to Register
Citizens may register to vote all year, except during the 14 days prior to an election and on Election Day. Voter registration is closed these days so that the voter list can be compiled for the election. Voter registration applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Board of Registrars no later than the registration deadline for an election. To view the registration deadline dates for the upcoming elections click HERE.
Avoid completing and mailing a paper application by clicking HERE. With this link you can register online and have your registration form submitted electronically to the Board of Registrars.
Voter Registration Application
You may download the Voter Registration Application HERE. The form can be printed, filled out, and then mailed to the Board of Registrars at the address listed below. We can also mail you a Voter Registration Application – to have an application mailed to you please click HERE.
Restoration of Voting Rights
An individual who is barred from registering and voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction may request to have his or her voting rights restored by applying for a Certificate of Eligibility. An individual may qualify for a “Certificate of Eligibility” to vote if he or she has fulfilled all terms of the sentence for the disqualifying felony conviction. For further information, contact the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles at (334) 242-8700.
Political Party Registration
Alabama does not have a party registration law. Therefore, a citizen does not have to declare a political party preference when registering to vote.
If you have questions about voter registration or need additional information, please contact the Board of Registrars.
Madison County Board of Registrars
1918 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, Alabama 35801