Important information on registration and elections



You must register to vote. You knew that. If you haven’t moved or changed your name (for example, by marriage) since you last voted, you’re good to go. Otherwise, you’ll have to provide correct information on the voter list before you can vote. (Check to see if your name is included in Section B). You should do that by re-registering in person with the Board of Registrars at the courthouse by Feb. 12 (or if by mail, postmarked by Feb. 13.) If you forget, and have changed your name, you can do that at your polling place on election day. They’ll have the necessary forms. If you’ve moved, you won’t be able to vote at your new polling place, but you can vote by returning to the polling place for your previous address.

But you shouldn’t forget: if everyone waited until the last minute to correct their information, the waiting-in-line time would bog down the voting process for everyone. If you’ve moved from out of the county or out of state, you must re-register in your new county of residence, and you won’t be able to do that on election day. You must meet the Feb. 12 or Feb. 13 dates given above.

Registration deadlines
• For the March 1 primary election: Feb.
12 (in person), Feb. 13 (postmarked, by mail)
• For the primary runoff, April 12: March
• For the general election, Nov. 8: Oct. 24
Registration requirements
• U.S. citizen
• resident of Alabama
• 18 years of age on or before election
• no felony convictions
• not declared mentally incompetent by a
Where you may register
at the Board of Registrars office in the
basement of the courthouse in Oneonta
• when applying for or renewing your
Alabama driver’s license
• at public libraries
• by mail-in forms available from the
Board of Registrars, the probate office, public libraries, or public schools
• at armed forces recruiting stations
• at state and local offices when applying
for or recertifying for Aid to Dependent
Children, SNAP, TANF, Food Stamps, WIC,
Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services
Offices to be filled in 2016
U.S. Senate
U.S House of Representatives
Alabama Supreme Court
Public Service Commission chairman
Blount County District Attorney
Blount County Commissioner, District 2
Blount County Commissioner, District 4
Blount County Board of Education
Superintendent (unopposed)
Blount County Board of Education, member, District 4 (Locust Fork/Cleveland)
Blount County Board of Education, member, District 5 (Appalachian/Southeastern)