Haven’t registered to vote in the Alabama March 3rd primary election? Here are the deadlines.

A voter registration drive in Jefferson County, Alabama. Photo submitted

The deadline to hand deliver your voter registration form to vote in the March 3rd statewide primary election is Friday, February 14th.

If you can’t make it to your county courthouse, you can mail in the voter registration form (it can be accessed – HERE).   It must have a February 15 postmark.

Register Online

The deadline to register online is February 17.

We highly recommend people visit the Secretary of State’s website to get all the details. Here is his site: sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes

Important Primaries

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Voters wait in long lines to cast their vote in the 2016 general election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Via Mother Jones, AP Photo by Butch Dill.

There will be several important primary races in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Alabama’s Democratic primary is part of Super Tuesday – the biggest opportunity for the party’s Presidential candidates to pick up delegates for this summer’s  Milwaukee convention.  Also holding elections on Super Tuesday along with Alabama are the delegate rich states of California and Texas.

For the Republicans, the hotly contested U.S. Senate race tops the ballot, along with some down ballot races, including State Supreme Court.

Locally, there are several judgeships in play for both parties.  AND don’t forget, there is a statewide constitutional amendment to change the State  Board of Education from an elected board to a Governor appointed Senate approved board.

Want  to see a sample ballot?

Access it – HERE for your county.

Bottomline – if you are not registered, you can’t participate and vote!  So now is the time to register!

2020 is an important election year.  Don’t miss out!

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.