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Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981
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Location of Alabama
Record Description
Record Type Voter Registration
Collection years 1834-1981
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; multiple county Probate Judges, Alabama

What is in This Collection?

Index and images of county voter registrations and poll tax cards from the state of Alabama, dating from 1834 through 1981. Counties included in this collection:

  • Autauga
  • Barbour
  • Bibb
  • Blount
  • Bullock
  • Butler
  • Calhoun
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Coffee
  • Conecuh
  • Coosa
  • Covington
  • Crenshaw
  • Dale
  • Dekalb
  • Elmore
  • Etowah
  • Fayette
  • Jefferson
  • Lamar
  • Limestone
  • Lowndes
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Mobile
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Perry
  • Pickens
  • Pike
  • Randolph
  • Shelby
  • Sumter
  • Talladega
  • Tallapoosa

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Voter Registrations

  • Name
  • Age
  • Precinct or Ward
  • Post Office
  • Date of Birth
  • Registration number

Tax Poll Records

  • Name
  • Post Office
  • Registered
  • Age
  • First Poll Tax Due
  • Date of Birth
  • Resident of State
  • Beat No.
  • District No.

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