Alabama Voting Records

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Yearly voting registers list the persons who were eligible to vote. Male citizens over the age of 21 were eligible to vote. Women will be listed only after 1920. The registers may be available from about 1900. The records sometimes mention the date and court of naturalization. They are arranged by precinct and are not alphabetical. They give the person’s name, age, precinct, post office, and date of birth and include the years the poll tax was paid. Sometimes the record may indicate "deceased," "moved," "gone," or "out of county." The Family History Library has microfilms of many of these county records, sometimes to the 1940s. For example:

Alabama. Probate Court (De Kalb County). Alphabetical List of Registered Voters, 1902–1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (Family History Library film 1672913.) These records are arranged by year, location, and then surname. They include the name of the voter, and usually the age, precinct or ward, and post office. Beginning in 1908, the records usually give the exact date of birth.

Voting registers are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: