Voter Registration Guide by State

BestColleges has compiled the latest voter registration information for each state to help you get out and vote.

Updated June 8, 2022

Edited by Brenna Swanston
Voter Registration Guide by State

College students play a vital role in the United States' democratic process. Many high-profile issues in the upcoming midterm elections will directly impact students, and your vote can make a difference. However, you can't vote if you aren't registered.

The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to curb voting rights across the U.S. have presented some unique challenges to voting in recent years. Life circumstances for college students can also make voting problematic. For example, you may have moved recently to attend school, or you might be unsure of your state residency.

No matter which challenges you may be facing, BestColleges is here to help make sure you vote. Use this guide to double check your voter registration status. And if you're not already registered, you can use our state-by-state guide below to get the process started.

Double Check Your Voter Registration Status

Visit our Student Voting Resources page to access more voter registration tools and information.

How to Register to Vote in Each State

Alabama

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by October 24, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 24, 2022
Online: Received by October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in Alabama if:

  • You will be absent from the county on Election Day.
  • You are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place.
  • You are a registered Alabama voter who is temporarily living outside the county.
  • You are an appointed election officer or poll watcher at a polling place other than your regular polling place.
  • You work a required shift of 10 hours or more that coincides with polling hours.

For more information about voting by mail in Alabama, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Alabama state residents cast votes at polling stations. Voters can locate their nearest polling station using a statewide aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Alabama, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Alabama

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Alabama driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and Alabama address. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Alabama driver's license number or nondriver ID card number. If you do not have either of these numbers, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: You are required to fill in this box. However, your application will not be rejected if you fail to do so.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 15 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Alabama driver license or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Alabama online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 15 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

A person may vote in the state of Alabama if they must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Alabama and your county at the time of registration
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent through a competency hearing
  • swear or affirm to support and defend the Constitution of the U.S. and the State of Alabama and further disavow any belief or affiliation with any group which advocates the overthrow of the governments of the U.S. or the State of Alabama by unlawful means

Residency Requirements

  • All voters in Alabama must be residents of the state.
  • Voters who move across county lines must register to vote in their new county of residence.

Voting in College

Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered at their permanent or home address. You may only be registered to vote in one location.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Alabama are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://www.alabamavotes.gov

Alaska

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: Received by October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Alaska voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Alaska, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Alaska state residents cast votes at designated polling stations. All voters will be required to provide one of the following:

  • Valid voter ID card, driver's license, state ID card, or military ID card
  • Passport, hunting or fishing license
  • Other valid photo identification

The following alternative forms of ID are valid as long as they include the voter's name and Alaska state address:

  • Current utility bill or paycheck
  • Government check or bank statement
  • Other government issued document

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Alaska, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Alaska

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Alaska driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and Alaska address. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Alaska driver's license or Alaska State Identification card number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in the box.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Alaska has a closed primary system. If you do not register for a political party, you will not be able to vote in that party's primary.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Alaska driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Alaska online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 30 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

A person may vote in the state of Alaska if they:

  • Are a citizen of the United States
  • Are a legal resident of Alaska
  • Are 18 years of age or within 90 days of their 18th birthday
  • Are not a convicted felon (unless voting rights have been restored)
  • Are not registered to vote in another state, unless they are willing to cancel registration in the other state

Residency Requirements

  • All voters in Alaska must be residents of the state.
  • Voting residency addresses must be established for at least 30 days before the election date.

Voting in College

Students from Alaska who are studying out of state may register to vote in Alaska elections using their hometown address. They may choose to vote at their designated State of Alaska polling location or by absentee ballot. Students who attend college in Alaska but wish to maintain residency and vote in elections in their home state can contact the corresponding state official for information about absentee voting procedures.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Alaska are run through the State of Alaska Division of Elections. For more information, please visit: www.elections.alaska.gov

Arizona

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by October 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 8, 2022
Online: Received by October 8, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Arizona voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Arizona, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

You must show a current photo ID issued by the state of Arizona or any federal agency, U.S. tribe, or accredited college or university in Arizona. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can show two different items containing your name and address including a utility bill, a bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election, a valid Arizona vehicle registration, an Arizona vehicle insurance card, an Indian census card, a property tax statement, a recorder's certificate, a voter registration card, or any mailing that is labeled as "official election material."

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Arizona, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Arizona

How to Register

In Person:

  • Voters in Arizona may register in person at the County Recorder's Office in their corresponding county of residence.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Arizona driver license or state ID card number. If you don't have one, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are unable to provide any of these numbers, please write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: If you are registered in a political party which has qualified for ballot recognition, you will be permitted to vote the primary election ballot for that party. If you are registered as an independent, no party preference, or a member of a party which is not qualified for ballot recognition, you may select and vote one primary election ballot for one of the recognized political parties.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Arizona driver license, driver permit, or an Arizona state ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division.
  • Visit the Arizona online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 29 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

A person may vote in the state of Arizona if they:

  • Are a citizen of the United States
  • Are a legal resident of Arizona
  • Are 18 years of age or older. A person may register at the age of 17 as long as they turn 18 before or on the election date.
  • Are not a convicted felon (unless voting rights have been restored)
  • Have not been declared 'mentally incompetent' by a court

Residency Requirements

  • All voters in Arizona must be residents of the state.
  • Voting residency addresses must be established for at least 30 days before the election date.

Voting in College

Students from Arizona who attend college outside their home county may vote using a provisional ballot in their school's county. The new address provided on the provisional ballot will automatically update their registration information for future elections, making them ineligible to vote in elections in their home county. Students attending college in Arizona from out of state may register to vote in Arizona elections using their school's county, provided they are not registered to vote in their home state.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Arizona are run through the Secretary of State's Office. For more information, please visit: www.azsos.gov

Arkansas

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in Arkansas if:

  • will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day
  • will be unable to vote in person on Election Day due to illness or physical disability
  • are an Arkansas resident who is living overseas
  • are an active duty member of the military or merchant marine who is stationed away from home, or the spouse or dependent of such a person

For more information about voting by mail in Arkansas, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Arkansas state residents cast votes at local polling stations. They can locate their designated polling center using the Voter View aggregator. Provisional ballots will be provided to those whose names do not appear on precinct voting lists or who are unable to provide an acceptable form of identification.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Arkansas, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Arkansas

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Arkansas driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and Arkansas address. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Arkansas driver's license number or non-operating identification number. If you do not have either of these numbers, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a political party in order to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Arkansas does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

A person may vote in the state of Arkansas if they:

  • are a citizen of the United States
  • are an Arkansas resident
  • are 18 years old by Election Day
  • can not claim the right to vote in any other jurisdiction
  • are not be deemed mentally incompetent by a court

If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your entire sentence (including probation and parole) and paid any fines, fees, or restitution to register to vote. If you are re-registering to vote for the first time after your felony, you must provide proof of completion of your sentence along with a voter registration form.

Residency Requirements

  • If the voter has moved to Arkansas from another state, they must notify the voter registrar in their previous state of residence to request cancellation.
  • If the voter has moved from one county to another within Arkansas, they must cancel their registration in the old county and re-register in their new county of residence.

Voting in College

College students from Arkansas may choose to remain registered at their parents' home address and participate in hometown elections. Alternatively, they may register to vote in the county where their college or university is located. However, both options are not concurrently permitted.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Arkansas are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.arkansas.gov

California

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by October 24, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 24, 2022
Online: Received by October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered California voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in California, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

California voters may cast votes at polling places or by ballot. Polling places are open on election days from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vote-by-mail ballots must be submitted by mail with a postmarked date that matches the Election Day and delivered to the county elections officer no later than three days after the election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in California, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in California

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your California driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your California driver's license or California identification card number. If you do not have these numbers, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: California has a somewhat complicated primary system. If you do not choose a political party, you might not be able to vote in that party's primary election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 15 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a California driver license, driver permit, or a nondriver ID card issued by the DMV.
  • Visit the California online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 15 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in California, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of California
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • not currently be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law.

Residency Requirements

  • California residents who permanently relocate from one county to another county in the state must re-register in the county of their new location.
  • California residents who temporarily relocate to a different county may continue to maintain their original registration and vote in elections in their official county of residence.

Voting in College

College students in California who wish to vote must choose between two options. Either they can remain registered at their parents' home address and participate in hometown elections, or they may register to vote in their school's county and vote in elections there.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in California are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/about-elections-division.

Colorado

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 31, 2022
Online: Received by October 31, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

All Colorado elections are held by mail, so you will automatically receive a mail-in ballot at your registered address.

You can request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be away from home during a specific election.

For more information about voting by mail in Colorado, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

All registered Colorado voters receive ballots mailed to their legal residence. However, those who wish to vote at a county Voter Service and Polling Center may do so. By pursuing this option, they surrender their right to submit a mailed ballot.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in California, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Colorado

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Colorado driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Colorado driver's license number or identification number. If you do not have either of these numbers, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You may register with a party. If you leave this section blank you will not be registered with any party.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked eight days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Colorado driver license, driver permit, ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue, or Social Security number. The system also has a process for if you need to submit a signature.
  • Visit the Colorado online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is eight days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Colorado you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Colorado 22 days prior to Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16). If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election.
  • not be currently incarcerated after being convicted and sentenced for a felony

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Colorado must reside in the state for at least 22 days prior to the election in which they wish to vote.
  • Voters must update their registration information if they permanently relocate to another jurisdiction in the state.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Colorado may register to vote in their school's jurisdiction as long as they have resided in the state for at least 22 days. Students may also maintain registration in their home jurisdiction using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Colorado are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.state.co.us

Connecticut

Registration Deadlines

In Person: Received by November 1, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by November 1, 2022
Online: Received by November 1, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You may vote by absentee ballot in Connecticut if:

  • You will be absent from town during all the hours of voting.
  • You are ill.
  • You have a physical disability which makes it difficult for you to get to the polls.
  • You are active duty within the U.S. military.
  • Your religion forbids nonreligious activity on Election Day.
  • You will be working as a poll worker at a polling place other than your own during all the hours on Election Day.

For more information about voting by mail in Connecticut, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Connecticut can cast ballots in person at polling stations from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on designated election dates. Voters who are disabled and other individuals who are unable or prefer not to visit polling stations in person may choose to vote over the phone.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Connecticut, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Connecticut

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Connecticut driver's license, birth certificate, Social Security card, student ID, state ID card or any ID that shows your name and current address. If you don't have a valid ID, you may also bring a utility bill that has your name, current address and a due date no later than thirty days after the election or, if you are a student, you may bring a registration or fee statement that includes your name and current address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Connecticut Driver's License Number, or if none, the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Connecticut has a closed primary system. You must register with a political party if you wish to vote in that party's primary elections.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked seven days before Election Day

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Connecticut driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card issued by the Connecticut DMV.
  • Visit the Connecticut online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is seven days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Connecticut you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Connecticut and of the town where you want to vote
  • be 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18)
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law
  • if convicted of a felony, have completed confinement and parole. If you have been convicted of an election related crime, you cannot vote until you have completed prison, probation, and parole

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Connecticut must register to vote based on their current legal address.
  • Connecticut residents who relocate to a different jurisdiction in the state must re-register to reflect their new address.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Connecticut may choose to register to vote in their school's jurisdiction. They may also choose to vote in elections using an absentee ballot linked to their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Connecticut are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sots.ct.gov

Delaware

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 15, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 15, 2022
Online: Received by October 15, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You may vote by absentee ballot in Delaware if you:

  • are unable to vote in person due to work obligations (if you are a student, eligible incarcerated people, or are providing care to a parent, spouse, or child you may use this excuse)
  • are sick or physically disabled
  • will be absent from your county during voting periods
  • are restricted from voting in person due to religious beliefs
  • are in public service of the U.S. or the State of Delaware (or are a spouse or dependent thereof)

For more information about voting by mail in Delaware, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Delaware cast their ballots at designated polling centers. These locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Delaware, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Connecticut

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Delaware driver's license number or nonoperating identification number. If you do not either of these numbers, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, please write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 24 days before Election Day

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Delaware driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Delaware online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 24 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Delaware you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a permanent resident of Delaware
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • not be mentally incompetent
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you are eligible to vote as long as you have served your sentence (including parole) and your convictions were not for disqualifying felonies, including: murder and manslaughter (except vehicular homicide), sexual offenses, or crimes against public administration involving bribery or improper influence or abuse of office.

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Delaware must be registered in the jurisdiction of their permanent legal address in order to cast votes in any election.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Delaware may choose to register to vote in their school's district. They may also choose to maintain registration in their home district using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Delaware are run through the Office of the State Election Commissioner. For more information, please visit: https://ivote.de.gov/default.aspx

District of Columbia

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 18, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered D.C. voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in the District of Columbia, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in the District of Columbia cast votes at designated polling stations. Registered voters can search for their nearest polling location using an online aggregator. Early voting centers are available for in-person voters.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in the District of Columbia, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in the District of Columbia

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your D.C. driver's license or ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or federal government or one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Federal law now requires that all voter registration applications must include either the applicant's driver's license number or the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number in order to be processed.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 21 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a D.C. driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the District of Columbia online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in the District of Columbia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a District of Columbia resident at least 30 days preceding the next election
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (if you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election)
  • not have been judged legally incompetent by a court of law
  • not claim the right to vote anywhere outside D.C.

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in the District of Columbia cannot claim registration outside the district

Voting in College

Students attending college in the District of Columbia may register to vote in the district using their school's address as long as they don't maintain registration outside the district. Alternatively, they may cast votes in their home district or county using an absentee ballot linked to their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in the District of Columbia are run through the District of Columbia Board of Elections. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcboe.org/.

Florida

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 10, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 10, 2022
Online: October 10, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Florida voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Florida, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Florida generally cast ballots at designated polling stations. These locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election dates. In-person voters must bring a valid form of ID with their name and photo. Those who cannot do so will be able to vote via provisional ballot. Voters may also request a vote-by-mail form. Early voting options are also available at a location determined by the Supervisor of Elections.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Florida, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Florida

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not either of these numbers, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, write the word "NONE" on the form.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This information is requested but not required.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Florida driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Florida online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 29 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Florida you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a legal resident of both the State of Florida and the county in which you seek to be registered
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other State, or if you have, you must first have your voting rights restored
  • not have been convicted of a sexual crime or murder (If you have been convicted of any other felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole, and paid any fines, fees, or restitution)
  • swear or affirm the following: I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, that I am qualified to register as an elector under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, and that all information in this application is true.

Residency Requirements

  • Florida residents must update their registration information if they relocate to a different county in the state.
  • Those who do not update their registration upon relocation will be required to vote using a provisional ballot.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Florida may register to vote within their school's voting district. They may also choose to maintain registration in their home district or county using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Students attending college in Florida may register to vote within their school's voting district. They may also choose to maintain registration in their home district or county using their parents' address.

Georgia

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 10, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 10, 2022
Online: October 10, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Georgia voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Georgia, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Most voters in Georgia cast ballots in person at a designated polling station. Those who wish to vote in person must present a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID for voting include a driver's license (even if expired), a valid employee photo ID from a federal or state government employer, a valid U.S. passport, a valid U.S. military photo ID, or a valid tribal ID. Any registered voter in Georgia may opt to vote by mail. Applications to request mail-in ballots are available beginning the fourth Monday before any election at county or municipal voting centers.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Georgia, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Georgia

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: You must provide your full GA Driver's License number or GA State issued ID number. If you do not have a GA Driver's License or GA ID you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary, caucus or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This information is requested but not required.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Georgia driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Georgia online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 29 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Georgia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you want to vote
  • be 17 1/2 years old to register and 18 years old on Election Day
  • not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent, unless the disability status has been removed

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Georgia register to vote by county. Any voter who relocates to a different county in the state must update their registration information to vote in their new location. Alternatively, they may postpone re-registering and vote in elections in their previous location for up to 30 days.
  • Those who relocate to a different address within the same county must update their registration information to reflect the new location within 30 days.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Georgia may choose to register to vote in their school's district. Alternatively, they may maintain registration in their home district or county using their parents' address and vote in elections using absentee ballots.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Georgia are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Hawaii

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 29, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

All Hawaii elections are vote by mail. You can still request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be temporarily out of town during a specific election.

For more information about voting by mail in Hawaii, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Hawaii has implemented voting by mail beginning with its 2020 elections. All registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot packet approximately 18 days prior to the election. Voters may return their ballot by mail or in-person at a designated place of deposit.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Hawaii, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Hawaii

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Hawaii driver's license number or Hawaii state ID number. If you do not have either of these, you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Hawaii driver's license or state identification number. If you do not have either number, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, please write NONE on the form.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a political party.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 10 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Hawaii driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Hawaii online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 30 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Hawaii you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • not be adjudicated by a court as non compos mentis.

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Hawaii who relocate to a new address or residence in the state must update their registration information to reflect their new location.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Hawaii may request absentee ballots to be sent to their on-campus residence. Out-of-state students attending school in Hawaii may choose to remain registered at their parents' address and vote in elections for their home county or district. Students from Hawaii who attend college out-of-state or abroad may vote in Hawaii elections via absentee ballot, but they must request an absentee ballot for every home election in which they wish to vote.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Hawaii are run through the State of Hawaii's Office of Elections. For more information, please visit: http://elections.hawaii.gov.

Idaho

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 14, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 14, 2022
Online: October 14, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Idaho voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Idaho, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Most Idaho voters cast ballots at designated polling centers. Registered voters can locate their nearest polling station using an online address aggregator. Curbside voting or vote-from-home options are granted under certain circumstances (such as physical disability or chronic illness). Early voting is available as well. Voters should inquire about dates and locations through their county clerk's office.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Idaho, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Idaho

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your current Idaho driver's license or state ID card issued by the Department of Transportation with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current Idaho address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address. If you are a student you may use a valid student photo ID with a current student fee statement that contains your Idaho address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Idaho driver license number. If you do not have a driver license, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 25 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Idaho driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Idaho online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 25 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Idaho you must:

  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Idaho and in the county for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • not be serving a sentence of imprisonment for a felony. Your voting rights are restored once you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole.

Residency Requirements

  • Those who wish to register to vote in Idaho must reside within the same county for a period of at least 30 days.
  • Any Idaho resident who relocates to a different residence must re-register with their county clerk.

Voting in College

Idaho laws for student voters are stricter than most other states. In order to register to vote within their school's voting precinct, students must declare that they intend to pursue permanent residence within that district. Those who cannot make this declaration must continue to maintain voter registration using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Idaho elections are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.idahovotes.gov.

Illinois

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 23, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 11, 2022
Online: October 23, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Illinois voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Illinois, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Illinois can choose to cast ballots in person or by mail. Those who wish to vote in person on Election Day can search for their designated polling station using an online ZIP code aggregator. Voters who prefer to vote by mail can apply for their Presidential Election ballot beginning on August 10. The application must be received by November 3. Early voting options are available to all Illinois registered voters. They may cast ballots prior to Election Day at their local office of election authority or a designated Early Voting Center.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Illinois, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Illinois

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, vehicle registration card, Social Security or Medicaid card, insurance card, credit or debit card, or any other government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Illinois driver's license number. If you do not have a driver's license, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, please write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Party registration or preference is not required for voter registration. However, when you apply for a primary ballot, you must indicate your party preference for that election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Illinois driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Illinois online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 16 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Illinois you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Illinois and of your election precinct for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (if you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election)
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony
  • not claim the right to vote anywhere else

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Illinois who wish to register must maintain residence in the same precinct for at least 30 days.
  • Those who relocate within the same precinct 27 days or more before the next election may cast a ballot after signing an affidavit.
  • Those who relocate within the same election jurisdiction -- but to a different precinct -- more than 30 days prior to an election are allowed to vote on a grace-period basis. However, they may only vote in federal elections after updating their address.
  • Those who relocate to a different precinct within the state more than 30 days prior to the next election may vote on a grace-period basis or vote in their previous precinct after signing an affidavit.
  • Those who relocate to a different county or municipality "under a board of election commissioners" and do not update their registration may only vote within the precinct of their new address.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Illinois may choose to register to vote in their school's precinct after residing in that precinct for at least 30 days. Illinois allows current students to use their official school ID to register. Students attending college outside their home precinct may maintain registration at their parents' residence and vote using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Illinois are run through the Illinois State Board of Elections. For more information, please visit: www.elections.il.gov.

Indiana

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 23, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 11, 2022
Online: October 23, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote using an absentee ballot in Indiana if you:

  • will be absent from your county on Election Day
  • have a disability
  • are at least 65 years old
  • are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls,
  • will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the 12 hours that the polls are open

For more information about voting by mail in Indiana, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Indiana cast their ballots at designated polling stations. Registered voters can locate their nearest polling location using an online aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Indiana, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Indiana

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Indiana issued driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, enter NONE in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Leave blank
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Illinois driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Indiana online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 29 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Indiana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • not currently be incarcerated for a felony

Residency Requirements

  • Voters may register in the state of Indiana after residing in the same precinct for at least 30 days. An exception to the 30-day minimum is granted to some individuals, including certain military service members.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Indiana may choose to register to vote in their school's precinct after residing there for at least 30 days. Alternatively, those who wish to continue voting in their hometown may maintain registration at their parents' address and vote via absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Indiana are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://indianavoters.in.gov/.

Iowa

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 24, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 24, 2022
Online: October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Iowa voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Iowa, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Most voters in Iowa cast their ballots at polling stations in their designated precinct. Those who wish to locate the nearest polling center can use an online ZIP code aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Iowa, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Iowa

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your valid driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring a photo ID that shows your name, address, and expiration date. This can include a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, an employee ID card, a student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college, or a tribal ID. If your photo ID does not contain your current address you can bring one document that shows your name, address, and is current within 45 days. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Your ID number is your Iowa driver's license number (or Iowa nondriver identification number) if you have one. If not, use the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You may register with a party in advance if you want to take part in that party's primary election. You may change or declare a party affiliation at the polls on primary Election Day.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 15 days before Election Day

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Iowa driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.
  • Visit the Iowa online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 15 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Iowa you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Iowa
  • be 18 years old by Election day (If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election)
  • not currently be judged by a court to be "incompetent to vote"
  • not claim the right to vote in more than one place.

Residency Requirements

  • Iowa voters must maintain legal residence in the state in order to cast ballots in elections. However, those who are "temporarily away from their homes" are still able to vote.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Iowa may maintain registration at a parents' residence if they wish to vote in home precinct elections. Alternatively, they may also register to vote in their school's precinct and participate in local elections.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Iowa are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://sos.iowa.gov.

Kansas

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 18, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Kansas voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Kansas, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Most Kansas voters cast ballots at designated polling locations. Those who wish to find the nearest polling center can use an online address aggregator. Those who register for the first time will also receive a card in the mail denoting their assigned voting location. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election dates. Valid ID will be required for anyone age 64 or younger who plans to vote at a polling center. Any registered voter in Kansas may submit an Application for Advance Ballot by Mail form if they wish to vote from home. These ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on the election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Kansas, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Kansas

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Kansas driver's license number or nondriver's identification card number. If you don't have either of these numbers, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Kansas driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.
  • Visit the Kansas online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Kansas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Kansas
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • have completed the terms of your sentence if convicted of a felony- a person serving a sentence for a felony conviction is ineligible to vote
  • not claim the right to vote in any other location or under any other name
  • not be excluded from voting for mental incompetence by a court of competent jurisdiction

Residency Requirements

  • Registered voters in Kansas who relocate to a different county in the state may update their address by re-registering in the new county or completing a change-of-address form for their driver's license. In either case, their name will be removed from the registered voter list in the previous county.
  • Registered Kansas voters who relocate within the same county should update their address as soon as possible. If they are unable to do so before the registration deadline, then they must vote in person and are required to make the necessary changes at their designated polling center.
  • Voters who move to Kansas 45 days or less before a registration deadline may only vote in presidential contests. In order to do so, they must visit their county election office one day before the election and complete the necessary forms.

Voting in College

College students in Kansas may choose to remain registered as voters in their home precinct using their parents' residence. Alternatively, they may choose to register to vote in elections in their school's precinct.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Kansas are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.voteks.org.

Kentucky

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 10, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 10, 2022
Online: October 10, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by mail in Kentucky if:

  • you are advanced in age, disabled, or ill
  • you are a military personnel or their dependent, or an overseas citizen
  • you are a student who temporarily resides outside the county
  • you are a voter who temporarily resides outside of Kentucky and who maintains eligibility to vote in Kentucky, such as a "snowbird"
  • you are incarcerated, but not yet convicted of a crime
  • you are employed outside of the county all hours the polling place is open.

For more information about voting by mail in Kentucky, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Kentucky cast their ballots at designated polling stations. Those who wish to locate the assigned polling center can search online using their name, date of birth and Social Security number.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Kentucky, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Kentucky

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Your full Social Security number is required. It is used for administrative purposes only and is not released to the public. No person shall be denied the right to register because of failure to include a Social Security number.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 29 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have your Social Security number.
  • Visit the Kentucky online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 29 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

A person may vote in Kentucky if they:

  • Are a citizen of the United States
  • Are a legal Kentucky resident
  • Are 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • Have not been convicted of a felony (unless voting rights have been restored)
  • Have not been judged to be mentally incompetent

Residency Requirements

  • Registered voters in Kentucky who relocate to a different precinct in the state must re-register using their new address.

Voting in College

Students who attend a college or university in Kentucky may register to vote in their school's precinct in order to cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may maintain registration in their home precinct using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Kentucky are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://elect.ky.gov.

Louisiana

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: October 19, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by mail in Louisiana if:

  • you are 65 years or older
  • you are a student or teacher located and living outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof
  • you are a minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy assigned outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof
  • you are or expect to be temporarily outside the state or absent from your parish of registration during the early voting period and on Election Day
  • you moved over 100 miles away from your former residence within 30 days of Election Day
  • you are involuntarily confined or incarcerated in an institution either for mental treatment (must be confined outside of your place of registration and not be judicially declared incompetent) or for a conviction (although you must NOT be serving time for a felony conviction)
  • you expect to be hospitalized on Election Day and did not know until after the early voting period OR you were hospitalized during early voting and expect to be hospitalized on Election Day
  • you are a participant in the Department of State's Address Confidentiality Program

For more information about voting by mail in Louisiana, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Louisiana can cast ballots at the polls from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday election dates and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday election dates. All voters in line by 8 p.m. are guaranteed the right to vote in the election that day. Registered voters can search for polling locations in their assigned parish using an online aggregator. Early voting options are available to all registered Louisiana voters 14-7 days prior to a designated election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Louisiana, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Louisiana

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Louisiana driver's license number or Louisiana special identification card number. If you do not have either of these, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, include a COPY of your ID with this form. Acceptable forms of ID include (a) a copy of a current and valid photo identification; or (b) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Louisiana home address.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Louisiana has closed primaries. If you do not choose a party, you will not be able to vote in that party's primary elections.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This field is optional.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Louisiana driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Louisiana online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 20 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Louisiana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Louisiana at least 20 days prior to the election (if registering through the GeauxVote Online Registration System) OR 30 days (if registering by in-person or mail)
  • be 17 years old to register (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles) and be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not currently be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony (if you are under an order but have not been incarcerated within the last five years, you ARE eligible to vote unless your conviction was for election fraud)
  • not currently be under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence

Residency Requirements

  • Louisiana voting is designated by parish. Registered voters who relocate to a different parish must re-register using their new address if they wish to vote in their new parish.
  • Most Louisiana voters who claim multiple addresses may choose which address to use when registering to vote. The exception is individuals who claim a homestead exemption as one of their addresses. In these cases, the homestead exemption address must be used.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Louisiana may register to vote in their school's parish in order to participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may maintain registration at their parents' address and vote in home parish elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Louisiana are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.la.gov.

Maine

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Maine voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Maine, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Maine may cast their ballots at most designated polling centers on election dates between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (although some locations open as late as 10 a.m.). Voters should check with their local town office or city hall for the address of their assigned polling station.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Maine, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Maine

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Maine driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one document that shows your name and current address or your Social Security number. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck, a residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Maine driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention (unless otherwise permitted by a political party).
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 21 business days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Maine does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Maine you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Maine and the municipality where you want to vote
  • be 17 years old to register and at least 18 to vote. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election.

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Maine must declare residence in order to register to vote in their current address's precinct. The legal definition of 'residence' pertaining to Maine voting laws contains two parts: "the establishment of a fixed and principal home in a given place, and... the intent to return there whenever temporarily absent."
  • The state Registrar of Voters can use one of the following factors to determine whether or not a voting registration applicant has officially established residence:
    • A "direct statement" of intent to reside at a particular address.
    • The address of a temporary dwelling occupied by the applicant.
    • The address where a motor vehicle is registered.
    • The address linked to the applicant's current tax return.
    • The address where mail is received by the applicant.
    • The address linked to the applicant's hunting or fishing license.
    • The address printed on the applicant's driver's license.
    • The applicant's 'eligibility for public benefits' based on their residence

Voting in College

Students attending college in Maine may register to vote in their school's precinct once they have officially established residence there. Alternatively, they may remain registered at their parents' address and vote in home precinct elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Maine are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/.

Maryland

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 18, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Maryland voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Maryland, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Maryland voters can cast ballots at designated polling stations between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on designated election dates. Those who miss the registration deadline may participate in early voting by bringing a valid form of ID to a designated early voting center. Early voting is available from the second Thursday to last Thursday before a scheduled election date, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day the early voting centers are open.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Maryland, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Maryland

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Maryland driver's license or Maryland state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Maine driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention (unless otherwise permitted by a political party).
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 21 business days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Maryland driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.
  • Visit the Maryland online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Maryland you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • be a Maryland resident
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be under guardianship for mental disability
  • not have been convicted of buying or selling votes
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction

Residency Requirements

  • Maryland voters who relocate to a different address must update their registration information. They may input their new address using the Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or by contacting their local board of elections by phone.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Maryland must register in their school's precinct if they wish to vote in local elections. Alternatively, they can maintain registration at their parents' address and vote in home precinct elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Maryland are run through the Maryland State Board of Elections. For more information, please visit: www.elections.state.md.us

Massachusetts

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 19, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 19, 2022
Online: October 19, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You may vote using an absentee ballot in Massachusetts if:

  • you will be away from home on Election Day
  • you have a physical disability preventing you from voting in person
  • you cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs
  • you are a Massachusetts resident residing outside of the United States,
  • you are a voter who has been admitted to the hospital within 1 week of Election Day
  • you are a voter who has been quarantined within 1 week of the election
  • you are incarcerated (but not yet convicted of a crime)
  • you are an active duty military voter

For more information about voting by mail in Massachusetts, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Massachusetts cast ballots at designated polling stations on state election days from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling hours for local elections may vary. Some locations may be open as early as 5:45 a.m. to accommodate high expected voter turnout. Voters can search for their assigned polling place using an online address aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Massachusetts, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Massachusetts

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Massachusetts driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have neither, write "NONE" in the box.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You may register with a party. Members of political parties may vote only in their own party's primary elections. Voters who choose not to enroll in a party and members of political designations or minor parties may vote in the party primary of their choice.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 20 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Massachusetts driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.
  • Visit the Massachusetts online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 20 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Massachusetts you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Massachusetts
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be temporarily or permanently ineligible to vote because of election crimes
  • not be under guardianship with respect to voting
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction

Residency Requirements

  • Voters must update their registration information every time they relocate to a different address.
  • As long as they have not re-registered, a Massachusetts voter may cast ballots in state elections using their previous in-state address for up to six months after moving.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Massachusetts must register in their school's voting precinct in order to vote in local elections. Alternatively, they may maintain registration in their home precinct using their parents' address and vote using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Massachusetts are run through the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office. For more information, please visit: www.sec.state.ma.us.

Michigan

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 24, 2022
Online: October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Michigan voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Michigan, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Michigan voters cast ballots in person at polling centers denoted on their voter identification cards. Anyone who visits a polling center must either provide photo ID or sign an affidavit affirming they are not in possession of photo ID.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Michigan, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Michigan

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Michigan driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Michigan driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, enter "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Not required
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 15 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Michigan driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
  • Visit the Michigan online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 15 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Michigan you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of Michigan and be a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • not be currently incarcerated after being convicted and sentenced

Residency Requirements

  • Michigan voters must update their registration information every time they relocate to a different address.
  • The residence used for voter registration must match the address on the applicant's driver's license. Those who complete change-of-address forms for their driver's license will have their voter registration information automatically updated.

Voting in College

College students may choose to register to vote in their school's voting district. If this is their first time registering, they will be required to visit the polls in person on the first election date. Alternatively, they may opt to remain registered in their home district by using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Michigan are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us.

Minnesota

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any Minnesota resident can request an absentee ballot. If you are not yet registered, you will receive a voter registration form along with your absentee ballot.

For more information about voting by mail in Minnesota, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters who wish to cast ballots in person can use an online search tool to locate their designated polling center.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Minnesota, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Minnesota

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Minnesota driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state, the Federal Government, any approved tribe (must include name, signature, and photo), or from any Minnesota institution of higher education. Additionally, you will need to bring one document that shows your name and current address, including a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, student fee statement, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Minnesota driver's license or state ID number. If you don't have one, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" here.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Leave blank
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 21 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Minnesota driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card. If you don't have a Minnesota ID, you can register to vote using your Social Security number.
  • Visit the Minnesota online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Minnesota you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before Election Day
  • maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if previously convicted of a felony, have completed or been discharged from your sentence
  • not be under a court-ordered guardianship in which the right to vote has been revoked
  • not be found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote

Residency Requirements

  • Minnesota voters must update their registration information every time they relocate to a different address in the state.
  • As an alternative, voters who complete a change-of-address form through the U.S. Postal Service will have their registration address automatically updated.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Minnesota may register to vote in their school's precinct and cast ballots in local elections. Or, if they prefer, they may remain registered using their parents' address and vote in home elections with an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Minnesota are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us.

Mississippi

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in Mississippi if:

  • you will be away from your county on Election Day for any reason
  • you have a temporary or permanent physical disability that renders you unable to vote in person without substantial hardship
  • you are the caretaker for a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • you will be away at school, either as a student, teacher, or administrator and will be unable to vote in person on Election Day
  • you are 65 years of age or older
  • you will be unable to vote in person because you are required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open
  • you are hospitalized, or you are a caring for someone who has been hospitalized
  • you are a member (or spouse or dependent of such a person) of the military, the Merchant Marine, or American Red Cross
  • you are quarantining due to COVID-19

For more information about voting by mail in Mississippi, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Mississippi voters cast ballots in person at designated polling stations. As of 2014, all voters must present a valid form of ID in order to vote. Those who wish to locate their assigned polling station can use an online address aggregator. Exemptions are given to individuals with religious objections to having their picture taken (and thus, receiving a photo ID). Voters who do not present ID will not have their ballots invalidated if they sign a separate affidavit with their Circuit Clerk within five days of the election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Mississippi, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Mississippi

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Mississippi driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" here.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Mississippi does not have party registration. You do not need to register with a political party to vote in a primary election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Mississippi does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Mississippi you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have lived in Mississippi and in your county (and city, if applicable) for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election day (if you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election)
  • have not been convicted of voter fraud, murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking, or larceny under lease or rental agreement, or have had your rights restored as required by law
  • not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court

Residency Requirements

  • Mississippi voters must update their registration information every time they relocate to a different address within the state.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Mississippi must register to vote in their school's precinct if they wish to vote in local elections.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Mississippi are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.ms.gov.

Missouri

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 12, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 12, 2022
Online: October 12, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote using an absentee ballot in Missouri if:

  • You will be away from home on Election Day.
  • You are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability.
  • You are the caretaker for an incapacitated or physically disabled person.
  • You are restricted by religious belief or practice.
  • You will be working at a polling place on Election Day that is not your designated polling place.
  • You are incarcerated but not yet convicted of a crime.
  • You are a participant in the Department of State's Address Confidentiality Program.

For more information about voting by mail in Missouri, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Missouri may cast ballots at polling stations on election dates between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Voters can locate their designated polling location using an online aggregator. Please note that voters must provide valid ID in order to cast votes. An exemption will be granted if two supervising election judges, "one from each major political party" can affirm the voter's identity.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Missouri, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Missouri

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Missouri driver's license number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" here.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 27 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Visit the Missouri online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 27 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Missouri you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Missouri
  • be 17.5 years old (you must be 18 by Election Day to vote)
  • not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged from such probation or parole
  • not be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
  • not be adjudged incapacitated by any court of law
  • not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Missouri who relocate to a different voting district must update their registration information to include their new address.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Montana may register to vote in their school's voting district in order to cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered in their home district using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Missouri are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.mo.gov.

Montana

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Montana voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Montana, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Montana voters who wish to cast ballots in person may do so at designated polling stations. Montana's voter ID laws require all voters to present a valid photo ID or current documentation stating their name and address. Those who are unable to provide acceptable ID at the polls are allowed to fill out a 'Polling Place Elector ID' form or cast a provisional ballot.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Minnesota, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Montana

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Montana driver's license or state ID. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Montana driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, please write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Montana does not require party registration to participate in any election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Montana does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Montana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of Montana and of the county in which you want to vote for at least 30 days before the next election
  • not be in a penal institution for a felony conviction
  • not currently be determined by a court to be of unsound mind
  • meet these qualifications by the next Election Day if you do not currently meet them.

Residency Requirements

  • Voters who wish to register in Montana must reside in the state for at least 30 days prior to the next election.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Montana may register to vote in their school's voting district in order to cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered in their home district using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Montana are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://sos.mt.gov.

Nebraska

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 28, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 21, 2022
Online: October 21, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Nebraska voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Nebraska, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Nebraska who wish to cast ballots in person must do so at their designated polling place on scheduled election dates between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the Central Time Zone and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mountain Time Zone. Those who wish to locate their designated polling location can use an online address aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Nebraska, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Nebraska

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Nebraska driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" here.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 18 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Nebraska driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID.
  • Visit the Nebraska online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 18 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Nebraska you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Nebraska
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by the General Election
  • if convicted of a felony, two years have passed since the sentence was completed (including any parole or probation)
  • not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent
  • not have been convicted of treason, unless you have had your civil rights stored.

Residency Requirements

  • Voters who wish to register to vote in Nebraska must maintain a permanent residence in the state and re-register every time they relocate to a different address.

Voting in College

Students who attend a college or university in Nebraska may register to vote in their school's district and cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may choose to remain registered in their hometown using their parents' address.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Nebraska are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.ne.gov.

Nevada

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 11, 2022
Online: November 3, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Nevada voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Nevada, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Nevada may cast their ballots in person at designated polling stations between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Early voting is available to registered voters throughout the state during the 14-day period prior to any scheduled primary or general election date. All voters at polling stations must present valid photo ID or documentation stating the individual's name and address, such as a bank statement, utility bill, paycheck or credit card statement.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Nevada, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Nevada

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Nevada driver's license or state ID with you. If you do not have either of these, you will not be able to register and vote on the same day. If your ID does not show your current address you will also need to show a valid proof of residence. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, income tax return, motor vehicle registration, property tax statement, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Nevada driver's license number or Nevada ID card number. If you do not have either of these numbers, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write NONE in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a political party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention. If you register as a nonpartisan, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot for the primary election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Nevada driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued photo ID card.
  • Visit the Nevada online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 5 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Nevada you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 17)
  • have continuously resided in the State of Nevada and in your county for at least 30 days and resided in your precinct for at least 10 days before the next election
  • not be incarcerated for a felony
  • not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
  • claim no other place as your legal residence

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Nevada must reside in the state for at least 30 days in order to receive approval for their registration application.

Voting in College

Students attending a college or university in Nevada may register to vote in their school's district and cast ballots in person for local elections. Alternatively, they may opt to remain registered at their parents' address and vote in home district elections with an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Nevada are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://nvsos.gov.

New Hampshire

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 29, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in New Hampshire if:

  • you will be absent from your county on Election Day
  • you cannot appear in public on Election Day because of religious observances
  • you are unable to vote in person due to a disability
  • you cannot appear during the designated polling hours because of employment obligation or childcare.

For more information about voting by mail in New Hampshire, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in New Hampshire cast ballots in person at designated polling centers based on the town or city where their domicile is located. Voters must present valid proof of their name, age, citizenship and address at all polling locations.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in New Hampshire, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in New Hampshire

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your New Hampshire driver's license or state ID card. If you don't have one, bring an acceptable document with your name, age and address OR sign an affidavit.

By Mail:

  • New Hampshire strongly prefers that you register to vote in person.
  • If you cannot register to vote in person, call your local election official and ask them to mail you a New Hampshire Voter Registration Form. This form is not available online.
  • Once you get the New Hampshire voter registration form, fill it out completely and send it back to the address on the form.
  • If you have any questions, please contact your local election official.

Online:

  • New Hampshire does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in New Hampshire you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of New Hampshire and be a resident of the town or city within New Hampshire that you are registering to vote
  • not be incarcerated for a felony

Residency Requirements

  • New Hampshire voters must register to vote at their current domicile, which is defined as the "place, more than any other, where you sleep most nights of the year, or to which you intend to return after a temporary absence."

Voting in College

College students in New Hampshire may register to vote using their current domicile and vote in elections in their school's district. Alternatively, they may remain registered with their parents' domicile and vote in home district elections with an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in New Hampshire are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://sos.nh.gov.

New Jersey

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 18, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered New Jersey voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in New Jersey, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in New Jersey may vote in person at designated polling stations. Those who wish to locate their nearest polling center may use an absentee ballot. Voters may be asked to present valid at their polling location. If they are unable to provide a valid driver's license or other form of photo ID, then they may present a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other form of documentation with their name and New Jersey address. Those who do not provide any identification will be given a provisional ballot, and must present valid ID to their county clerk's office before close of business on the second day after a scheduled election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in New Jersey, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in New Jersey

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your New Jersey driver's license number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" on the form.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party to vote in that party's primaries. If you have never voted in a primary before, you can declare your party affiliation at the polls on Election Day. If you are not a first time voter, you will need to submit a Political Party Declaration Form at least 50 days before the primary election. You cannot use the voter registration form to declare your political party.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 21 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a New Jersey driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card. You can also register to vote using your Social Security number. If you choose this method, you'll be asked to sign the screen or upload a photo of your signature.
  • Visit the New Jersey online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in New Jersey you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of New Jersey, your county and at your address at least 30 days before the next election
  • not be incarcerated for a felony
  • not be declared mentally incompetent by a court.

Residency Requirements

  • New Jersey voters must reside in the same county in-state for 30 days before their registration is approved.

Voting in College

New Jersey college students may register to vote in their school's precinct if they wish to cast ballots in local elections. As an alternative, they may remain registered at their parents' address and vote in home district elections.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in New Jersey are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voting-information.html.

New Mexico

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 4, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 11, 2022
Online: October 11, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered New Mexico voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in New Mexico, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

New Mexico voters cast ballots in person at designated polling centers. Early voting is available at official polling locations for 14 days prior to the scheduled election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in New Mexico, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in New Mexico

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your New Mexico driver's license or state ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division of the Tax and Revenue Department, a valid student photo ID from a New Mexico school along with a current student fee statement that includes your address, or any document that contains your name and address along with a photo ID.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: New Mexico requires you to provide your full Social Security number. Your Social Security number and date of birth will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the public.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a New Mexico driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the New Mexico online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 28 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in New Mexico you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity

If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole.

Residency Requirements

  • New Mexico voters who relocate to a different residence must re-register through their new county clerk's office or the Secretary of State's office.

Voting in College

Students who attend a college or university in New Mexico may choose to register to vote in their school's district and participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered in their home district using their parents' address and vote using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in New Mexico are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.state.nm.us/.

New York

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 14, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 14, 2022
Online: October 14, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered New York voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in New York, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

New York voters who wish to cast ballots in person can locate their designated polling location by using an online address aggregator or contacting their county board of elections office. Most polling centers are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on scheduled election dates. In select counties, these centers will be open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in New York, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in New York

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your NY driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have neither, write "NONE" in this box.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to vote in that party's primary election or caucus.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a New York driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the New York online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 25 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in New York you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of New York and the county, city, or village for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year you register and 18 years old by Election Day to vote (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed prison and parole (if still on parole, your voting rights may have been restored by the governor- check your rights restoration status here: https://publicapps.doccs.ny.gov/ParoleeLookup/default)
  • not currently be judged incompetent by a court
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Residency Requirements

  • New York voters who wish to register must maintain residence in the same city, town or village for at least 30 days before their application will be approved.
  • Registered voters who relocate must submit a change-of-address to their county board of elections office at least 20 days before a general, primary or state election.

Voting in College

Students attending college in New York may register to vote in their school's district after residing at the same address for at least 30 days. Alternatively, they may remain registered with their parents' address and continue voting in home district elections with an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in New York are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.elections.ny.gov.

North Carolina

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 14, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 14, 2022
Online: October 14, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered North Carolina voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in North Carolina, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

North Carolina voters who are not approved to cast an absentee ballot must vote in person at designated polling stations. An online address aggregator allows voters to search for their polling location. Voters must present a valid form of ID in order to cast ballots at the polls.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in North Carolina, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in North Carolina

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your North Carolina driver's license or any photo ID issued by a government agency that contains your name and address. If you don't have one, bring an acceptable document with your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a student photo ID (must be paired with a proof of campus habitation), recent utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter North Carolina driver's license number. If you don't have a driver's license, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" in the box.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party to vote in that party's primary unless that party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in its primary. If you indicate a political party that is not a qualified party, or indicate no party, you will be listed as "Unaffiliated".
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: You are required to fill in this box. However, your application will not be rejected if you fail to do so.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a North Carolina driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the North Carolina online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 25 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in North Carolina you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of North Carolina and the precinct in which you live for at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • be 18 years old by the General Election (you may pre-register if you are 16 years old and if you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election)
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed parole and probation
  • not be registered or vote in any other county or state

Residency Requirements

  • North Carolina voters must reside at the same address for at least 30 days before their registration application can be approved.

Voting in College

College students in North Carolina may register to vote in their school's voting district instead of their parents' if they do not have a "clear intent to return" to return to their original address after graduation. Alternatively, they may maintain registration with their parents' address and vote in home district elections with an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in North Carolina are run through the North Carolina State Board of Elections. For more information, please visit: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Elections

North Dakota

Registration Deadlines

In Person: N/A
By Mail: N/A
Online: N/A

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered North Dakota voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in North Dakota, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in North Dakota who wish to cast ballots in person must do so at their precinct's designated polling center. They may use an online aggregator to search for their polling location by entering their state-issued ID number, date of birth or residential address. Polling hours on election dates vary by precinct. Voters must present a valid ID at polling stations in order to cast their ballots. Additionally, some counties in North Dakota use mail-in ballots. These are mailed to all residents within 40-50 days of a scheduled election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in North Dakota, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in North Dakota

How to Register

Since voter registration is not required in North Dakota, any resident who meets legal criteria and has lived in the same precinct for at least 30 days may vote in any state, primary or general election.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in North Dakota you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years or older on Election Day
  • be a resident of North Dakota
  • be a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days immediately preceding an election
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • be able to provide a North Dakota driver's license, nondriver ID card, or a tribal ID that shows your current North Dakota residential address and your date of birth

Residency Requirements

  • North Dakota voters who relocate to a different precinct in-state may vote in elections in their previous precinct until their identification (i.e., driver's license) has been updated to reflect the change of address.

Voting in College

Since North Dakota does not require voter registration, students attending a college or university in the state can vote in elections in their school's precinct as long as they have maintained residence there for at least 30 days. Alternatively, they may choose to continue voting in elections in their home precinct using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in North Dakota are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://sos.nd.gov.

Ohio

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Ohio voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Ohio, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Ohio may cast their ballots in person at designated polling stations on scheduled election dates between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Those who wish to locate their polling center can use an online search aggregator or contact their local county board of elections. Voters must present a valid form of ID before they are allowed to cast ballots at polling locations. Ohioans may also partake in early in-person voting at the county boards of election. Early voting begins October 12.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Ohio, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Ohio

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Ohio driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party in order to take part in that party's primary election. Party affiliation is established by voting at a primary election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have an Ohio driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the Ohio online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 30 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Ohio you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • be a resident of Ohio for the 30 days before Election Day
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction (if you have been convicted of violating Ohio's election laws three or more times, you must receive a pardon in order to be eligible to vote)
  • not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court

Residency Requirements

  • Ohio voters must register using their permanent residence, which is defined as "the place in which your habitation is fixed and to which, whenever you are absent, you intend to return."
  • Those who do not have a permanent residence in Ohio may register to vote using their temporary address (i.e., a homeless shelter).

Voting in College

Students attending college in Ohio may register to vote in their school's precinct after they have resided there for at least 30 days. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and participate in home precinct elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Ohio are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.state.oh.us.

Oklahoma

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 14, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 14, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Oklahoma voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Oklahoma, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Oklahoma who wish to cast their ballots in person must visit a designated polling center. Those who wish to locate their polling station can use an online address aggregator. Valid ID is required to vote at polling locations. Acceptable forms include any valid ID issued by the state or federal government that features the voter's name and photograph. Early voting is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to any scheduled election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Oklahoma, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Oklahoma

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have one, enter your OK driver's license number instead.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Oklahoma has closed primaries. You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Oklahoma does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Oklahoma you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of Oklahoma
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • have not been convicted of a felony, for which a period of time equal to the original sentence has not expired, or for which you have not been pardoned
  • not currently be under judgment as an incapacitated person, or a partially incapacitated person prohibited from registering to vote

Residency Requirements

  • Oklahoma voters are asked to provide a street address matching their current residence. If a postal address is not available, they may submit directions of coordinates (section, township and range) of their home.

Voting in College

College students in Oklahoma are welcome to register to vote in their school's precinct and vote in local elections. Alternatively, they may choose to remain registered with their parents' address and vote in home precinct elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Oklahoma are run through the Oklahoma State Election Board. For more information, please visit: www.ok.gov/elections.

Oregon

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 18, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

All Oregon elections are held by mail. You can still request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be away from home during a specific election.

For more information about voting by mail in Oregon, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Oregon has adopted a statewide vote-by-mail system, allowing all registered voters to cast their ballots without visiting polling stations. All mailed ballots are sent out two to three weeks prior to scheduled election dates. All ballots must be mailed/postmarked or submitted to a designated drop box by 8 p.m. on the election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Oregon, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Oregon

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Please provide your Oregon driver's license number. If you do not have one, please provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers, write NONE on the form.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Oregon driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the Oregon online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Oregon you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Oregon
  • be 16 years old to register and 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction.

Residency Requirements

  • Oregon voters must update their registration information if they relocate to a new address.

Voting in College

Students attending college in Oregon may register to vote in their school's district and cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered in their home district using their parents' address and vote using absentee ballots.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Oregon are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://sos.oregon.gov.

Pennsylvania

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 24, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 24, 2022
Online: October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Pennsylvania voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Pennsylvania, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Registered voters in Pennsylvania cast ballots in person at designated polling stations, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on scheduled election dates. Those who wish to locate their polling location may use an online address aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Pennsylvania, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Pennsylvania

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your PA driver's license number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This information is requested but not required.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 15 days prior to an election

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Pennsylvania driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card. You can also register to vote using your Social Security number, if you also upload a photo of your signature.
  • Visit the Pennsylvania online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 15 days prior to an election.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Pennsylvania you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States at 30 days before Election Day
  • be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)

Residency Requirements

  • Pennsylvania voters must reside in the same voting district for at least 30 days prior to the next election date in order to register in that district.

Voting in College

Students in Pennsylvania may register to vote in their school's district if they wish to vote in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and vote in home district elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Pennsylvania are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.votespa.com.

Rhode Island

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in Rhode Island if you are unable to vote in person for whatever reason. Examples include:

  • You are unable to vote in person due to illness or physical disability.
  • You will be away at college.
  • You will be at work for the entire time that polls are open.
  • You live overseas.
  • You are an active duty member of the Armed Forces or the Merchant marines (or a spouse or dependent of such a person).

For more information about voting by mail in Rhode Island, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Rhode Island who wish to cast their ballots in person may do so at their designated polling station. Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on scheduled election dates. Those who wish to locate their polling center may use an online address aggregator available through the Rhode Island Voter Information Center. Voters must provide valid ID in order to cast ballots in person.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Rhode Island, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Rhode Island

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Rhode Island driver's license. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, please write "NONE" in the box.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a political party if you wish to vote in that party's primary. You do not need to choose a party now, however: you can register with the party on Election Day at your polling place.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Rhode Island driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the Rhode Island online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 30 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Rhode Island you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Rhode Island for the 30 days before Election Day
  • be 16 years old to register and 18 years old to vote
  • not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
  • not have been lawfully judged to be mentally incompetent

Residency Requirements

  • Rhode Island voters must re-register whenever they relocate to a different residential address.

Voting in College

College students in Rhode Island may choose to remain registered on their parents' address and vote in home district elections using an absentee ballot. Alternatively, students who wish to vote in local elections must register in their school's district.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Rhode Island are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://sos.ri.gov.

South Carolina

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in South Carolina if:

  • You are physically disabled.
  • You are away at school.
  • You are unable to vote on Election Day due to work, illness, or a death in the family.
  • You will be outside of your county on Election Day.
  • You will be serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day.
  • You are 65 years of age or older, or.
  • You are unable to vote at polling locations due to religious observances (presidential primaries only).
  • You are a member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, American Red Cross, or the spouse or dependent of someone who is.

For more information about voting by mail in South Carolina, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

South Carolina voters cast ballots in person at designated polling locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on scheduled election dates. South Carolina voters can locate their polling place using the state's Voter Information Request tool. Voters must provide a valid driver's license, state-issued ID, passport, military ID or South Carolina voter registration card in order to receive their ballot at the polls.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in South Carolina, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in South Carolina

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: South Carolina requires you to provide your full Social Security number. This is for internal purposes only. Your Social Security number will not appear on any public record and will not be released to any unauthorized individual.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not have to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This information is required, but your voter registration form will not be rejected if you leave this blank.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a South Carolina driver license, driver permit, or photo ID card issued by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Visit the South Carolina online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 30 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in South Carolina you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of South Carolina, and live in the county and precinct where you are registering
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • never have been convicted of a felony or offense against Election Day laws, or if previously convicted, have served your entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent

Residency Requirements

  • South Carolina voters must re-register whenever they relocate to a different residential address.
  • The state's 'Failsafe Voting' system was created to assist voters who move to a different address after registration deadlines have passed.
  • Those who move to a different address in the same precinct may vote on full ballots after completing a change-of-address form.
  • Those who move to a different precinct in South Carolina may vote on full ballots after completing a change-of-address form or may vote on a limited ballot in their previous precinct.
  • Those who have moved to South Carolina less than 30 days before the next election may vote on full ballots after completing a change-of-address form or may vote on a limited ballot in their previous precinct.
  • Failsafe Voting does not apply to voters who have lived in their current municipality for fewer than 30 days before the next election. These individuals will not be allowed to vote on local municipal issues.

Voting in College

College students in South Carolina may register to vote in their school's precinct and participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered in their home precinct on their parents' address and vote using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in South Carolina are run through the South Carolina State Election Commission. For more information, please visit: www.scvotes.org.

South Dakota

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 24, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered South Dakota voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in South Dakota, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in South Dakota may cast their ballots in person at designated polling stations. Those who wish to locate their polling center may search online using their name and date of birth.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in South Dakota, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in South Dakota

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Your SD driver's license number is requested. If you do not have a valid driver's license, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 15 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • South Dakota does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in South Dakota you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • reside in South Dakota
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
  • not have been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in South Dakota must register to vote using their in-state residence. Under state law, a residence is defined as "the place in which a person has fixed his or her habitation and to which the person, whenever absent, intends to return".
  • South Dakota residents who relocate to a different state or territory will relinquish their rights to vote in South Dakota until they return and re-establish a permanent address.

Voting in College

College students may register to vote in their school's precinct and participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered in their home precinct using their parents' address and vote using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in South Dakota are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://sdsos.gov.

Tennessee

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022
Online: October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote by absentee ballot in Tennessee if:

  • You are 60 years of age or older.
  • You will be outside of your county during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
  • You are a full time student outside of your county.
  • You reside in a nursing home or living facility outside of your county.
  • You serve as an Election Day official.
  • You will be unable to vote in person due to jury duty.
  • You have a physical disability and are unable to vote in person.
  • You are a member of the military or an overseas citizen.
  • You are on the permanent absentee list.

For more information about voting by mail in Tennessee, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Tennessee may cast ballots in person at their designated polling location. Those who wish to locate their polling center may look up the address using an online aggregator and/or a smartphone app. Voters who wish to vote in person must present a valid form of photo ID that was issued by the state or federal government. Student IDs are not allowed for in person voting. Early voting opportunities are available at county election commission offices and other designated locations 20-5 days prior to a scheduled election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Tennessee, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Tennessee

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Your full Social Security number is required in order to register to vote in Tennessee.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Optional.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Tennessee driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued photo ID card.
  • Visit the Tennessee online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 30 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Tennessee you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Tennessee
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction (or have been restored to legal capacity)

Residency Requirements

  • Tennessee voters must register using their permanent residential address. Under state law, a residence is defined as "the place where the person's habitation is fixed and is where, during periods of absence, the person definitely intends to return." The place where a voter's spouse and children live is presumed to be their residence unless special circumstances apply.

Voting in College

Students attending a college or university in Tennessee may register to vote in their school's district and cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered at their parents' address and participate in home district elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Tennessee are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://sos.tn.gov.

Texas

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 9, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You can vote using an absentee ballot in Texas if:

  • You are 65 years or older.
  • You are disabled.
  • You will be out of the county on Election Day and during the early voting period.
  • You are in jail but not yet convicted of a crime.

For more information about voting by mail in Texas, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Texas who wish to cast ballots in person may do so at their designated polling station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on scheduled election dates. Those who wish to locate their polling center should contact their county election administration office. Polling locations are often published in local newspapers, as well. Provisional voting is offered to anyone who has been erroneously omitted from polling lists or is unable to provide valid ID at their polling center. In order to cast a provisional ballot, voters must visit their Voter Registrar office within six days of the election date. Provisional ballots will be reviewed before they are counted to determine voter eligibility. Early voting is available to any registered Texas voter for a period of 11 days prior to the election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Texas, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Texas

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Texas driver's license number. If you do not have a driver's license, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have neither, please write "NONE" on the form.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • Texas does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Texas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made
  • be 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or be pardoned
  • have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Texas who move to a different address within the same county must contact their local Voter Registrar office in writing to update their registration information.
  • Texas voters who relocate to a different county must re-register their new address within a certain timeframe. Those who do not meet this deadline will only be allowed to vote on a "limited ballot".

Voting in College

College students in Texas who wish to vote in local elections must register in their school's precinct. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and vote in home precinct elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Texas are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.votetexas.gov.

Utah

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 1, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 28, 2022
Online: October 28, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

All Utah elections are held by mail. You can still request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be away from home during a specific election.

For more information about voting by mail in Utah, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Voters in Utah may cast ballots in person at designated polling stations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on scheduled election dates. Those who wish to locate their polling center should contact their county clerk's office for more information. Valid ID will be required to receive a ballot at a polling location.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Utah, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Utah

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Utah driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your UT driver's license number or nonoperating ID number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, please write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to choose a party to register to vote, but you might not be allowed to vote in a party's primary if you are not registered with that party.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 11 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Utah driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued photo ID card.
  • Visit the Utah online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 11 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Utah you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before Election Day
  • be 18 years by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • not be found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law

Residency Requirements

  • Utah voters must reside in the state for at least 30 days before they are able to complete their voter registration.

Voting in College

Students in Utah may register to vote in their school's precinct if they wish to cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and vote in home precinct elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Utah are run through the Lieutenant Governor's office. For more information, please visit: https://vote.utah.gov.

Vermont

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Received by November 8, 2022
Online: November 8, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Vermont voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Vermont, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Vermont voters cast ballots at designated polling centers on scheduled election dates. Information about polling locations is available on the My Voter website. Most polls open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., and will remain open until 7 p.m. that evening.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Vermont, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Vermont

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Vermont driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Vermont Driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have either number, please write "NONE" in this space.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: Vermont does not require party registration to participate in any election.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Vermont driver license, U.S. passport, a recent utility bill or bank statement or other government document. If you are registering to vote for the first time, you will need to upload a photo of your ID document.
  • Visit the Vermont online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Vermont you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Vermont
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • have taken the following Oath: You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the state of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person [Voters Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42].

Residency Requirements

  • Voters in Vermont must be registered using a residence defined as their 'principal dwelling'.
  • Vermont laws allow voters to maintain registration in their last domicile if they are forced to relocate due to military service, temporary overseas living, nursing home or healthcare facility-based living, college or non-felony jail confinement.
  • Voters who are registering in Vermont for the first time must affirm they have taken the state-mandated Voter's Oath. They may do so when registering in person, by mail or online.

Voting in College

Students attending a college or university in Vermont may register to vote in their school's town or city and cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and participate in hometown elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Vermont are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections.aspx.

Virginia

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 17, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 17, 2022
Online: October 17, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

If you have voted at least once in Virginia, you may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. If you are a first-time VA voter and you did not register to vote in person, you can only vote by absentee ballot if one of the following is true:

  • You are a student attending college/university outside of your city/county of residence in Virginia.
  • You have a disability or illness that prevents you from voting in person.
  • You are pregnant.
  • You are confined awaiting trial or you are confined following conviction for a misdemeanor.
  • You are an active-duty merchant marine or in the armed forces or a spouse or dependent of an active duty service member.
  • You are temporarily residing outside of the United States.
  • You have moved to another state less than thirty days before a presidential election and you are requesting a ballot for presidential and vice presidential electors only.
  • You are 65 or older.

For more information about voting by mail in Virginia, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Virginia voters cast ballots in person at polling centers in their designated districts. Those who wish to locate their polling location can use an online aggregator. Voters will be asked to provide a valid form of ID before they can receive a ballot at polling centers. Those who cannot present acceptable ID will be allowed to vote using a provisional ballot. They must then submit proper ID to their local registration office no later than 12 p.m. on the Friday following an election date.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Virginia, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Virginia

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Virginia requires you to provide your full Social Security number when you register to vote. Your Social Security number will appear on reports produced only for official use by voter registration and election officials and, for jury selection purposes, by courts.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 21 days before the election.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Virginia driver license, driver permit, or photo ID card issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Visit the Virginia online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote
  • be 16 years old to register. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • if convicted of a felony, have had your civil rights restored. Most people have their civil rights restored when they complete probation and parole. You may find your civil rights status here: https://solutions.virginia.gov/RestorationOfRights/Search and
  • not currently be declared incapacitated by a court

Residency Requirements

  • Voting in Virginia is reserved for permanent residents. Individuals who relocate to Virginia temporarily with the intention of returning to another state are not considered residents with regard to voting purposes.

Voting in College

Students in Virginia may register in their school's voting district if they wish to participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and vote in home district elections using an absentee ballot. In this case, the student must provide the name of their postsecondary institution when requesting their ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Virginia are run through the Governor's office. For more information, please visit: http://elections.virginia.gov.

Washington

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 8, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 31, 2022
Online: October 31, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Washington elections are all vote-by-mail. You can still request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be from home during a specific election.

For more information about voting by mail in Washington, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Washington Votes by mail, and ballots arrive at the provided mailing address 18 days before the election date. Ballots must be postmarked by the election date or dropped off at a designated ballot box or the county election department no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Washington, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Washington

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Washington driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: You must provide your Washington driver's license or state ID card number. If you do not have a Washington driver's license, or state ID card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. Failure to provide this information may prevent your registration from being processed.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You are not required to designate your party affiliation to register in Washington.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be received 8 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Washington driver license, driver permit, tribal ID or nondriver photo ID card. If using a tribal ID, the state must be able to obtain a copy of your signature from the federal or tribal government.
  • Visit the Washington online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is eight days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Washington you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a legal resident of Washington State, your county, and precinct for 30 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • not be incarcerated or on community supervision for a felony

Residency Requirements

  • All voters in Washington must be residents of the state.
  • Voting residency addresses must be established for at least 30 days before the election date.
  • Voters can provide a mailing address different from their residential address.
  • Voters maintain their registration in Washington state until they register to vote elsewhere.

Voting in College

Washington students studying in another state may register to vote in Washington using their parents' address. Students coming to college in Washington from another state may choose to register to vote in Washington and can use their school address to do so.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Washington state are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information go to: www.sos.wa.gov.

West Virginia

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 18, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 18, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

You may vote using an absentee ballot in West Virginia if:

  • You have an illness, injury, disability, or another medical issue that makes it hard to vote in person.
  • You are elderly.
  • You have to work during polling hours.
  • You will be away from home on Election Day and during the early voting period.
  • You are a student attending school outside of your county.
  • You are currently incarcerated or under home detention but have not been convicted of any felony, treason, or election bribery.

For more information about voting by mail in West Virginia, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Registered voters in West Virginia can cast ballots in person at designated polling centers. Those who wish to locate their polling stations can use an online aggregator. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for primary and general elections.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in West Virginia, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in West Virginia

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your WV driver's license number. If you do not have a driver's license number, enter the last four numbers of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers, write NONE on the form.
  • Box 7 - Choice of Party: You should register with a party if you want to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention. It is up to the party to decide if it will let independents vote in their primaries.
  • Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank
  • Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store. Just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  • Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  • Your voter registration form must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a West Virginia driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the West Virginia online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 21 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in West Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • live in West Virginia and in the county in which you are registering
  • be 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election.
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, election bribery, or treason, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole
  • not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery
  • not have been judged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction

Residency Requirements

  • West Virginia voters must register using their permanent residential address, and are not allowed to register with a P.O. box. Those who do not receive mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service are asked to contact their county clerk's office.

Voting in College

Students attending a college or university in West Virginia may register to vote in their school's district and participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered with their parents' address and vote in home district elections using an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in West Virginia are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: www.sos.wv.gov.

Wisconsin

Registration Deadlines

In Person: November 4, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 17, 2022
Online: October 17, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Wisconsin voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Wisconsin, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Registered Wisconsin voters who wish to cast ballots in person may do so at designated polling centers. Those who wish to locate their polling station may search for the address using an online aggregator.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Wisconsin, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Wisconsin

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Wisconsin driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  • For Box 6 (ID Number): Enter your Wisconsin driver license or DOT-issued ID card number. If you don't have one, enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in the box.
  • For Box 7 (Choice of Party): Not required
  • For Box 8 (Race or Ethnic Group): Not required
  • Print, date, and sign the form.
  • Make a photocopy of your proof of residency to include with your voter registration form. Proof of residency includes a bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and Wisconsin address. If you forget, you'l
  • Mail your voter registration form and your proof of residency to your local election office. You'll find the mailing address here: https://www.voteamerica.com/leo.

Online:

  • You can register to vote online if you have a Wisconsin driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.
  • Visit the Wisconsin online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is 20 days before Election Day.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Wisconsin you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed parole and probation
  • not be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or be under guardianship
  • If you register to vote by mail, you must send a proof‐of‐residence document with your complete first and last name and residential address, such as a copy of your current and valid Wisconsin driver license or state ID card, real estate tax bill, utility bill no older than 90 days, bank statement, paycheck or pay stub, or a check or document issued by any government agency. A full list of acceptable documents is available at [http:// elections.wi.gov.](http:// elections.wi.gov). If you forget to send this document, you will likely have to register again at the polls on Election Day and show your proof of residency then.

Residency Requirements

  • Wisconsin voters must maintain residence at the same address for at least 10 days prior to the election in order to register.

Voting in College

College students in Wisconsin may register to vote using their school's address and participate in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered on their parents' address and vote in home district elections with an absentee ballot.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Wisconsin are run through the Wisconsin Elections Commission. For more information, please visit: elections.wi.gov.

Wyoming

Registration Deadlines

In Person: October 25, 2022
By Mail: Postmarked by October 25, 2022

Vote by Mail (Absentee Voting)

Any registered Wyoming voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

For more information about voting by mail in Wyoming, visit VoteAmerica.com.

Voting in Person

Wyoming voters cast ballots in person at a polling center located within their designated precinct. Those who wish to locate their polling station can use an online aggregator or contact their county clerk's office. Valid ID is required for anyone who registered by mail and is voting in their first federal election.

For the latest information on voter registration and vote-by-mail rules in Wyoming, visit VoteAmerica.com.


Registering to Vote in Wyoming

How to Register

In Person:

  • Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
  • Bring your Wyoming driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

By Mail:

  • Wyoming prefers that people register to vote in person at their Local Election Office.
  • If this isn't possible, you'll need to fill out the Wyoming Voter Registration form in front of a notary. The notary will ask to see a photo ID, so make sure you bring your ID with you.
  • Mail your notarized form and a photocopy of your ID to your local election office.

Online:

  • Wyoming does not have online voter registration.

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Wyoming you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by the General Election
  • be a resident of the State of Wyoming
  • not be currently adjudicated mentally incompetent
  • Note that you must re-register to vote if you did not vote in the last General Election

Residency Requirements

  • Wyoming voters must only re-register if they relocate to a different county in the state.

Voting in College

Students attending a college or university in Wyoming may register in their school's precinct and cast ballots in local elections. Alternatively, they may remain registered with their parents' address and vote in home precinct elections with absentee ballots.


Where to Go For More Information

Elections in Wyoming are run through the Secretary of State's office. For more information, please visit: http://soswy.state.wy.us.