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What is voter registration?
Most states require you to sign up to vote in elections, a process called voter registration. The voter registration rules vary by state. In some states, you can pre-register, meaning you register to vote at 16 or 17 years old, but you cannot vote until you turn 18. If you will turn 18 by Election Day, you should register to vote asap.
Where should I register to vote?
You should register to vote where you currently live, or where you live most of the year. If you have moved recently, you may need to re-register to vote. If you are a student, text “VOTE” to 762-ALL-VOTE (762-255-8683) to determine the best place to register to vote – either at home or on campus.
When should I register by?
Voter registration deadlines vary by state. In some states, you can register through Election Day, while in others, you have to register well ahead of that date. It’s important to be aware of the deadlines in your state to ensure you’re registered in time to vote in this election, but a good rule of thumb is to register as soon as possible. Find your state’s voter registration deadline.
I am already registered to vote, do I need to do anything?
You should check your voter registration status ahead of your state’s registration deadline to be certain you’ll have no issues voting. If you have moved or changed your name since the last time you registered to vote or if you want to change your political party, you should update your registration.
How do I register to vote?
Depending on where you live, you have different options! There are 3 different ways to register to vote – in person, by mail, or online. Each way to register has different rules and requirements, and deadlines may vary by type. For example, if you missed the online or by mail registration deadline, in some states you may be able to register in person at your local election office or even at the polls! Not every state has online voter registration, so make sure you check the voter registration rules in your state.
Do I need an ID to register?
Many states require an in-state driver’s license to register to vote online. You can usually register by mail or in person if you don’t have an in-state ID.
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