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October 20, 2014

Is Your Voter Registration Current?

Voter Eligibility

  • To be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen. In most states, you must be 18 years old, although some states allow 17-year-old individuals to vote. States also have their own residency requirements. Click here for information about voter eligibility requirements in your state and to contact your state election office.
  • Are you already registered to vote? Click here to check your registration status.
  • The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has resources for voters, including voter guides, registration information, voting accessibility, and information for military and overseas voters.
  • Click here to check State registration deadlines.

How to Register

  • In almost all states, you can register to vote by mail using the National Mail Voter Registration Form.

    Please note that North Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not accept the National Mail Voter Registration Form, and New Hampshire accepts it only as a request for an absentee voter mail-in registration form. If you live in one of these states, click here to contact your state election office to find out how to register to vote.

    You may also use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to update your registration if you changed your name, moved to a new address, or wish to register with a political party.

  • In some states, you can also register to vote online. Click here to contact your state election office and learn if your state offers online voter registration.
  • You may be able to apply to register to vote in person at the following public facilities:
     
    1. Voter registration and/or election offices
    2. Department of Motor Vehicles
    3. Public assistance agencies
    4. Armed services recruitment centers
    5. State-funded programs that serve people with disabilities
    6. Any state-designated voter registration agency

 

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has resources for voters, including voter guides, registration information, voting accessibility, and information for military and overseas voters.