August 28, 2020

Category: Safety

How to Register to Vote in Your State

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During our Your Voice, Your Vote campaign, we’re encouraging our customers and employees to make their voices heard by casting their vote on election day 2020. The first step is registering to vote. If you’re a first-time voter or you’ve moved since the last time you voted, you may need to register with your state. This process takes just a few minutes to complete. In some states, you can register online, while in others you’ll need to mail in your registration form or visit a government agency. In a few states, you can even register in-person on election day.

To help you take this crucial first step on the path to making your voice heard, we’ve compiled a list of voter registration information by state. You’ll find details on eligibility to register and how to register. Just scroll to your state to get started!

 

Alabama

To be eligible in Alabama, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Live in the State of Alabama.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.
  • Not be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
  • Not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law.

 

How to register to vote in Alabama:

Online

If you are eligible to vote in Alabama and you have a valid Alabama Driver’s License or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

If you are eligible to vote in Alabama but you do not have a valid Alabama driver’s license of ID card, you can download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Alabama Secretary of State website.

 

Alaska

To be eligible in Alaska, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Live in the State of Alaska and have been a resident of the state and of the election district that you seek to vote for at least 30 days before an election
  • Be at least 18 years of age or within 90 days of your 18th birthday
  • Not be a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored
  • Not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in that state

 

How to register in Alaska:

Online

If you are eligible to vote in Alaska and you have a valid Alaska driver’s license or state ID card, you can register to vote online. The information you enter must match the information the DMV has on file for you.

By Mail

If you are eligible to vote in Alaska but you do not have a valid Alaska driver’s license or state ID card, or the information you enter does not match what the DMV has on file, you can download and print the form here.

Learn more at elections.alaska.gov.

 

Arizona

To register in Arizona, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Arizona and your county at least 29 days preceding the next election
  • Be 18 years old on or before the next general election
  • Be able to write your name or mark, unless prevented from so doing by physical disability
  • Not have been convicted of treason or a felony (or have had your civil rights restored)
  • Not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court

How to register in Arizona:

Online

If you are eligible to vote in Arizona and you have a valid Arizona Driver’s License and/or an Arizona non-operating I.D. card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD), you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can print off a form online (PDF) or request that a registration form be mailed to you from your County Recorder. After completing the voter registration form, mail it to your county recorder’s office.

In Person

You can visit your County Recorder’s Office and fill out a registration form in person.

Learn more on the Arizona Secretary of State website.

 

Arkansas

To register in Arkansas, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Live in Arkansas at the address in Box 2 on the application
  • Be at least 18 years old before the next election
  • Not be a convicted felon (or have completely discharged your sentence or been pardoned)
  • Not claim the right to vote in any other jurisdiction
  • Not previously be judged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction

 

How to register in Arkansas:

By Mail

If you are eligible to vote in Arkansas, you must register by mail. Request an application to register online here. You can also download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Arkansas Secretary of State website.

 

California

To register in California, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of California
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election
  • Not be imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • Not currently be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

 

How to register in California:

Online

If you are eligible to vote in California, you can register to vote online.

In Person

You can choose to pick up a paper voter registration application at any Department of Motor Vehicles field office, and many post offices, public libraries, and government offices, or request one from your county elections office.

By Mail

Request to receive a voter registration application by mail by calling the toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

Same-Day Registration

If you need to register or re-register within 14 days of Election Day, you can register and cast your vote at the same time in California. Learn more here.

 

Learn more on the California Secretary of State website.

 

Colorado

To register 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 on or before Election Day
  • Not be serving a sentence of detention, confinement

 

How to register in Colorado:

Online

If you are eligible to vote in Colorado and have a valid Colorado driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

In Person

You can register in person at the following locations:

  • A Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle office when you apply for a driver's license, or when updating your driver's license information
  • Offices that provide public assistance, including offices that provide state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities
  • Recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States
  • Any federal, state, or local government office or any nongovernment office that chooses to provide voter registration service or applications
  • A voter service and polling center
  • A voter registration drive

Learn more on the Colorado Secretary of State website.

 

Connecticut

To register in Connecticut, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote
  • Be 17 years old. 17-year-olds who will turn 18 on or before Election Day, may participate in the general primary.
  • Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony, and have had your voting rights restored by Registrars of Voters

 

How to register in Connecticut:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Connecticut driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can choose to download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Connecticut Secretary of State website.

Election Day Registration

You can register and vote same-day in person if you are eligible. Learn more here.

 

Delaware

To register to vote in Delaware, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a permanent resident of Delaware
  • Be at least 18 years old on the date of the next general election
  • Not be mentally incompetent
  • If you are a felon, you are eligible to vote as long as you have served your sentence (including parole) and your convictions were not for disqualifying felonies: murder and manslaughter (except vehicular homicide), sexual offenses, or crimes against public administration involving bribery or improper influence

How to register in Delaware:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Delaware driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can choose to download and print the form here.

By Phone

Call the Delaware Department of Elections to register. Find a list of contact numbers here.

In Person

Visit the following locations to register:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles (Driver License and State ID Services)
  • Department of Health & Social Services
  • Department of Labor

Learn more on the Delaware Department of Elections website.

 

District of Columbia

To register to vote in D.C., you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a District of Columbia resident at least 30 days preceding the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or preceding the next general election
  • Not be in prison for a felony conviction
  • Not have been judged legally incompetent by a court of law
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside DC

How to register in District of Columbia:

By Mail

If you are eligible to vote, you can register by mail. Download and print the form here.

In Person

You can register in person at Early Voting Centers, at the polls on Election Day, or at the following locations:

  • Office on Aging
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Youth Services
  • Department of Developmental and Rehabilitative Services
  • Department of Health Care Finance
  • Department of Park and Recreation
  • Department on Disability Services
  • District of Columbia Public Library
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Health Benefit Exchange Authority
  • Armed Forces recruitment offices
  • Local universities and colleges

Note that you must provide an acceptable proof of address to register.

Learn more on the District of Columbia Board of Elections website.

 

Florida

To register in Florida, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of both the State of Florida and of the county in which you seek to be registered
  • Be 18 years old (you may pre‑register if you are at least 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 be a convicted felon, or if you are, you must first have your civil rights restored if they were taken away
  • 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.”

 

How to register in Florida:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Florida driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

In Person

You can choose to register in person at any county Supervisor of Elections office, local library, or any entity authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to issue fishing, hunting, or trapping permits. The form contains detailed information as to how to submit the form to your county Supervisor of Elections. If you are a military or overseas U.S. citizen, you may register to vote and request a vote-by-mail ballot at the same time by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Go to the web page on Military and Overseas Voting for further details.

You can also register in person at these locations:

  • Florida driver's license office. You also have the option to submit voter registration information online when you renew your driver’s license online through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ online renewal system. For more information, visit com.
  • Tax collector's office that issues driver's licenses or Florida identification cards
  • Voter registration agency. For more information about who these agencies are, visit our NVRA webpage.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Florida Division of Elections website.

 

Georgia

To register 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 at least 18 years old within six months after the day of registration, and be 18 years old to vote
  • Not be serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude
  • Not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent, unless the disability has been removed

 

How to register in Georgia:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Georgia driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to register by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Georgia Secretary of State website.

 

Hawaii

To register in Hawaii, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old by election day in order to vote)
  • Not be incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • Not be adjudicated by a court as "non compos mentis"

 

How to register in Hawaii:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Hawaii driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can register to vote at the following locations:

  • S. Post Offices
  • State Libraries
  • Satellite City Halls
  • Most State Agencies
  • Clerks Offices
  • Office of Elections

Learn more on the Hawaii Office of Elections website.

 

Idaho

To register in Idaho, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Idaho and in the county for 30 days prior to the day of election
  • Not be serving a sentence of imprisonment for a felony. Your voting rights are restored once you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole.

 

How to register in Idaho:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Idaho driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can register in-person at your County Clerk’s office or on Election Day at your polling place. Learn more here.

Learn more on the Idaho Votes website.

 

Illinois

To register in Illinois, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Illinois and of your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Cannot be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of conviction of any crime
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else

 

How to register in Illinois:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Idaho driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can choose to register at the following locations:

  • County Clerk's Office
  • Board of Election Commissioner's Office City and Village Offices
  • Township Offices
  • Schools
  • Public Libraries
  • Military Recruitment Offices

Learn more on the Illinois Board of Elections website.

 

Indiana

To register 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 at least 18 years of age on the day of the next general election
  • Not currently be incarcerated for a criminal conviction

 

How to register in Indiana:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Idaho driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can choose to register in person at the following locations:

  • Voter registration or county clerk’s office
  • Any BMV license branch if you are conducting a “credential transaction” (such as obtaining a driver’s license, permit, or identification card)
  • Public assistance office

Learn more on the Indiana Secretary of State website.

 

Iowa

To register in Iowa, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Iowa
  • Be at least 17 (you must be 18 to vote)
  • Not have been convicted of a felony (or have had your rights restored)
  • Not currently be judged by a court to be "incompetent to vote"
  • Not claim the right to vote in more than one place

 

How to register in Iowa:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Register to Vote on Election Day

You may register and vote on Election Day. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible. Learn more here.

 

Kansas

To register in Kansas, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Kansas
  • Be 18 by the next election
  • Have completed the terms of your sentence if convicted of a felony and received a certificate of discharge; 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

 

How to register in Kansas:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

 

Kentucky

To register in Kentucky, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Kentucky
  • Be a resident of the county for at least 28 days prior to the election date
  • Be 18 years of age on or before the next general election
  • Not be a convicted felon or if you have been convicted of a felony, your civil rights must have been restored by executive pardon
  • Not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky

 

How to register in Kentucky:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Kentucky driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

 

Louisiana

To register in Louisiana, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Louisiana (Residence address must be address where you claim homestead exemption, if any, except for a resident in a nursing home or veteran’s home who may select to use the address of the nursing home or veterans’ home or the home where he has a homestead exemption. A college student may elect to use his home address or his address while away at school.)
  • Be at least 17 years old (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 prior to the next election to vote
  • 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

 

How to register in Louisiana:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You may also register in person at any of the following locations:  

  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
  • WIC offices
  • food stamp offices
  • Medicaid offices
  • offices serving persons with disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living Offices
  • Armed Forces recruitment offices

Learn more on the Louisiana Secretary of State website.

 

Maine

To register in Maine, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Maine and the municipality in which you want to vote
  • Be at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old to vote)

 

How to register in Maine:

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • Town office
  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  • Social service agencies
  • Voter registration drive

Register to Vote on Election Day

You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible.

Learn more on the Maine Secretary of State website.

 

Maryland

To register in Maryland, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a Maryland resident
  • Be at least 18 years old by the next general election
  • 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

 

How to register in Maryland:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Maryland driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

Register to Vote on Election Day

You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible.

Learn more on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

 

Massachusetts

To register in Massachusetts, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Be at least 16 years old (must be 18 years old to vote on Election Day)
  • Not have been convicted of corrupt practices in respect to elections
  • Not be under guardianship with respect to voting
  • Not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction

 

How to register in Massachusetts:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • Local election office
  • Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Public assistance agencies

Note: If you are a U.S. citizen applying for or renewing a driver's license or state ID at the RMV, or applying for health insurance through MassHealth or the Commonwealth Health Connector, you will be automatically registered to vote, unless you opt out of registering.

Learn more on the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth website.

 

Michigan

To register in Michigan, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 18 years old by the next election
  • Be a resident of Michigan and at least a 30 day resident of your city or township by election day
  • Not be confined in a jail or prison after being convicted and sentenced

 

How to register in Michigan:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Michigan driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • Your local Secretary of State branch office
  • Your local county, city, or township clerk's office
  • Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Military recruitment centers
  • Voter registration drives

Learn more on the Michigan Secretary of State website.

 

Minnesota

To register in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Minnesota for 20 days before the next election
  • Maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
  • Be at least 18 years old on 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

 

How to register in Minnesota:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Minnesota driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Register to Vote on Election Day

You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible. Learn more here.

 

Mississippi

To register in Mississippi, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have lived in Mississippi and in your county (and city, if applicable) 30 days before the election in which you want to vote
  • Be 18 years old by the time of the general election in which you want to vote
  • Not have been convicted in a Mississippi court of voter fraud, arson, armed robbery, bigamy, bribery, carjacking, embezzlement, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, forgery, larceny, murder, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, rape, receiving stolen property, robbery, statutory rape, theft, timber larceny, larceny under lease or rental agreement, or unlawful taking of motor vehicle (unless having been pardoned, had rights of citizenship restored by the Governor or had suffrage restored by the Legislature)
  • Not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court

 

How to register in Mississippi:

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Mississippi Secretary of State website.

 

Missouri

To register in Missouri, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Missouri
  • Be at least 17‑1/2 years of age (you must be 18 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

 

How to register in Missouri:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Missouri driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here. You can also request a registration form to be mailed to you to complete here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • The office of their local election authority
  • At a drivers licensing office while applying for or renewing a driver's license
  • At a designated state agency while the applicant is obtaining services from the agency. Examples of state agencies providing registration applications to their clients include Division of Family Services, Military Recruitment, or WIC.
  • A library

Learn more on the Missouri Secretary of State website.

 

Montana

To register in Montana, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the election
  • 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

 

How to register in Montana:

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at your local county election office.

Learn more on the Montana Secretary of State website.

 

Nebraska

To register in Nebraska, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Nebraska and of the county where you are registering; if you move to another county, you must re-register
  • Be at least 18 years of age or will be 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, either in Nebraska or another state or in federal court; you cannot register to vote until two years after the completion of your sentence including any probation or parole term
  • Not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent

 

How to register in Nebraska:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Nebraska driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • State Department of Education
  • Department of Motor Vehicles

Learn more on the Nebraska Secretary of State website.

 

Nevada

To register in Nevada, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have attained the age of 18 years on the date of the next election
  • Have continuously resided in the State of Nevada, in your county, at least 30 days and in your precinct at least 10 days before the next election
  • Not currently be serving a term of imprisonment for a felony conviction
  • Not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
  • Claim no other place as your legal residence

 

How to register in Nevada:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • NV Department of Motor Vehicles office
  • County clerk or registrar of voters’ office
  • Social service agencies
  • College campuses

Learn more on the Nevada Secretary of State website.

 

New Hampshire

To register in New Hampshire, you must:

  • Be a resident
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of the next election
  • Be a United States citizen

There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon as you move into your new community.

 

How to register in New Hampshire:

In Person

You can also register in person at your town or city clerk’s office. You can also request an absentee voter registration form be mailed to you by contacting your town or city clerk’s office.

Register to Vote on Election Day

You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible. Learn more here.

Learn more on the New Hampshire Secretary of State website.

 

New Jersey

To register in New Jersey, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 17 years old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • Be a resident of the State and county 30 days before the election
  • Not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States

 

How to register in New Jersey:

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here. You can also find the registration form for your county here.

Learn more on the New Jersey Division of Elections website.

 

New Mexico

To register in New Mexico, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • Be 18 years of age at the time of the next election
  • Not have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity
  • Not be currently incarcerated or serving parole or supervised probation for a felony conviction (or if you have been convicted of a felony, have completed all the terms and conditions of sentencing, have been granted a pardon by the Governor, or have had your conviction overturned on appeal

 

How to register in New Mexico:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the New Mexico Secretary of State website.

 

New York

To register in New York, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of the county, or of the City of New York, at least 30 days before an election
  • Be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18)
  • Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by order of a court of competent judicial authority
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

 

How to register in New York:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid New York driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here. You can also request to have a registration form mailed to you to complete here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • County board of elections
  • Any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center
  • Department of Motor Vehicles

Learn more on the New York State website.

 

North Carolina

To register 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
  • 16- and 17-year-olds may preregister to vote, but cannot vote until they are 18 (17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will be 18 at the time of the general election)
  • Not be currently serving a felony sentence, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision

 

How to register in North Carolina:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid North Carolina driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Same-Day Registration

If you are not registered in a county, you may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible.

Learn more on the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

 

North Dakota

In order to vote in North Dakota, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • Eighteen years or older on the day of election
  • A resident of North Dakota
  • A resident in the precinct at least thirty days immediately preceding any election
  • Able to provide a North Dakota driver's license, nondriver ID, or tribal ID that includes your current residential address and date of birth. (If an individual's valid form of identification does not include all the information required in subsection 2 of NDCC §16.1-01-04.1, or the information is not current, the identification must be supplemented by presenting any of the documents as outlined in subsection 3 of NDCC § 16.1-01-04.1.)])

 

How to register in North Dakota:

North Dakota does not require voter registration. If you are eligible to vote, you may vote in an election if you provide acceptable identification. Learn more here.

Learn more on the North Dakota Secretary of State website.

 

Ohio

To register in Ohio, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election
  • Be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote
  • Not be currently incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction. If you are an ex-felon and not currently incarcerated, you are eligible to vote in Ohio but you MUST re-register.
  • Not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
  • Not have been permanently denied the right to vote for violations of election laws

 

How to register in Ohio:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Ohio driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Ohio Secretary of State website.

 

Oklahoma

To register in Oklahoma, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma
  • Be 18 years old on or before the date of the next election
  • Be a "bona fide" resident of the State of Oklahoma (A person is a “bona fide” resident of the State of Oklahoma if he or she has an “honest intent to make a place one’s residence or domicile, a conscious decision to make a location an individual’s home.")
  • Have not been convicted of a felony and not completed the sentence including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or probation
  • Not now be under judgment as an incapacitated person, or a partially incapacitated person prohibited

 

How to register in Oklahoma:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online. You will need to print and mail the form to complete the process.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • County Election Board
  • Post offices
  • Tag agencies
  • Libraries
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Government assistance agencies

Learn more on the Oklahoma State Election Board website.

 

Oregon

To register in Oregon, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Oregon
  • At least 16 years old (to vote, you must be 18 by Election Day)

 

How to register in Oregon:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Oregon driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online. If you do not have a valid Oregon driver’s license or ID card, start the registration process online, then print and turn in to your form to your country elections office.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Oregon Secretary of State website.

 

Pennsylvania

To register in Pennsylvania, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States at least one month before the next election
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election
  • Not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)
  • Not have been convicted of violating any provision of the Pennsylvania Election Code within the last four years

 

How to register in Pennsylvania:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Pennsylvania Department of State website.

 

Rhode Island

To register in Rhode Island, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Rhode Island
  • Be at least 16 years of age (you must be 18 years of age to vote on Election Day)
  • Not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
  • Not have been lawfully judged to be mentally incompetent

 

How to register in Rhode Island:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Rhode Island driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person by downloading the voter registration form and bring the completed form to your local board of canvassers.

Same-Day Registration

Rhode Island allows for same day voter registration for the Presidential Election only. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can register to vote on Election Day, but you will only be able to vote for President and Vice President. You will not be able to vote in any state, local, or other federal races. You can only register and vote on Election Day at the location designated by your local board of canvassers.

Learn more on the Rhode Island Secretary of State website.

 

South Carolina

To register in South Carolina, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • 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

 

How to register in South Carolina:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid South Carolina driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • County Board of Voter Registration
  • Armed Forces Recruiting Stations
  • Commission for the Blind
  • Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
  • Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Social Services
  • Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Department

Learn more on the South Carolina Election Commission website.

 

South Dakota

To register in South Dakota, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Reside in South Dakota
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • 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

 

How to register in South Dakota:

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • County auditor's office
  • Driver's license station (when you are renewing or applying for a driver's license you may also register to vote on the driver's license application)
  • City Finance Office
  • Public assistance agencies providing food stamps, TANF or WIC
  • Department of Human Services offices which provide assistance to the disabled
  • Military recruitment offices

Learn more on the South Dakota Secretary of State website.

 

Tennessee

To register in Tennessee, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Tennessee
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, have had your full rights of citizenship restored (or have received a pardon)
  • Not be adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction (or have been restored to legal capacity

 

How to register in Tennessee:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Tennessee driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • County Election Commission Offices
  • County Clerk’s Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Register of Deeds Offices
  • Department of Health (WIC program)
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Safety (motor vehicles division)
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Learn more on the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

 

Texas

To register 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 at least 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • Not be convicted of a felony, or if a convicted felon,
  • 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

How to register in Texas:

By Mail

You can start the registration process online here, complete the form, and submit it to your local County Voter Registrar. You can also request to have the form mailed to you here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • Post offices
  • Libraries
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Offices
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission Offices

Learn more on the Texas Secretary of State website.

 

Utah

To register in Utah, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age may pre-register to vote; if a 17 year old will be 18 years of age on or before the upcoming general election, they may pre-register and vote in the primary election)
  • Not be a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony

 

How to register in Utah:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Utah driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online. If your address is not current on your driver’s license or ID card, you may still use the online voter registration system, but you will be required to print the voter form with the correct address, sign it and mail it in.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

Learn more on the Utah state voting website.

 

Vermont

To register in Vermont, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Vermont
  • Be 18 years of age on or before 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 [Voter's Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42]
  • By signing, you are attesting that you have sworn or affirmed the Vermont voter's oath as printed above. The oath may be self-administered.

 

How to register in Vermont:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Vermont driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at your town clerk or county clerk’s office.

Learn more on the Vermont Secretary of State website.

 

Virginia

To register 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 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored
  • Not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

 

How to register in Virginia:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Virginia driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at the following locations:

  • Local voter registration office
  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services.
  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities
  • Armed forces recruitment offices
  • Public libraries
  • Virginia Department of Elections office
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices
  • Voter Registration Drives

Learn more on the Virginia Department of Elections website.

 

Washington

To register in Washington, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident of Washington State, your county and your precinct for 30 days immediately preceding the election in which you want to vote
  • Be at least 18 years old by election day (16- and 17-year-olds can sign up as Future Voters and be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18)
  • Not be disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Not be under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction

 

How to register in Washington:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Washington driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person in your county. Learn more here.

Learn more on the Washington Secretary of State website.

 

West Virginia

To register in West Virginia, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Live in West Virginia at the address on your application
  • Be 18 years old, or to vote in the primary be 17 years old and turning 18 before the general election
  • Not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason or election bribery
  • Not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of competent jurisdiction

 

How to register in West Virginia:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid West Virginia driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online. If you don’t have a valid West Virginia license or ID card, you can start the registration process online, print the form, and deliver it to your County Clerk by mail or in person.

Learn more on the West Virginia Secretary of State website.

 

Wisconsin

To register in Wisconsin, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Wisconsin and have resided at the registration address for at least 28 days prior to the election
  • Be 18 years old
  • Not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if you have, your civil rights have been restored after completion of your sentence or a pardon
  • Not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process
  • Not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the result of an election
  • Not have voted at any other location, if registering on election day

 

How to register in Wisconsin:

Online

If you are eligible to vote and you have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card, you can register to vote online.

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail by completing the registration process online, printing the form, and delivering it to your municipal clerk.

In Person

You can also register in person at the municipal clerk’s office.

Register to Vote on Election Day

You may register and vote at the polls on Election Day. You will need a valid proof of ID and proof of residence to be eligible.

Learn more on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

 

Wyoming

To register in Wyoming, you must:

  • Complete the state's voter registration form
  • Take the following oath: You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are a citizen of the United States; that you are a bona fide resident of the state of Wyoming and this county; that if registered in another county or state, you hereby request that your registration be withdrawn; that you will be at least eighteen (18) years of age on or before the next election; that you are not currently adjudicated a mentally incompetent person; that you have not been convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted of a felony, you have had your civil or voting rights restored by a competent authority; and that the voter registration information contained herein is true and accurate to your best knowledge and belief
  • Have the notary or registered agent sign the aforementioned form

 

How to register in Wyoming:

By Mail

You can register to vote by mail when you download and print the form here.

In Person

You can also register in person at your local county clerk’s website.

Learn more on the Wyoming Secretary of State website.

 

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