In order to vote a person must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Establish residency in the state they wish to vote
- Be registered by the state’s voter registration deadline
Who can’t vote?
- A person convicted of a felony that has resulted in the loss of the right to vote, requirements vary by state
- Some who are mentally incapacitated
Who needs to register to vote?
- A person who has never registered
- A person who has turned 18, most states allow a person to register before turning 18 if they will be 18 on election day
- A person who has become a citizen
- A person who has moved to a different state
Who needs to update their registration?
- A person who has moved within their state
- A person who has changed their name
- A person who wants to update their political party
What is needed to register?
Depending on the state a person will need:
- Proof of address (driver’s license or official mail)
- ID number (driver’s license or social security number)
- Proof of citizenship (driver’s license or other documentation)
Where and how do you register?
When do you register?
- Deadlines differ by state and can be found at vote.gov, however ensuring you are registered no later than 1 month before election day will meet state deadlines
- Registration is open any time