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How to Register to Vote By State

It seems that now more than ever American voices are being heard. That is why it is so important to make sure to register to vote. But how do you register? We will break it down for you state by state.

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*Make sure when you are registering to vote for the first time you have "proof of identification."

Register to Vote in Alabama

In Alabama, if you register to vote in person, by mail or online you have up to 15 days before Election Day to register.

Rules:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of the state of Alabama and your county at the time of registration
  • Be 18 years or older before any election
  • Never been convicted of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary (or have had your civil and political rights restored)
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent through a competency hearing
  • You must swear or affirm swear or affirm to “support and defend the Constitution of the US and the State of Alabama and further disavow any belief or affiliation with any group which advocates the overthrow of the governments of the US or the State of Alabama by unlawful means and that the information contained herein is true, so help me God”
  • Never been convicted of impeachment or treason
  • If you have been convicted for murder, rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture, enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes, soliciting a child by computer, production of obscene matter, parents or guardians permitting children to engage in obscene matter, possession of obscene matter, or possession with intent to distribute child pornography, you must receive a pardon before voting. If you have been convicted of another felony that is listed as a crime of moral turpitude, you must seek a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote. If you have another felony (such as a DUI), you ARE eligible to vote.

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote

Register to Vote in Alaska

In Alaska, if you are registering in person or online, you must make sure this is completed 30 days before Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If it happens to fall on a Sunday, your form must be postmarked 31 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a United States citizen
  • You must be at least 18 years old within 90 days of completing your registration
  • Be an Alaskan resident
  • You cannot be a convicted felon *unless unconditionally discharged
  • You cannot be registered to vote in another state

For more information, please visit this website: https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/

Register to Vote in Arizona

In Arizona, if you are registering to vote online or in person you have until 29 days before Election Day. If you register by mail you have to have it postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • You must be a resident of your county in Arizona for at least 29 days before the next election
  • 18 years old on or before the general election
  • You must be able to write your name on a mark unless you have a physical disability that would prevent this
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony or treason or have had your civil rights restored
  • You can not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court of law

For more information, please visit this website: https://azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/register-vote-or-update-your-current-voter-information

Register to Vote in Arkansas

In Arkansas, you must register to vote either in person or by mail. If you register to vote in person you have until 30 days before the election. If you register by mail it has to be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must live in Arkansas at the address in box 2 of your application
  • Be 18 years old before the next election
  • You must not be a convicted felon *or have completely discharged your sentence or have been pardoned
  • You can not claim the right to vote in any other jurisdiction
  • You must not previously be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/voter-information/voter-registration-information

Register to Vote in California

In California, if you register to vote in person you have up to 15 days before Election Day. You may also conditionally register to vote in person through Election Day. If you register online it must also be completed 15 days beforehand. If you choose to register to vote by mail it needs to be postmarked 15 days before Election Day.

*If the registration deadline has passed, you can conditionally register to vote and cast a provisional ballot in person at your local County Elections Office anytime and including Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Resident of California
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of the next election
  • Can not be imprisoned or on parole for a conviction of a felony
  • Not judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/

Register to Vote in Colorado

If you are registering to vote in Colorado you have until Election Day to register in person. If you are registering by my mail it needs to be received 8 days before Election Day and if you are doing it online it also needs to be 8 days before.

* You are able to register and cast a ballot up through Election Day by appearing in-person at a Voter Service or Polling Center during the Early Voting period on Election Day.

Rules:

  • US Citizen
  • Must be a resident of Colorado 22 days before Election Day
  • Must be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • You must not be serving a sentence of detention, confinement, or on parole for any felony convictions

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html

Register to Vote in Connecticut

In Connecticut, you have 7 days before the election to register in person or online. If you register by mail it will need to be postmarked 7 days before Election Day.

*If registration has passed, you can still register to vote in person at the office of your local Election Office on Election Day.

Rules:

  • US Citizen
  • A resident of Connecticut and the town in which you vote
  • You can register at 17 and vote at 18
  • You must have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony
  • You can not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law

For more information, please visit this website: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Voter-Registration-Information

Register to Vote in DC

If you are registering to vote in the District of Columbia you have up until Election Day to register in person but you will need proof of residency. If you are registering by mail it must be received 21 days prior to the election. If you register online it must be done within 21 days before as well.

*If you miss the deadline you can still register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time during early voting on Election Day. You can go to your regular polling location or the early voting site to register and vote.

Rules:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Be a resident of DC for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Be 18 years old on or before the next election
  • You cannot be in prison for a felony conviction
  • You cannot be judged legally incompetent by a court of law
  • You can not claim the right to vote anywhere outside of DC

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.dcboe.org/FAQS/Voter-Registration

Register to Vote in Delaware

In Delaware, you have up to 24 days prior to the election to register to vote in person or online. If you are registering by mail it must be postmarked 24 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • United States citizen
  • You must be a permanent resident of Delaware
  • Be 18 on the date of the next general election
  • You cannot be mentally incompetent
  • If you are a felon, you are able to vote as long as you served your sentence and your parole and your convictions were not for disqualifying felonies (for example murder, manslaughter, sexual offenses, or crimes against public administration like bribery or improper influence or abuse of office)

For more information, please visit this website: https://elections.delaware.gov/services/voter/placestoregister.shtml

Register to Vote in Florida

In Florida, you have 29 days before Election Day to register (if by mail it needs to be postmarked 29 days before Election Day).

Rules:

  • United States citizen
  • Be a legal resident of the county where you are registering in the State oF Florida
  • You may pre-register at 16 and can vote at 18
  • You must not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state. If you have you must first have your voting rights restored.
  • You must not be convicted of a felony and if you are you must have your civil rights restored
  • You must swear or affirm the following statement “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.”

For more information, please visit this website: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Index

Register to Vote in Georgia

In Georgia, you have until 29 days before Election Day to register. If you are registering by mail it must be postmarked 29 days beforehand.

Rules:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a legal resident of the county in which you want to vote as well as a resident of Georgia
  • You must be 18 years old within six months after the day you register and must be 18 to vote
  • You cannot be serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude
  • You cannot have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent unless the disability has been removed

For more information, please visit this website: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/register_to_vote

Register to Vote in Hawaii

When registering to vote in Hawaii you have up to 29 days before Election Day to get your registration in. If you register by mail it needs to be received 29 days before Election Day.

*If you miss the deadline you can still register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time during early voting at any early walk-in locations and on Election day at your polling place.

Rules:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • You must be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • You must by 18 years old by Election Day to vote but you can register at 16
  • You cannot be incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • You cannot be adjudicated by a court as "non-compos mentis"

For more information, please visit this website:

https://elections.hawaii.gov/voters/registration/

Register to Vote in Idaho

In Idaho, if you are registering by mail it must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day. If you register online you have up until 25 days before the election. If you register in person you have until Election Day (You must show proof of residence to register at the polls).

*If you miss the deadline you can still register and cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. You can go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register.

Rules:

  • US citizen
  • Be 18 years old
  • Have lived in Idaho and in the county for 30 days before the election
  • You cannot be serving a sentence of imprisonment for a felony (your rights are restored once you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole).

For more information, please visit this website:

https://idahovotes.gov/

Register to Vote in Illinois

In Illinois, you have up until Election Day to register in person. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day and if you register online it must be done 16 days beforehand.

*You can also register in person and vote at your local election office during the grace period which starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. Keep in mind that Grace Period Voting does not take place at your regular polling place and you should contact your local elections office to find out where it takes place.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of Illinois and your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • Be 18 on or before the election
  • You cannot be in jail for a felony conviction (but you can vote if you completed your sentence)
  • You can not claim the right to vote anywhere else

For more information, please visit this website:

https://ova.elections.il.gov/

Register to Vote in Indiana

If you are registering to vote in Indiana you can register in person or online up to 29 days before Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • You must have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • Be 18 years old on the day of the next general election
  • You cannot currently be incarcerated for a criminal conviction

For more information, please visit this website:

https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm

Register to Vote in Iowa

In Iowa, if you register to vote online it must be completed 10 days prior to the election. If you register by mail it must be either postmarked 15 days before Election Day or received 10 days before Election Day. You can also register in person 10 days before Election Day.

*If you miss the registration deadline you can still register to vote as well as cast a ballot during early voting or on Election Day. You will need to go to your regular polling place or early voting site to register and vote.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a resident of Iowa
  • Be 17 1/2 years old to register and 18 to vote
  • You cannot have been convicted of a felony or have had your rights restored
  • You cannot currently be judged by a court to be "Incompetent to vote"
  • You also cannot claim the right to vote in more than one place

For more information, please visit this website: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html

Register to Vote in Kansas

In Kansas, you have 21 days before Election Day to register to vote online and in person. If you opt to register by mail it must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a resident of Kansas
  • Must be 18 by the next election
  • You must have completed the terms of your sentence if convicted of a felony (if you are serving a sentence for a felony conviction you are ineligible to vote)
  • You cannot claim the right to vote in any other location or under another name
  • You cannot be excluded from voting for being deemed mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction

For more information, please visit this website: http://www.voteks.org/before-you-vote/how-do-i-register.html

Register to Vote in Kentucky

In Kentucky, you have 29 days before Election Day to register in person and online. If by mail it must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Must be a resident of Kentucky
  • You must be a resident of the county for at least 28 days before the election
  • Be 18 on or before the next general election
  • You cannot be convicted of a felony and if you were your civil rights must have been restored by an executive pardon
  • You cannot claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky
  • You cannot have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law

For more information, please visit this website: https://elect.ky.gov/registertovote/Pages/default.aspx

Register to Vote in Louisiana

In Louisiana, you have 30 days before Election Day to register to vote in person. If you register by mail it must be received 30 days before Election Day and if you register online it must be done 20 days before Election Day.

 

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of Louisiana (Residence address must be the address where you claim a 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.)
  • You must be at least 17 years old to register and 18 prior to the next election to vote
  • You cannot currently be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony (If you are under order but have not been incarcerated within the last 5 years, you are eligible to vote unless your conviction was for that of election fraud)
  • You cannot currently be under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/RegisterToVote/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Register to Vote in Maine

In Maine, you can register in person until Election Day. If you register to vote by mail it must be delivered 21 business days before Election Day.

*If you miss the deadline you can still register to vote as well as cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. To register under these rules you have to visit the office of your Local Election Office.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of Maine and the municipality in which you vote
  • You must be 18 by the time of the general election

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/votreg.html

Register to Vote in Maryland

If you register to vote in person in Maryland you have up until 5 days before Election Day. If registering by mail it must be postmarked 21 days prior to the election and if you do it online it must also be done 21 days before.

*You can register to vote in person during early voting and will need to bring an MVA-issued license, an ID card, change of address card, paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or any other government document that has your current address and name.

Rules:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Maryland
  • You must be at least 18 before the next general election
  • You cannot be under guardianship for a mental disability
  • You cannot be convicted of buying or selling votes
  • You cannot have been convicted of a felony and if you have you must have completed serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction

For more information, please visit this website: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1

Register to Vote in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, you have 20 days before Election Day to register to vote in person or online. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 20 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • You must be 18 on or before the next election
  • You cannot be convicted of corrupt practices in respect to elections
  • You cannot be under guardianship with respect to voting
  • You cannot currently be incarcerated for a felony conviction

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

Register to Vote in Michigan

In Michigan, you have 30 days prior to Election Day to register in person. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by the next election
  • Be a Michigan resident at least a 30 day resident of your city or township by Election Day
  • You cannot be confined in jail after being convicted and sentenced

Warning: Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide on this form differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal identification card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver's license or personal identification card.

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669---,00.html

Register to Vote in Minnesota

In Minnesota you can register to vote in person up until and including Election Day. If you register by mail it needs to be received 21 days before the election. If you register online you have until 21 days before the election.

*If you miss the deadline you can still register to vote and cast a ballot during the in-person absentee voting period or on Election Day. You will need to go to your regular in-person absentee voting site or to your regular polling place to register and vote.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of Minnesota for 20 days before the election
  • You must maintain residence at the address given on your registration form
  • You must be at least 18 on Election Day
  • If you were previously convicted of a felony you must have completed or been discharged from your sentence
  • You cannot be under a court-ordered guardianship in which the right to vote has been revoked
  • You cannot be found by a court legally incompetent to vote

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/

Register to Vote in Mississippi

In Mississippi you have to register in person 30 days before Election Day and if you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days prior.

Rules:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • You have to have lived in your county in Mississippi (and city, if applicable) 30 days prior to the election
  • You can not be convicted of 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 bigamy, or have had your rights restored as required by law
  • You cannot be declared mentally incompetent by a court

For more information, please visit this website: http://www.msvoterid.ms.gov/Pages/VoterIDHowToRegister.htm

Register to Vote in Missouri

In Missouri, to register to vote in person or online, you have to have it completed 27 days prior to Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 27 days prior.

Rules:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be a resident of Missouri
  • You must be at least 18 to vote and 17 1/2 to register
  • You cannot be probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged from such parole or probation
  • You cannot be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
  • You cannot be adjujged incapacitated by any court of law
  • Cannot be confined under a sentence of imprisonment

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register

Register to Vote in Montana

In Montana, you can register to vote up until and on Election Day but you must show proof of residence to register at the polls on Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day and received 27 days before.

*If you miss the deadline you can still register to vote and cast a ballot during early voting or on Election Day. You will have to register at the office of your local election and not a polling place.

Rules:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • Must be a resident of the county in Montana that you will be voting at for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • You cannot be in a penal institution for a felony conviction
  • You cannot currently be determined by a court to be of unsound mind
  • You must meet these qualifications by the next Election Day if you not currently meet them

For more information, please visit this website: https://sosmt.gov/elections/vote/

Register to Vote in Nebraska

In Nebraska, you have 11 days before the election to register in person. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 18 days prior to Election Day and if you register online it must be 18 days before Election Day as well.

Rules:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • You must be a resident of Nebraska
  • You must be at least 18 or turning 18 on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November
  • You cannot be convicted of a felony, or if convicted, two years have passed since the sentence was completed (including parole)
  • You cannot be found mentally incompetent
  • You cannot have been convicted of treason (Unless you have had your civil rights restored)

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/

Register to Vote in Nevada

In Nevada, you can register in person up until 21 days before Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 28 days before Election day. If you register online it must be completed 19 days prior to Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a US citizen
  • You must be 18 by Election Day
  • You must live in your county in the State of Nevada for at least 30 days and in your precinct for at least 10 days before the next election
  • You must have your civil rights restored if you are a convicted felon
  • You cannot be determined by the court as mentally incompetent
  • You cannot claim any other location as your legal residence

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.registertovotenv.gov/

Register to Vote in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, you can register to vote in person up until and including Election Day. If you register by mail it must be received between 6 and 13 days prior to the election (the time will be determined by the town in which you live).

*If you miss the deadline you can still register and vote at the same time on Election day by going to your regular polling place or early voting site.

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the US
  • You must be 18 or older on Election Day
  • You must register to vote only in the town or ward you live in
  • You must not be convicted of a felony (unless you are past your final discharge)
  • You must have never been convicted of bribery or intimidation relating to elections

*New Hampshire residents may not us the National Voter Registration form and they strongly prefer residents vote in person. If you are unable to register in person you should call your town or city clerk and have them mail you a New Hampshire Voter Registration form as that is the only way to obtain it.

For more information, please visit this website: http://sos.nh.gov/HowRegVote.aspx

Register to Vote in New Jersey

In New Jersey, you can register in person 21 days before Election Day. You can also register by mail as long as it is received 21 days prior to the election.

Rules:

  • You must be a US citizen
  • You have to be at least 18 by the time of the next election
  • You must be a resident of your county in NJ for at least 30 days before the next election
  • You cannot be serving a sentence or on probation or parole as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the law of this or another state within the US
  • You cannot be declared mentally incompetent by the court

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/drivertopics/voterreg.htm

Register to Vote in New Mexico

You can register in person or online in New Mexico as long as it is done within 28 days before Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 28 days prior to Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a US citizen
  • Must be a resident of the state of New Mexico
  • You must be 18 by the time of the next election
  • You cannot be deemed mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, have completed all conditions of probation or parole, served the entirety of your sentence, have been granted a pardon by the Governor; or have had your conviction overturned on appeal

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voting-faqs/voter-registration/

Register to Vote in New York

In New York, you can register to vote in person or online as long as it is at least 25 days prior to Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day and received no later than 20 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of the county, city, or village in New York for at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • You must be 18 by December 31st of the year you registered (you must be 18 by the date of the general, primary, or other election in which you want to vote)
  • You cannot be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • You cannot be currently judged incompetent by a court
  • You cannot claim the right to vote anywhere else

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote

Register to Vote in North Carolina

In North Carolina, you have up until 25 days prior to Election Day to vote. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 25 days prior to Election Day and received 20 days before Election Day.

*If you miss the deadline you can still register in person during early voting until 3 days prior to Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of NC and the precinct in which you live for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • You must be 18 by the day of the next general election
  • You must have your rights of citizenship restored if you have been convicted of a felony
  • You cannot be registered or vote in any other county or state

For more information, please visit this website:

https://www.ncsbe.gov/voters/registering-to-vote

Register to Vote in North Dakota

North Dakota actually does not have a voter registration. All you need to do is bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.

Rules:

  • You must be 18 by Election Day
  • You must be a resident of North Dakota
  • You must reside in the precinct for 30 days preceding Election Day
  • You must be able to provide a driver's license, non-driver identification card or other approved form of ID

For more information, please visit this website: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/PortalList.aspx

Register to Vote in Ohio

In Ohio, you have up until 30 days before Election Day to register in person or online. If you register by mail it must be received 30 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 on or before the next general election
  • Be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election in which you want to vote
  • You cannot be currently incarcerated in jail or prison for a felony conviction
  • If you are an ex-felon and not currently incarcerated you can vote in Ohio but you have to re-register
  • Cannot be declared incompetent for voting purposes by a propbate court
  • Cannot be permanently denied the right to vote for violation of election related laws

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/register-to-vote/#gref

Register to Vote in Oklahoma

If registering in Oklahoma in person you have 25 days before the election to do so. If registering by mail it must be postmarked 25 days before the election.

Rules:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be a resident of the state of Oklahoma
  • Must be 18 on or before the next election
  • You cannot have 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
  • You cannot now be under judgement as incapaciated or partially incapacited person prohibited from registering to vote

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote/

Register to Vote in Oregon

In Oregon, you have 21 days before Election Day to register in person or online. If you register via mail it must be received 21 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a US Citizen
  • Must be a resident of Oregon
  • You can register at 16 but have to be 18 by Election Day to vote

For more information, please visit this website: https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en

Register to Vote in Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, you must register in person or online 30 days before Election Day. If you choose to register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • Be a US citizen for at least one month before the next election
  • Must be a resident of your election district in Pennsylvania at least 30 days before Election Day
  • Be 18 years old on the day of the next election
  • You cannot be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/default.aspx

Register to Vote in Rhode Island

If registering to vote in Rhode Island you have up until 30 days before Election Day to register in person and online. If you register by mail it needs to be received 30 days prior to Election Day.

*You can also register in person on Election Day at your local Board of Canvassers (for Presidential elections only).

Rules:

  • US citizen
  • Be a resident of Rhode Island for 30 days prior to the next election
  • You must be at least 18 by Election Day
  • You cannot currently be incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
  • You cannot have been judged mentally incompetent by the court

For more information, please visit this website: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/

Register to Vote in South Carolina

If registering in South Carolina you have up until 30 days before Election Day to register in person, online, or by mail.

*This deadline was extended to 20 days before due to Hurricane Florence.

Rules:

  • United States citizen
  • Be 18 on or before the next election
  • Must be a resident and live in the county and precinct where you are registering in South Carolina
  • You cannot be confined in any public prison due to a conviction of a crime
  • You cannot have been convicted of a felony or offence against Election Day laws. If you were previously convicted you must have served your entire sentence, including any probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction
  • You cannot be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.scvotes.org/south-carolina-voter-registration-information

Register to Vote in South Dakota

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In South Dakota, you can register in person up until 15 days before Election Day. You can also register by mail as long as it is received 15 days prior to Election Day.

Rules:

  • US citizen
  • Live in South Dakota
  • You must be at least 18 by the next election
  • You cannot currently be serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
  • You cannot have been ruled mentally incompetent by a court

For more information, please visit this website: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/voting/register-to-vote/default.aspx

Register to Vote in Tennessee

In Tennessee, you can register in person or online as long as it is at least 30 days prior to Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • United States citizen
  • Live in Tennessee
  • Be at least 18 on or before the next election
  • You cannot be convicted of a felony, or if convicted, your full rights of citizenship must be restored or pardoned
  • You cannot be ruled incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction

For more information, please visit this website: https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/register-vote

Register to Vote in Texas

In the state of Texas, you can register in person as long as it is at least 30 days before Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a US citizen
  • You must be a resident of the county in which the application to register is made
  • You can register at 17 years and 10 months old but you must be 18 to vote
  • You cannot be convicted of a felony and if you were you must have fully discharged your punishment. This includes incarceration, parole, supervision, and period of probation unless you are pardoned.
  • You cannot be declared mentally incompetent by a final judgment in a court of law

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/

Register to Vote in Utah

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In Utah, you can register in person or online up until 7 days prior to Election Day. If you register by mail it must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day.

*You can register at the polls on Election Day.

Rules:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • You must have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before the next election
  • 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Cannot be a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony
  • Cannot be convicted of treason or crime against the elective franchise, unless restored to civil rights
  • Cannot be found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law

For more information, please visit this website: https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html;jsessionid=1d04685591dbf0c1f701ed9072e5

Register to Vote in Vermont

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In Vermont, you have up until Election Day to register in person, online, or by mail (it needs to be received by Election Day). If registering online you should note that it may not be processed in time if you fill it out to close to Election Day. If this happens you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls. It is best to register at least by the Friday before the election.

Rules:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a resident of Vermont
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Election Day
  • You must 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]

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/frequently-asked-questions/voter-registration.aspx

Register to Vote in Virginia

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If registering to vote in Virginia, you have up until 22 days prior to the election to vote in person, online, or by mail (It must be postmarked 22 days prior to the Election).

Rules:

  • United States citizen
  • You must be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote
  • 18 years old by the next general election
  • Cannot have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored
  • Cannot currently be declared incapacitated by a court

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/

Register to Vote in Washington

In Washington, you can register in person up until 8 days before Election Day. If registering online or by mail you have until 29 days prior to Election Day (if by mail it must be postmarked 29 days before the election).

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • You must be a legal resident of Washington State, your county, and precinct for 30 days immediately prior to Election Day
  • Cannot be disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Cannot be under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

For more information, please visit this website: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx

Register to Vote in West Virginia

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In the state of West Virginia, you have up until 21 days prior to Election Day to register in person, online, or by mail (must be postmarked 21 days before Election Day).

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • You must live in West Virginia in the county in which you are registering
  • You have to be 18 years old, or to vote in the primary be 17 years old and turning 18 before the general election
  • You cannot be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery
  • You cannot have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of competent jurisdiction

For more information, please visit this website: https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing

Register to Vote in Wisconsin

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In Wisconsin, you can register in person on Election Day. If registering by mail it must be postmarked 20 days before Election Day. If you choose to register online you can do so up to 20 days prior to Election Day. Wisconsin does have a "proof of residency" requirement. You must include a copy of an ID that shows your WI address. You can learn more about what you need here http://www.bringitwisconsin.com/

*If you miss the deadline you can register to vote in person up until Election Day. You can register at the Municipal Clerk's office up until 5 pm or close of business (whichever one is later) the Friday before Election Day or you can register in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • Resident of Wisconsin for at least 10 days
  • You must be 18 years old
  • You cannot have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if you have, your civil rights have been restored
  • You cannot be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or under guardianship

For more information, please visit this website: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote

Register to Vote in Wyoming

Wyoming prefers people to register to vote at the County Clerk's Office and you can do so up until Election Day. If you register by mail it must be received 14 days before Election Day and it must also be notarized.

Rules:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old by General Election Day
  • Reside in the State of Wyoming
  • You cannot be currently adjudicated mentally incompetent
  • You cannot have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted have had your voting rights restored

*Note that you must re-register to vote if you did not vote in the last general election.

For more information, please visit this website: https://soswy.state.wy.us/elections/registeringtovote.aspx

No matter what state you live in it is important to vote. We hope we made it a little easier for you to do so.  You can also register to vote using our site.