Voter Help

Voting laws and procedures vary widely from state-to-state. According to the Federal Election Commission, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of the state in which you’re planning to register (If you just moved to a new state for school, you can take part in absentee voting.)
  • Be at least 18-years-old at the time of the next election

Use the resources below to register to vote or update voter registration, find a local polling place, learn voting identification requirements, and get early voting and absentee ballot information.

If your questions about voter registration or any part of the election process aren’t answered below, contact your county election officials.

Voter Registration: Get Registered or Check Registration

With few exceptions, states require that you register several days before you can vote in an election. If you need to register to vote, update voter registration, or check to see if you’re registered to vote, select your state below.

Alabama Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina
Alaska Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Arizona Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arkansas Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
California Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
Colorado Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Connecticut Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Delaware Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
D.C. Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Wyoming

Make Your Vote Count: Absentee and Early Voting

You may be eligible to vote prior to the election as an absentee or early voter. For details, select your state below. You should call your local election office if anything is unclear to you.

Alabama Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina
Alaska Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Arizona Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arkansas Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
California Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
Colorado Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Connecticut Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Delaware Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
D.C. Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Wyoming

Find Your Polling Place

Many states offer online services that help you look up your local voting Website. Other sites list contact information for local election officials who are trained to help you find your polling place. Select your place of residence below.

Alabama Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina
Alaska Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Arizona Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arkansas Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
California Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
Colorado Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Connecticut Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Delaware Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
D.C. Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Wyoming

Know What Kind of ID to Bring

Many states require photo IDs to vote. Study the requirements carefully since a mistake can prevent you from voting or force you to vote with a provisional ballot.

Alabama Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina
Alaska Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Arizona Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arkansas Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
California Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
Colorado Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Connecticut Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Delaware Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
D.C. Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Wyoming