Voting is a three-step process. A voter must check to see if they are eligible to vote, register to vote, and then vote at their designated voting location.
There are a number of different ways in which a person can register to vote. There are different rules in different states, but most states follow the same general rules. The following is a guide to voter registration.
In order to register to vote, you must be:
There are three ways in which a person can register to vote. Most states do have deadlines to register before an election. Most states have a two to four week deadline.
In person at one of your state’s designated locations:
A citizen can fill out the National Mail Voter Registration Form. The National Mail Voter Registration form is available in almost every state. You can also use this form if you changed your name or your address or if you'd like to register for a political party. Once you fill out the necessary information, you can mail in the form and receive confirmation of your registration within a couple of weeks. You will need to provide basic information about yourself, such as; your name, address, social security number or driver’s license numbers. The form is available in several different languages. If you use the National Mail Voter Registration Form then you will need to provide identification the day that you vote for the first time. This can include a current photo ID or a bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address.
Some states allow online voter registration. That registeration usually requires:
There are two ways in which a citizen can vote: