Am I eligible to vote?
If your answer is yes to all of the below questions then you are eligible to register to vote today:
- Am I a U.S. citizen?
- Will I be at least 18 years of age by Election Day?
- Am I a resident of the state where I plan to vote?
- Have I not been convicted of a felony or on parole for committing a felony?
- Have I not claimed the right to vote in another state, borough, county, or city?
REGISTER TO VOTE
More frequently asked questions:
How do I register to vote?
Registering to vote is easy, and only takes a few minutes. Depending on your state, you may be able to register to vote completely online. Use the tool below to register to vote today. If your state does not allow online voter registration, you will have to print the form, sign it, and drop it in the mail.
Online Voter Registration Tool
You can also register to vote at the following places:
- Your local Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Most State and social service offices, which provide public services or assistance programs (e.g. Unemployment offices, Post offices or Social Security offices).
What kind of information do I need to register to vote?
To register to vote, you will need to provide basic information like your full name, address, age, sex, Driver’s License number or the last four digits of your social security number (SSN).
How do I find out if I am registered to vote?
You can call our national bilingual hotline at 1-888-839-8682 (1-888-VE-Y-VOTA) to find out if you are registered to vote.
Hotline Hours Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
If I register today, will I be able to vote in this election?
Eligible citizens who wish to vote in an election must register before their state’s deadline, usually 30 to 15 days before Election Day. Be sure to find out if your state has a close of registration deadline.
Do I need to re-register to vote?
You only need to re-register to vote if the following applies to you:
- You have changed your address since you last registered;
- You legally changed your name, by marriage or choice;
- You have not voted in more than two consecutive federal elections, you should confirm your voter registration status before voting; and
- You want to change your political party affiliation.
You have the right to:
While practices vary across the country, the following voter bill of rights is applicable to all states.
- Cast a ballot if you registered to vote before the deadline;
- Cast a ballot if you are in line before the polls close;
- Cast a provisional ballot if your name is not listed on the voter rolls;
- Cast a secret ballot free from intimidation;
- Receive a new ballot if you believe you made a mistake;
- Receive assistance in casting your ballot, if you are unable to vote without it;
- Election materials in another language;*
- Receive assistance in your language from a bilingual poll worker;*
- Ask questions about election procedures and observe the elections process; and
- Report any illegal activity to a local elections official or state elections official.
- *Note: Only applicable if there are enough residents in your jurisdiction that warrant translation and language assistance.
If you encounter any issues in casting your ballot, or feel like your rights were violated, call our national bilingual hotline at 1-888-839-8682 (1-888-VE-Y-VOTA) and we’ll help you resolve your dispute and report your claim.
Will language assistance be available?
There is language assistance available in many states. Certain states have specific counties that are required to provide assistance in Spanish, including translated election materials and bilingual poll workers.
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) protects Latino and other language minority voters against discriminatory practices that affect their ability to participate in elections even if they live in jurisdictions that are not specifically covered by the VRA's language assistance provisions.
If you have questions or would like to learn if your jurisdiction provides language assistance, call 1-888-839-8682 (1-888-VE-Y-VOTA).