Everything You Need To Know About Voter Registration

Published on: Sep 24, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
Everything You Need To Know About Voter RegistrationDesign: theSkimm | Photo: Unsplash

There's an election right around the corner. Let this be your not-so-gentle reminder to register to vote.

How do I check if I’m registered to vote?

Good question. Right here.

Do I need to be a US citizen to register?

Yes. You need to be a naturally born or naturalized US citizen (a person who was born in another country, but has lawfully become an US citizen) to vote.

My address or name has changed. Do I need to re-register or update my info?

Yes. This process can vary depending on where you live. So double check. If your state says to submit a new voter registration, you can do that through our site.

What about if I moved states?

You’ll probably need to register in your state. In some states, you may be eligible to register to vote right after moving. In others, you may need to wait or be living in the state for a certain amount of time (think: 30 days for some) before you can register to vote in the next election. Find out here.

How do I switch political parties?

Re-submit your voter registration. Heads up that in general elections, you can vote for whichever candidates you want, regardless of which party you registered with.

Can I register to vote without a driver’s license?

Yes, although you’ll still have to provide some sort of ID, like a state ID number or your SSN. You can check that here.

What if I was previously convicted of a felony?

Your voting rights may vary from state to state. Check here.

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Register. Get everyone you know to register. Then vote.


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