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Eligibility Requirements

Maryland Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to register to vote in Maryland you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A Maryland resident
  • At least 16 years old (you can register at 16 but you're not able to vote unless you'll be 18 by the next General Election)
  • Not have been found by a court to be incapable of voting by reason of mental disability
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment.

 

Michigan Elibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Michigan you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of Michigan

Kentucky1

To be eligible to vote in Kentucky you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Kentucky for no less than 28 days before the election
  • At least 18 years old by the date of the general election
  • Not convicted of a felony (or, if so, have had your civil rights restored)
  • Not judged mentally incompetent in a court of law
  • Not claiming the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky

Illinois Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Illinois, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by Election Day (17 years old to vote in a General Primary if you will be 18 by the following General Election)
  • Have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

Iowa Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Iowa, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Iowa
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
    NOTE: If you are 17½ years old, you may register to vote, but your registration will not be effective until your 18th birthday
  • Not convicted of a felony (and if you have, you must have had your voting rights restored)
  • Not currently been judged by a court as incompetent to vote
  • Not voting in any other place

Kansas Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Kansas you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • 18 years of age or older (you may register to vote when you are 17 years old, however, you may not vote in any election until you're 18 years old)
  • A Kansas resident

Indiana Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Indiana, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States and a resident of Indiana
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • Reside in your precinct at least 30 days before the election in which you will be voting.
  • Not currently in prison after committing crime
  • Apply to register to vote at least 29 days before the election in which you will be voting. Your registration application must be approved in order to vote

Idaho1

To be eligible to vote in Idaho you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Idaho and in the county for 30 days prior to Election Day
  • At least 18 years old before or on Election Day
  • Not convicted of a felony. (If you have been convicted, you must have had your civil rights restored)

Connecticut Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Connecticut you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen living in Connecticut
  • At least 17 years old and turning 18 years old by Election Day
  • Completed with confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and have had your voting rights restored

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