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Eligibility Requirements

Delaware Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Delaware you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Delaware (proof required)
  • 18 years of age on or before the date of the next General Election
  • mentally competent

NOTE: Convicted felons my register to vote if they meet the following requirements:

District of Columbia Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in the District of Columbia you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A D.C. resident
  • At least 18 years old on or before the election (16 year olds may preregister, but will not receive a voter registration card or be eligible to vote until they are at least 17 years old with a birthdate that is before the next General election)
  • Not in jail for a felony conviction
  • Not been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Not claiming the right to vote anywhere outside D.C.

Georgia Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Georgia you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote
  • At least 17.5 years old to register, and 18 years old to vote
  • Not serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony
  • Not judicially determined to be mentally incompetent

Hawaii Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A United States Citizen
  • A legal resident of Hawaii
  • At least 16 years of age, but you must be 18 years of age on the day of the election to vote
  • Not be an incarcerated felon
  • Not be adjudicated mentally incompetent

Florida Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Florida you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Florida
  • 18 years of age on or before the date of the next general election
  • Not adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state
  • Not convicted of a felony (and not had your civil rights restored)

Colorado Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • A Colorado resident for at least 22 days before an election
  • Not serving a sentence (including parole) or a felony conviction

Note: Residency for the purpose of voting means the principal or primary home of a person. You must have a residence in order to register to vote.

Alabama Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A United States Citizen
  • A resident in Alabama
  • At least 18 years old
  • Not convicted of a felony (or have had your rights restored)
  • Not legally declared mentally incompetent by a court

California1

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

  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of California
  • At least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election)
  • Not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony
  • Not have been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote

You will need to re-register to vote when:

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You change your political party affiliation

Arkansas1

To be eligible to vote in Arkansas you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • An Arkansas resident
  • Age 18 before or on Election Day
  • Not presently adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction
  • Not convicted of a felony without your sentence having been discharged or pardoned
  • Not claiming the right to vote in another county or state

Arizona1

To be eligible to vote in Arizona you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Arizona
  • 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the general election
  • Not convicted of a felony or have had your civil rights restored
  • Not adjudicated incompetent

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