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Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020
Phone:
307-777-7378
Fax:
307-777-7640
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Friday, January 20, 2017
By Mail:
Friday, January 20, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (Annual School Board Election)
State Election Board
State Capital Building. Rm B-6
PO Box 53156
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Phone:
405-521-2391
Fax:
405-521-6457
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Secretary of State
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:
614-466-2655
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Secretary of State
600 E Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Phone:
701-328-4146
Fax:
701-328-2992
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State Board of Elections
506 North Harrington Street
PO Box 27255
Raleigh, NC 27611-7255
Phone:
919-733-7173
Fax:
919-715-0315
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Board of Elections
40 North Pearl
5th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Phone:
518-473-5086
Fax:
518-486-4546
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Secretary of State
State Capital North Annex
Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone:
505-827-3600
Fax:
(505) 827-8403
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
By Mail:
Postmarked by Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Election Dates:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Special School Board Election)
NJ Department of State
225 West State Street
5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone:
609-292-3760
Fax:
609-777-1280
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Secretary of State
State House
Room 204
Concord, NH 3301
Phone:
603-271-3242
Fax:
603-271-6316
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Secretary of State
101 North Carson Street
Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone:
775-684-5705
Fax:
775-684-5718
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Secretary of State
State Capitol Suite 2300
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone:
402-471-2555
Fax:
402-471-7834
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Secretary of State - Elections Division
255 Capitol St NE, Ste 501
Salem, OR 97310
Phone:
1-866-673-8683
Fax:
503-373-7414
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Monday, April 17, 2017
By Mail:
Received by Monday April 17, 2017 Online by Monday, April 17, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (Municipal Primary)
Department of State
210 N. Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone:
717-787-5280
Fax:
717-787-2854
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Secretary of State
148 W. River Street
Providence, RI 02904
Phone:
401-222-2340
Fax:
401-222-1444
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Election Day
By Mail:
Received by Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (Spring Primary)
Government Accountability Board
212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor
P.O. Box 7984
Madison, WI 53707-7984
Phone:
608-266-8005
Fax:
608-267-0500
Email:
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Secretary of State
State Capitol, Bldg 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone:
304-558-6000
Fax:
304-558-0900
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Monday, October 31, 2016 (new residents only)
By Mail:
Postmarked by Monday, October 10, 2016 Online Registration deadline - Monday, October 10, 2016
Election Dates:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (General Election)
Secretary of State
520 Union Ave. SE
PO Box 40229
Olympia, WA 98504-0229
Phone:
800-448-4881
Fax:
306-664-4619
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Department of Elections
Washington Building
1100 Bank Street, First Floor
Richmond , VA 23219
Phone:
800-552-9745
Fax:
804-371-0194
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Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1101
Phone:
802-828-2464
Fax:
802-828-5171
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Lieutenant Governor
Utah State Capitol
Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2325
Phone:
801-538-1041
Fax:
801-538-1133
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Monday, November 14, 2016
By Mail:
Postmarked by Monday, November 14, 2016
Election Dates:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Local runoff elections)
Secretary of State
208 East 10th Street
Thomas J. Rusk Bldg.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone:
512-463-5650
Fax:
512-475-2761
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Department of State
312 8th Avenue North
9th Flr Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone:
615-741-7956
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Secretary of State
500 East Capitol Ave. Ste 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone:
605-773-3537
Fax:
605-773-6580
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State Election Commission
2221 Devine St. Suite 105
PO Box 5987
Columbia, SC 29250-5987
Phone:
803-734-9060
Fax:
803-734-9366
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Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801
Phone:
406-444-2034
Fax:
(406) 444-2023
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
By Mail:
Postmarked by Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (Bond Election)
Secretary of State
PO Box 1767
Jefferson, MO 65102-1767
Phone:
573-751-2301
Fax:
573-526-3242
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Saturday, April 1 2017 (by noon)
By Mail:
Postmarked by Saturday, April 1, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (Primary Election)
Secretary of State
401 Mississippi Street
PO Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136
Phone:
601-576-2545
Fax:
601-576-2545
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By Mail:
Received by Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Election Dates:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (General Election Runoff for Federal Offices)
Secretary of State
2 Martin Luther King Dr. S.E.
Suite 1104 West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone:
404-656-2871
Fax:
404-651-9531
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Department of State
Room 316 RA Gray Building
500 South Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Phone:
850-245-6200
Fax:
850-245-6217
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Board of Elections
441 4th Street, NW
Suite 250 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:
202-727-2525
Fax:
202-347-2648
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State of Delaware
905 S. Governors Ave
Suite 170
Dover, DE 19904
Phone:
302-739-4277
Fax:
302-739-6794
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Secretary of State
30 Trinity Street
PO Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115-0470
Phone:
860-509-6100
Fax:
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Secretary of State
1700 Broadway
Suite 270
Denver, CO 80290
Phone:
303-894-2200
Fax:
303-869-4861
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Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
5th floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone:
916-657-2166
Fax:
916-653-3214
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Secretary of State
State Capitol Room 256
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:
501-682-1010
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Secretary of State
1700 West Washington Street
7th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808
Phone:
602-542-8683
Fax:
602-542-1575
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Sunday, September 3, 2017
By Mail:
Received by Sunday, September 3, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, Ocotber 3, 2017 (2017 REAA)
Division of Elections
PO Box 110017
Juneau, AK 99811-0017
Phone:
907-465-4611
Fax:
907-375-6480
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Hawaii Votes
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone:
808-453-8683
Fax:
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Secretary of State
700 West Jefferson
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0080
Phone:
208-334-2300
Fax:
208-334-2282
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
By Mail:
Received by Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (Consolidated Primary)
State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone:
217-782-4141
Fax:
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Election Day
By Mail:
Received by Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (March Township Elections)
Secretary of State
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155-1299
Phone:
651-215-1440
Fax:
651-296-9073
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Department of State
Michigan Department State
Lansing, MI 48018
Phone:
1-800-292-5973
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Secretary of the Commonwealth
1 Ashburton Place
McCormack Room 1705
Boston, MA 2108
Phone:
617-727-2828
Fax:
617-742-3238
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State Board of Elections
PO Box 6486
151 West St. Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401-0486
Phone:
410-269-2840
Fax:
410-974-2019
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Secretary of State
101 State House Station
111 Sewall St. 4th floor
Augusta, ME 4333
Phone:
207-624-7736
Fax:
207-287-5874
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Mail:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Election Dates:
Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Congressional General Election)
Secretary of State
PO Box 94125
8549 United Plaza Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Phone:
225-922-0900
Fax:
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Secretary of State
700 Capital Avenue
Suite 152
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone:
502-564-3490
Fax:
502-564-5687
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Secretary of State
120 SW 10th Avenue
Memorial Hall 1st flr
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Phone:
785-296-4561
Fax:
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Election Day
By Mail:
Postmarked by Friday, September 1, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (School Elections)
Secretary of State
321 East 12th Street
Lucas Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone:
515-281-0145
Fax:
515-281-7142
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Secretary of State
302 West Washington Street
Room E-204
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:
317-232-3939
Fax:
Registration Deadlines
In Person:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
By Mail:
Postmarked by Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Online by Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Election Dates:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (AL House District 67 Special Election)
Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36130-5616
Phone:
334-242-7210
Fax:
334-242-2444

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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

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.

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Mississippi you must be:

  • A resident of Mississippi for 30 days before the election
  • At least 18 years old, or will be 18 by the next General Election
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not convicted of a disenfranchising crime

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New York, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote
  • A resident of your present address for at least 30 days before the election
  • Not in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not claiming the right to vote elsewhere
  • Not adjudged mentally incometent by a court

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in South Dakota you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident in South Dakota (To be a resident means the place in which you have a fixed habitation and whenever you are absent intend to return to)
  • At least 18 years old on or before the election
  • Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
  • Not judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Wyoming you must be:

  • 18 years of age on Election Day
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A resident of Wyoming and the precinct in which you register
  • Withdrawn from voter registration from any other jurisdiction, if applicable
  • Not convicted of a felony or adjudicated mentally incompetent

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Alaska you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years of age or older 90 days before Election Day
  • A resident of the state and of the election district for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • Registered before the election registration deadline
  • Not registered to vote in another jurisdiction

NOTE: You may register 90 days before your 18th birthday but you must be 18 by Election Day.

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)

Eligibility Requirements

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

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To be eligible to vote in Missouri you must be:

  • 17.5 years old and 18 years old by Election Day
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A Missouri resident and must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of the person's domicile prior to the election
  • Not confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  • Not on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony
  • Not convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in North Carolina, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • A resident of North Carolina
  • Be at least  17 years old and 18 years old by the next General Election.
  • Have your rights of citizenship restored if you were a convicted felon

Note: 17 year olds may register and vote in a primary election as long as they turn 18 by the General Election. You cannot register to vote earlier than 60 days before the primary election. Special ballots are given to 17 year olds at their polling place that excludes any races they are not able to vote on.

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Tennessee you must be

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years or older before the date of the election
  • A resident of Tennessee (The residence of a person is the place where the person's habitation is fixed and is where, during the periods of absence, the person definitely intends to return.)
  • Not disqualified under the law

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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

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Louisiana you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Louisiana
  • At least 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters office or Louisiana DMV) and 18 years old prior to the next election to vote
  • Not currently under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony
  • Not currently under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Montana you must be:

  • Registered as required by law
  • At least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Montana and of the county in which you intend to vote for at least 30 days
  • Not convicted of a felony, serving a sentence in a penal institution
  • Not judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in North Dakota, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A legal North Dakota resident
  • A resident in the precinct for 30 days preceding the election

For the purposes of voting, a person may have only one residence, shown by an actual fixed permanent dwelling, or any other abode. Residency in North Dakota is defined as:

  • Every person has a residence. It is the place where one remains when not called elsewhere for labor or other special or temporary purpose, and to which he or she returns in seasons of repose.
  • There can be only one residence.
  • A residence cannot be lost until another is gained.
  • The residence can be changed only by the union of act and intent.

For a copy of the voter's affidavit, please visit your state's resource.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Texas you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of the county in which you intend to vote
  • At least 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months)
  • Not convicted of a felony (unless your sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

Eligibility Requirements

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

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Maine you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident in the municipality where you intend to register to vote
  • At least 18 years old to vote (17 year olds may vote in primary elections as long as they will be 18 by the time of the general election).

If you are a student, you have the right to register in the municipality where you attend school, if you have established residency there. You must meet the same residency requirements as all other potential voters, but may not be asked to meet any additional requirements. If you are a student who is not a resident of the municipality in which you attend school, you cannot register in that municipality. You must determine where you have established residency and register to vote there. If residency is determined to be in another municipality or state, absentee voting is possible and encouraged.

If you are incarcerated in a correctional facility or in a county jail, the municipality where you are incarcerated is not neccessarily your voting municipality, unless you resided in that municipality prior to incarceration. If you are incarcerated in a correctional facility you may apply to register to vote in any municipality where you have previously established a fixed and principal home to which you intend to return.

You may have a non traditional residence, including, but not limited to a shelter, park or underpass. Your residency is not subject to challenge on the sole basis that it is non traditional.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age on Election Day
  • A resident of Nebraska on or before registration deadline
  • Not a convicted felon; or if convicted your civil rights have been restored at least two years since your sentence has been completed, including probation or parole
  • Not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent
  • Be registered to vote (this requirement is not in place for the presidential elections)

Note: If you have recently moved to Nebraska, or moved to another state after the registration deadline, then you may only vote a Presidential ballot. By law, your residence is that place at which you have established a home, where you are habitually present, and to which, when you depart, you intend to return. Leaving for temporary purposes, such as military service or school attendance, need not result in a change of residence for voting purposes. However, any permanent change in your residence or address will require you to re-register to vote.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election
  • A resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election
  • Not be incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction under the laws of the United States, this state or any other state of the United States
  • Not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
  • You haven't been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Utah you must be:

  • At least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Utah for at least 30 days before Election Day

Eligibility Requirements

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

Eligibility Requirements

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)

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.

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Nevada you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Nevada for 30 days preceding an election
  • Not declared by a court to be mentally incompetent
  • Not convicted of a felony or have had your civil rights restored

Note: Recent legislation has provided for automatic restoration of the right to vote for those who have been honorably discharged from prison, probation or parole, with certain exceptions related to the seriousness of the crime committed.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Oklahoma you must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oklahoma
  • Not convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted, a period of time equal to the original judgment and sentence has expired
  • Not adjudged to be an incapacitated person prohibited from voting

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Vermont you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Vermont
  • A person who has taken the Voter's Oath (formerly called the Freeman's Oath)
  • 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day

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.

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

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A US citizen
  • A resident of Massachusetts
  • At least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • Not be under legal guardianship with respect to voting, in prison for a felony, or convicted of election fraud (even if the prison term is completed)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New Hampshire you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day
  • A U.S. citizen

There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon as you move into your new community.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Oregon you must be:

  • A resident of Oregon
  • A US citizen (or will become one by Election Day)
  • At least 17 years of age (If you are 17 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Pennsylvania you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States for at least one month before the next primary, special, municipal or general election
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you register and vote for at least 30 days before the general, primary, municipal, special or general election
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the day of the next primary, special, municipal, or general election.

Please note to vote in a primary you must be registered and enrolled in a political party.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to register and vote in Virgina, you must be:

  • A resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)
  • Not claiming the right to vote in any other state
  • Not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Not a convicted felon, unless you have had your right to vote restored

 

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

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

Eligibility 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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • 17 years old, but must be 18 in order to vote in an election
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are serving a jail sentence or are on parole or probation as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law or have been adjudged mentally incompetent. However, in New Jersey, ex-felons can register to vote. Any person who is no longer in prison, or has completed his or her term of probation or parole can register to vote.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Rhode Island you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of a Rhode Island city or town where you wish to vote
  • At least 16 years old. However, you must be 18 years old on or before the election to vote in the election
  • Not currently deemed non-compos mentis by a court of law.
  • Not currently incarcerated in a correctional facility under felony conviction

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Washington you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A legal resident of Washington State;
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day;
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order; and
  • Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

A voter who lacks a traditional residence may use the place he or she currently sleeps at night or spends most of their time. A mailing address could be a General Delivery address or, if permission is granted, the address of a shelter or a friend or a relative. For more information on residency requirements please click here.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in West Virginia you must be:

  • A resident of West Virginia and the county where you register
  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 17 years old and will be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • Not currently under conviction for a felony, including probation or parole, or a court ruling of mental incompetence

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:

  • They were not convicted of a disqualifying felony as defined in the Delaware Constitution
  • They have completed their sentence

If you have any questions about your eligibility to register, please contact the State Election Commission (302-739-4277)

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must be:

  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote or not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
  • Not convicted of a felony, your felony sentence has expired (been completed,) or you have been discharged from your sentence
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New Mexico, you must be:

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • Not a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and condition of sentencing
  • 18 years or older at the time of the next election

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in South Carolina you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years old on or before the election
  • A resident of South Carolina
  • Not under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • Not confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • Not convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws or if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Wisconsin you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years or older on Election Day
  • A resident of Wisconsin at least 10 consecutive days before the election
  • Registered to vote or are registering on Election Day

You are ineligible to vote in Wisconsin if you:

  • Have already voted in the election
  • Are still required to report to a probation or parole officer because of a felony conviction
  • Have been ruled incapable of voting by a judge
  • Have made or become interested, directly or indirectly, in any bet or wager depending upon the result of the election

You will have to prove residency by providing adequate identification. See "ID Needed for Voter Registration" below for more information.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are registering for the first time by mail, you must attach a copy of a current valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address in the county where you wish to vote. If you do not provide this identification information by mail, you will be required to provide it when you vote.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote, you are required to supply your Wisconsin department of transportation issued driver's license or ID card number. If you have not been issued a Wisconsin driver's license or ID, you must provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number or your Wisconsin state ID card number. Alternately, you may indicate that you have not been issued a Wisconsin driver's license, ID, or Social Security number. Your registration cannot be processed until you provide this information.

You must provide proof of residence in order to establish your current address. The following constitute acceptable proof of residence (must contain your current and complete name, a current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any and the name of a municipality):

  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver's license
  • A current and valid Wisconsin ID card
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
  • Any ID card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
  • A residential lease which is effective on day of registration (this will not be sufficient for first time voters registering by mail)
  • A university, college or technical institute fee statement within the last 9 months with a student ID
  • A utility bill (gas, electric or telephone service) received within the past 90 days
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government

ID Needed for Voter Registration

Identification is not currently required when registering to vote in Alabama. However, the registration form does require your driver license number, non-driver license number or your Social Security number. Be sure to fill provide this information on the form to ensure your registration will be processed properly.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

Identification is not required during registration but must be provided the first time you go to the polls.

If you are registering to vote in the District for the first time on election day, you must show proof of residence by providing one of the following types of documents:

  • Current and valid District of Columbia DMV-issued ID
  • Government check or paycheck
  • Bank statement
  • Current utility bill or lease
  • Other government document showing your name and current District address

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You can register to vote either on paper by printing this form and return the complete form to your county election office (county addresses are listed on the back of the application). Or, if you have a valid Kansas driver's license or nondriver's ID card you can register to vote online.

Any person registering to vote in Kansas for the first time will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of US citizenship. If you do not submit citizenship documentation at the time you submit your registration application, you can submit it at a later date. You may either mail or deliver the document to the county election office by the close of business on the day before the election or submit it electronically (fax, email or other electronic means approved by the Secretary of State) by midnight the day before the election.

Valid citizenship documents include:

  • Driver's license or nondrivers ID card issued by the Division of Vehicles
  • Birth certificate that verifies US citizenship
  • US passport or pertinent pages of the applicant's US valid or expired passport identifying the applicant and the applicant's passport number
  • US naturalization documents or the number of the certificate of naturalization. (If only the number of the certificate of naturalization is provided, the applicant will not be included on the registration rolls until the number of the certificate of naturalization is verified with the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services by the county election officer or the Secretary of State).
  • Other documents or methods of proof of US citizenship issued by the federal government pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card number, tribal treaty card number or tribal enrollment number
  • Consular report of birth abroad of a citizen of the US
  • Certificate of citizenship issued by the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Certification of report of birth issued by the US Department of State
  • American Indian card, with KIC classification, issued by the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Final adoption decree showing the applicant's name and US birthplace
  • US military record of service showing applicant's place of birth in the US
  • Extract from the a US hospital record of birth created at the time of the applicant's birth indicating the applicant's place of birth in the US

If the citizenship document submitted by a voter is deemed unsatisfactory due to an inconsistency between the citizenship document and the name or sex indication on the applicant's voter registration application, the applicant may sign a Form CDU explaining the inconsistency. The applicant must state the nature of the inconsistency, the reason for it, and must swear under oath that, despite the inconsistency, the applicant is the person reflected in the citizenship document.

If you cannot meet the citizenship verification requirement because you do not possess any of the documents listed above, you may:

  • If born in Kansas, apply for a free birth certificate using Form BCA and Form VS-235 10/09
  • If not born in Kansas, instructions for obtaining a birth certificate in another state or territory may be found at the National Center for Health Statistics website
  • Appeal to the state election board for consideration of the registration application by submitting Form RCD

 

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You will need to provide your driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number on your voter registration form. If you do not have a driver's license number or Social Security number and you are registering by mail for the first time, you must include one of the following with your application:

  • A copy of current valid photo identification
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing your name and address

Once you are registered, you generally remain registered indefinitely, unless you move or no longer meet one of the qualifications to vote.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote you must have either a verifiable New York State driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these, and you are registering for the first time by mail, you may provide a copy of one of the following:

  • A valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill
  • A bank statement
  • A government check
  • Some other government documentation that shows your name and address

If you do not provide identification with this form, you will be asked for it the first time you vote. Forms of current and valid photo identification include but are not limited to:

  • Passport
  • Government ID card
  • Military ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Public housing ID card
  • Any ID specified by HAVA and New York State law as acceptable
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check (Social Security, tax refund, military paycheck or paycheck stub)
  • Other government documents with your name and address including but not limited to: voter registration card, hunting, fishing, or trapping license or firearm permit.

 

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You are required to show your South Dakota driver's license or provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number when registering to vote.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering to vote (by mail or in person,) you may provide the following forms of acceptable identification:

  • Wyoming driver's license
  • A different state's driver's license
  • An ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency
  • A U.S. passport
  • School ID
  • Military ID

You can also show two of the following in any combination:

  • Certification of U.S. citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter registration card from another state or county
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal
  • Certification of birth abroad issued by the department of state
  • Any other form of identification issued by an official agency

Wyoming is exempt from the federal motor voter law and does not offer voter registration at the driver's license division. However, you may register at the polls on Election Day with acceptable ID.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you register by mail, you are required to include information that will verify your identity. If you have not previously registered to vote in Alaska and you are submitting your registration application by mail, you must provide a copy of one of the following:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • In addition, please provide:

    • Your birth date
    • Your Social Security number or at least the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

    If your identity cannot be verified when you register to vote, you will be required to provide certain identification when voting.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You must provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number, an ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to register. If you have none of these numbers, you must write "NONE" on the voter registration form.

If you register by mail and you are a first-time voter in the State and you have not been issued a Florida driver's license number, Florida I.D. number, or a Social Security number you are required to provide additional identification. To assure that you will not have problems when you go to vote, you should provide a copy of the required identification at the time you mail your voter registration form. If you are voting an absentee ballot, you must provide the proper identification prior to 7 p.m. Election Day or your absentee ballot will not count. The following forms of identification are acceptable if they contain your name and photograph:

  • United States passport
  • Debit of credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance Identification

Do not send original identification documents to the supervisor of elections.

The following persons are not required to provide the identification required under the previous paragraph:

  • Persons 65 years of age or older
  • Persons with a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • Members of the uniformed services on active duty and their spouses and dependants, who, by reason of such active duty, are absent from the county on Election Day
  • Members of the Merchant Marine and their spouses and dependents, who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, are absent from the county on Election Day

 

ID Needed for Voter Registration

ID is not required when registering to vote.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering in person, you are required to present a form of personal ID. Accepted forms or ID are:

  • ID issued by the Federal Government, state of Missouri or a local election authority (For example: Missouri driver's license, US Passort, etc.)
  • ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical schoolse
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains your name and address
  • Driver's license or state ID card issued by another state

If you do not have any of these accepted forms of ID, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register, you must complete and sign a voter registration application. To complete the form, you must provide your full name, residential address, date of birth and citizenship status. Once completed, you must mail the form to the board of elections in your county. The board of elections will then send you a voter registration card.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

Identification is not required during registration but must be provided at the polls. See "ID Needed for Voting" for more information.

If you register to vote by mail, the first time you vote you must present an acceptable form of ID. Examples of acceptable IDs are:

  • Current photo ID with voter's name and photo
  • One of the following: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.

Voters who register by mail must vote in-person the first time they vote after registering.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

The simplest form to use for your voter registration in Arizona is the Standard Federal Registration Form which requires those registering to vote to swear an oath that they’re American citizens. The Arizona State Registration form requires additional proof of citizenship that may create barriers and impose financial costs for potential citizen registrants. You can find the federal standardized form in English here and in Spanish here. For more language options go here.

If you register to vote using the Arizona State Registration form, the following will serve as proof of citizenship and no additional documents are needed:

  • An Arizona driver license or non-operating identification number issued after October 1, 1996: write the number in box 13 of the Arizona Voter Registration form
  • A Tribal Identification number (Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number): write the number in box 16 of the Arizona Voter Registration form
  • The number from your certificate of naturalization: write the number in box 20 of the Arizona Voter Registration form

If you do not have the above information, you must attach proof of citizenship to the form. Only one acceptable form of proof is needed to register to vote. The following is a list of acceptable documents to establish your citizenship:

  • A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verifies citizenship and supporting legal documentation (i.e. marriage certificate) if the name on the birth certificate is not the same as your current legal name
  • A legible photocopy of pertinent pages of a United States passport identifying the applicant
  • Presentation to the County Recorder of United States naturalization documents
  • A legible photocopy of a driver license or non-operating identification from another state within the United States if the license indicates that the applicant has provided satisfactory proof of citizenship
  • A legible photocopy of a Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.

If you are registered in Arizona and use the registration form because you move within a county, change your name, or change your political party affiliation, you do not need to provide photocopies of proof of citizenship. You only need to provide proof of citizenship if you are a new resident in an Arizona county.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are a first time voter, you are required to provide your Social Security number and one of the following acceptable items of identification when you register:

  • A valid Georgia driver's license
  • A valid ID card issued by a branch, department, agency, or any other entity of Georgia, any other state, or the U.S. authorized by law to issue personal ID
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A government employee photo ID
  • A valid student ID card containing your photograph from any public or private college, university, or postgraduate technical or professional school located within Georgia
  • A valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • Valid Tribal ID with photo
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate
  • A valid Social Security card
  • A certified naturalization document
  • A certified copy of court records showing adoption, name, or sex change
  • A current utility bill, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address
  • A bank statement, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address
  • A government check or paycheck, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address
  • A government document, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address

You can register by mailing a copy of your identification with your voter registration application; providing a copy of your identification to the registrar during the absentee voting process; or by showing one of the pieces of acceptable identification when voting at your polling place.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you register to vote in person at a parish registrar of voters office, you are required to prove age, residency, and identity. You may submit your current Louisiana driver's license, birth certificate, or other documentation which reasonably and sufficiently establishes your identity, age, and residency.

If you don't have a photo ID you can also bring a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes your name and address.

To register to vote online you must have either a Louisiana driver's license or ID card to complete the form.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When filling out the registration form, you must provide either a driver's license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

If you have neither a driver's license or Social Security number, provide (in-person) or enclose (by mail) a copy of one of the following:

  • Any photo ID with your name
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document that shows your name and current address

ID Needed for Voter Registration

No registration is necessary.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

New voter application asks for one of three identification numbers - a Texas Driver's license number, personal ID number issued by the Texas Department of Safety or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these, you are still eligible to register to vote, but you are required to provide proof of your identity at the polling place. Acceptable ID includes:

  • Driver's license or personal ID card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • Texas Election ID certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal ID card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • US military ID card containing the person's photograph
  • US Citizenship certifcate containing the person's photograph
  • US passport

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are registering to vote by mail, you must provide either your driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your Arkansas voter registration application. If you do not have any of these items, you may be required to vote on a provisional ballot when you vote for the first time unless you submit a photocopy of one of the following with your mail-in application or at the time of voting:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows your name and address
  • Another government document that shows your name and address

ID Needed for Voter Registration

It is not necessary to show any form of ID when registering to vote in person.

If you registering to vote for the first time and are mailing the application form, you must provide proof of identification. Proof of identification includes a copy of:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address

If you do not provide the required proof of identification you will be required to do so at your polling place, or with your voted absentee mail-in ballot.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When filling out your voter registration card, you must provide either your Maine driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are a new voter in Maine, you must send a copy of either your Maine driver's license or a utility bill or a government document that states your name and address with your voter registration form. If you are registering less than 21 days before an election, you must register in person at your town office or city hall, through any motor vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You do not need to show identification when you register to vote in person.

If you register to vote for the first time in Nebraska by mail, you must provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document which is dated within 60 days before date of presentation showing your name and address.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering in person you must provide a current, valid Ohio driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the application.

If registering by mail and you do not provide your current Ohio driver's license or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the application, please enclose with your application a copy of one of the following forms of identification that shows your name and current address:

  • Current valid photo ID card
  • Military ID
  • Current (within one year) utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or government document (except board of elections notifications) showing your name and current address.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

A driver's license or state ID number is required to register to vote. If you do not have either of these identification documents, please fill in the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either write none in the space provided.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote in California you will have to provide your California drivers' license number or identification card number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). If you do not include this information you will be required to provide identification when you vote.

If you register to vote by mail and submit a driver's license number that the state or local elections official can match with an existing state identification record, then you will not be required to provide identification when you vote.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are a first time voter in Idaho, you must either submit a copy of one of the following items with your registration form or show it at the polls prior to voting:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Government document that shows your name and address

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering to vote, you will need to provide either your current, valid Maryland driver's license or MVA ID card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your voter registration form.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You should show ID when you register. If not, you will be required to show ID at the polls. ID must show proof of residence, proof of identity, and a picture is required. Examples of recommended identification include a driver's license or any government issued ID. If the current photo identification does not include the voters current address please bring, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statemet, government check, or other government document that shows voter's name and current residence address is required.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When you register to vote you will need to provide your identification with your application. You can enter your Oklahoma driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the form.

You must sign and date the oath printed on the form. When you sign the voter registration application you swear you are eligible to vote.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are registering for the first time by mail, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. These include:

  • A valid photo ID (driver's license or passport)
  • A copy of a current utility bill
  • A copy of a current bank statement
  • A copy of another government document

If you are registering for the first time in Vermont you must take the Voter's Oath. The Vermont voter registration form contains the voter's oath that must be taken.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

Your completed voter registration form must contain your Colorado driver's license number or your Department of Revenue ID number. If you do not have a driver's license or department of revenue ID number, then you will need to complete a paper registration form and provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. You cannot use a Social Security number when registering to vote online. If you do not have any of these forms of ID, please check the appropriate boxes on the paper registration application form. A unique identifying number will then be assigned to you by the state and you will still be registered to vote. However, if the identification section is left blank and you do not check the box(es) indicating you do not have identification, you will not be registered to vote.

For more information please contact your county clerk and recorder or contact your local League for more information.

  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid Colorado drivers' license
  • Valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or Colorado, or by any Colorado county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States
  • A U.S. military identification card with photograph of the elector
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that show the name and address of the elector. A cable bill, a telephone bill, documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and residence address of the student elector, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of identification
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • Valid student ID card with a photo issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado
  • Valid veteran ID card with a photo issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health administration
  • Valid ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership

Any form of identification that contains an address must have a Colorado address to be valid.

 

ID Needed for Voter Registration

Two forms of identification are required when registering to vote, one of which must show your current residential address.

If you register by mail, sufficient proof of identity is fulfilled by submission of your driver's license number or state identification card number.

If you don't have either of those, verification by one of the following will be required:

  • the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  • a copy of a current and valid photo ID
  • a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other governmental document that shows your name and address

You may also demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of a photo ID issued by a college or university along with either a copy of the applicant's contract or lease for a residence or a postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current address.

If you register by mail, you must vote in person the first time you vote unless you submit your driver license number or state ID number, the last four digits of your social security number or one of the forms of ID listed above.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You must attach identification to your voter registration form if you are registering to vote for the first time in Massachusetts. If you registered to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003, you will be required to show identification when you vote for the first time in a federal election. However, you can also send in a copy of your identification with your voter registration form. Acceptable identification must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote. Examples include:

  • A current and valid driver's license
  • State issued identification card
  • A current utility bill
  • A bank statement
  • A paycheck
  • A government check
  • Other government document showing your name and address

If you send in a copy of your identification with your mail-in voter registration form, it may not be returned to you. If you do not provide such identification, the Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires that you may only cast a provisional ballot which will be counted later, but only after your eligibility to vote has been determined.

If you provide your driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the voter registration form and those numbers are verified, you will not have to provide identification when you register to vote or at the polls. If you do not provide those numbers or if they cannot be verified (you will notified by your town or city clerk if that happens), then you have to provide identification either at town or city hall prior to the election or at the polls when you vote. Acceptable identification is a copy of any of the following:

  • Current and valid photo identification
  • Government check or official document showing name and address
  • Current utility bill showing name and address
  • Paycheck or stub showing name and address

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering to vote, you are required to provide proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile. To prove age, any reasonable documentation indicating you are 18 years of age or older is acceptable. If you do not have sufficient proof of identity, citizenship and domicile, you may sign an affidavit.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote, complete the voter registration form online, print it out and sign it. You can fill out the form online, but will still need to print, sign and mail it in. (Please use black ink.) Mail the form to your county elections official or drop it off in person. You must provide acceptable ID information to register to vote. If you have a current, valid Oregon driver's license or ID, you must provide that number on your voter registration form. If you do not have either of these items, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number on your voter registration form. If you do not have any of these items, you must affirm this on the voter registration form and provide a copy of one of the following with your voter registration form:

  • Valid photo identification
  • A paycheck stub
  • A utility bill
  • A bank statement
  • A government document
  • Proof of eligibility under the uniformed and overseas citizens absentee voting act (UOCAVA) or the voting accessibility for the elderly and handicapped act (VAEH)

Your county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was received. If you are registering in Oregon for the first time, your completed voter registration form must be postmarked 21 days before the election in order to vote in that election. If you are unable to sign your name because of a disability, you should complete the "signature stamp attestation" form, which is available at your local county elections office.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you have a Pennsylvania driver's license, you must provide your driver's license number on your registration form. If you do not have a Pennsylania license you must supply the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, write none in the space provided for this number.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

When submitting your voter registration by mail for the first time, you must provide your Social Security number on the application and a copy of one of the following with your application:

  • A valid photo identification
  • A copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address
  • another government document that shows your name and address (for example a voter card)

Note: If no ID is sent, you must produce ID the first time you vote and it must be in person (not a mailed-in absentee ballot). Click here to download your state's registration form

ID Needed for Voter Registration

You are required to show identification when registering to vote in person. Acceptable identification includes anything with a name and address: a Connecticut driver's license, a utility bill, or even a checkbook. If you register by mail, you must provide your Connecticut driver's license or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the voter registration form, which will be confirmed by the state's centralized voter registration system. This will avoid additional ID requirements for first-time voters in federal elections. First-time voters who register by mail in a federal election are subject to additional requirements.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you register online you are required to provite a valid Indiana driver's license number or state issued ID number.

If you register to vote by mail or in person, you are not required to show identification when registering to vote. However, if you are a first time voter who registered by mail, you may be required to provide additional documentation that matches the address on your voter registration record. Those meet the following qualifications will need to provide additional documentation:

  • You registered to vote in the county between January 1, 2003 and January 1, 2006
  • or
  • You registered to vote in the state after January 1, 2006

However, this does not apply if you submitted an application at a license branch or other voter registration agency. If you are a military or overseas voter, or presented this documentation to the county voter registration office with your registration application, you are also exempt from the additional documentation requirement. You should be notified of this requirement when the county receives your registration application or absentee ballot application.

You may present any of the following types of documents to meet the requirement:

  • Indiana driver's license
  • Indiana state identification card, with your current name and address

NOTE: An Indiana driver's license or Indiana state identification card may meet both the photo ID requirement and the valid and current address requirement.

To fulfill the photo ID requirement the document does not need to contain an address that matches the address on the poll list, but must meet the other requirements. However, to meet the additional document requirement, you only need to present a document that contains a matching name and current address to the poll list.

Other documents that meet the additional documentation requirement:

  • Any other current and valid photo ID that contains your current name and address
  • A current utility bill with your current name and address
  • A bank statement with your current name and address
  • A government check with your current name and address
  • A paycheck with your current name and address
  • Other government documents that show your current name and address

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you hand-deliver your registration application the staff person helping you will take your form and you don't need to do anything else.

If you are registering to vote for the first time in Michigan and you mail in your application, you must either:

  • Enter your drivers license number or personal ID card number where requested on the form
  • Send a copy of either your driver's license or personal ID card or a photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address. Do not send an original document - only a photocopy!

The residential address you use for voter registration must be the same as the address on your driver's license. Submitting a change for a driver's license address will be applied to your voter registration and visa versa.

If you have never voted in Michigan and submit your registration application through the mail or at a voter registration drive, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if:

  • You personally hand-deliver your from to your county, city or township clerk instead of mailing the form
  • You are 60 years or older
  • You are disabled
  • You are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you registered to vote by mail in your county after January 1, 2003 and have never voted in a federal election in the county, you are required to provide your county commissioner of registration with identification. If you registered by mail before January 1, 2003, you are not required to show identification to register.

If you did not provide identification to the county commissioner of registration or if the identification information could not be verified (i.e., your drivers's license number or the last four digits of your social security number), YOU MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION AT THE POLLING PLACE WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE.

Acceptable Identification includes:

  • Any current and valid photo ID
  • Driver’s license
  • Student or job ID
  • Military or other government ID
  • Store membership ID
  • United States passport
  • Bank statement
  • Car registration
  • Government check or document
  • Non-photo driver’s license
  • Rent receipt
  • Sample ballot
  • Utility bill
  • Any other official document

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are a first time voter in Rhode Island, you must provide your valid Rhode Island driver's license number or valid Rhode Island ID number issued by the Rhode Island division of motor vehicles. If you do not have a valid Rhode Island driver's license or Rhode Island ID number, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a driver's license, Rhode Island ID or Social Security number; if these numbers cannot be verified; or if you fail to complete this item on the registration form, you will be required to present one of the forms of identification listed below at the time of registration prior to voting or at the time of voting:

A copy of a current and valid photo ID provided by a third party in the ordinary course of business that includes your name and photo. Examples:

  • Driver's license or ID card of any state
  • US passport
  • Employee ID card
  • ID card provided by a commercial establishment
  • Credit or debit card
  • Military ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Health club ID card
  • Insurance plan ID card
  • Public housing ID card

Or a copy of any of the following documents, provided that they include the name and current address of the registering voter and it is dated since the date of the last General Election, unless the document is inteded to be permanent such as a pardon or discharge:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Government paycheck
  • Document issued by a government agency
  • Sample ballot or other official elections document issued by a governmental agency, dated for the election in which the individual is providing it as proof of residency or identity
  • Voter notification card issued by a governmental agency
  • Public housing ID card issued by a governmental agency
  • Lease or rental statement or agreement issued by a governmental agency
  • Student ID card issued by a governmental agency
  • Tuition statement or bill issued by a governmental agency
  • Insurance plan card or drug discount card issued by a government agency
  • Discharge certificates, pardons, or other official documents issued to the individual by a governmental agency in connection with the resolution of a criminal case, indictment, sentence; or other matter
  • Public transportation authority senior citizen and disabled discount cards issued by a governmental agency
  • ID documents issued by a governmental disability agency
  • ID documents issued by government homeless shelters and other government temporary or transitional facilities
  • Drug prescription issued by a government doctor or other governmental health care provider
  • Property tax statement issued by a governmental agency
  • Vehicle registration issued by a governmental agency
  • Vehicle certificate of ownership issued by a governmental agency

You can bring one of the IDs listed above to the polling place on Election day, or mail a copy of the ID to the local board of canvassers before Election Day.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

ID is necessary to register. If you register by mail and do not have a Washington state driver's license, Washington state ID card, or a Social Security number, you will be required to provide one of the following items when you cast your ballot:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Valid tribal ID of a federally recognized Indian tribe in Washington state
  • Copy of a current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Copy of a current government check
  • Copy of a current paycheck
  • A government document that shows both your name and address

If you do not provide one of the above items either before or at the time of voting, your ballot will be treated as a provisional ballot.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you register in person, you must bring proof of physical address. Examples include a driver's license, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document.

If you are registering by mail, fill out the application and remember to submit a copy of a current and valid ID or bring proof of identification with you to the polls. Valid proof of ID include a photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or any other official government document that shows your name a and address.

If you are registering online you must provide your name (as it appears on your WV ID or drivers license), your birthday, your WV ID or drivers license number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a WV ID number or Social Security Number, you can still fill out the rest of the form online, print, and submit to your County Clerk by mail or in person.

First time West Virginia voters who have registered by mail and did not provide verification with application must show identification at the polls.

 

ID Needed for Voter Registration

Identification is not necessary to register to vote if you use the National Voter Registration Form. However, when registering with the department of elections or at an alternate approved location, current identification is required. The identification must include current and valid photo ID that shows full name and address. Examples include:

  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document that shows full name and address
  • Delaware Drivers License or State ID Card

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote in Iowa, you must provide an Iowa driver's license number or your social security number if you have one. There is a box for your to check on the voter registration form if you have neither of those numbers.

If you are registering to vote for the first time at the polls on Election Day, or after a recent move, you must prove both who you are and where you live. You can use any of these forms of ID as long as they are current, valid and contain an expiration date:

  • Iowa drivers license
  • Iowa non-driver ID card
  • Out-of-state driver's license or non-driver ID card
  • US passport
  • US military ID
  • ID card issued by employer
  • Student ID issued by Iowa high school or college

If your photo ID does not contain your current address, you may use another document to prove where you live. The following are acceptable proof of residence as long as they contain your name and current address:

  • Residential lease
  • Utility bill (including a cell phone bill)
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check or other government document

If you are asked for ID and you don't have any of the documents listed above, you can have another voter who is registered in your precinct who knows you vouch for your ID and residence. If you don't have the needed ID and don't have another voter to vouch for you, you may cast a provisional ballot.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote by mail you need to provide your Minnesota driver's license number or Minnesota ID number. If you do not have a Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these, write NONE in box #10b of your voter registration application. This is required by law.

To register at the polling place on Election Day, you must have authorized proof of residence. This includes:

  • A valid Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit, Minnesota ID card or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • Both 1) a phot ID from the list below and 2) a current bill from the list below with your name and address in the precinct

Photo IDs (may be expired)

  • Minnesota driver's license
  • Minnesota ID card
  • United States passport
  • United States military ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Minnesota University, College or Technical College ID card

Bills (delivered electronically or by mail)

  • Utility bill due within 30 day sof election day (telephone, TV, internet service, electric, gas, solid waste, sewer services, water)
  • Rent statement dated within 30 days of election day that itemizes utilities
  • Current student fee statement

You must re-register if your name or address changes or you have not voted in four years.

ID Needed for Voter Registration

If the voter registration application is submitted by mail and it is the first time you have registered in your county or in the state of New Mexico, you must submit a copy of a current valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Submitting this identification information will allow you to avoid showing personal identification at your polling place on Election Day.

ID Needed for Voting?

You will be asked to show ID at the polls. However, you do not need to show ID in order to vote. If you do not show an ID you must fill out a form before you can vote, but you will still be allowed to cast your ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Delaware Drivers License or State ID
  • US Passport
  • Signed Polling Place or Social Security Card
  • Signed vehicle registration
  • Signed credit card with photo
  • Similar document that IDs the person by photo or signature.

ID Needed for Voting?

You may need to show identification at the poll if:

  • You registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2003 and you have never voted in a primary or general election in your county of residence
  • Your registration is inactive
  • You have moved from the address where you are registered to vote
  • Your right to vote is challenged
  • The precinct election officials do not know you

If you are asked to show ID, you can use a current and valid photo ID or any of the following documents if they show your name and current address:

  • Driver's license or non-operator ID from Iowa or another state
  • US passport
  • US Military ID card
  • Employer-issued ID card
  • Student ID from an Iowa high school, college or university
  • Current utility bill (including cell phone bill),
  • Current bank statement,
  • Current paycheck or government check, or
  • Other current government document.
  • Residential lease
  • Property tax statement

If you are asked for ID and don't have any of the documents listed above, you may have another voter who is registered in your precinct who knows you vouch for your identity and residence.

If you don't have the needed ID and don't have another voter to vouch for you, you may cast a provisional ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

You only need ID to vote if you have not registered before arriving at the polling precinct. You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. Options of proof of residence are as follows:

ID with current name and address:

  • Valid Minnesota driver's license, Minnesota learner's permit, Minnesota ID card or a receipt for any of these
  • Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and signature

Photo ID plus a document with current name and address:

Accepted photo IDs:

  • Driver's license, state ID card or learner's permit issued by any state
  • US passport
  • US military ID card
  • Tribal ID card with name, signature and photo
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
  • Minnesota high school ID card

Accepted documents:

  • Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
  • Current student fee statement
  • Bill, account or start of service statement due or dated within 30 days of election for: phone, TV, internet services, solid waste or sewer services, electric, gas, water, banking or credit card, rent or mortgage payments

Registered voter who can confirm your name and address:

A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to your polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. One registered voter can vouch for up to eight others

College student ID - if a student housing list was provided:

College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials.

Valid registration in same precinct:

If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the elections official your previous name or address. You are not required to provide any additional documentation.

Notice of late registration:

If you registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register on Election Day.

Staff person of a residential facility:

If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polls to confirm your address.

ID Needed for Voting?

If you registered to vote for the first time by mail and did not provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID along with a current utility bill or bank statement, you will need to show some form of ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • An original or copy of a current  and valid photo ID with or without an address (the address doesn't need to match the address on your registration)
  • Original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student ID card or other government document, including ID issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and address (the address doesn't need to match the address on your registration)
  • Verbal or written statement by you (the voter) with your name, year of birth and registered address

If you can not provide any of the above forms of ID you may vote a provisional ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

You will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs on Election Day:

  • South Carolina Driver's License
  • ID Card Issued by South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
  • South Carolina Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

If you do not have one of the above photo IDs, you can get one for free by:

  • Registered voters can get a voter registration card with a photo from their county voter registration and elections office by providing their date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number.
  • Get a DMV ID card at a local DMV office. To see what documentation is required click here.

If you do not have a photo ID on Election Day you may be able to vote a provisional ballot after showing your non-photo voter registration card. You must have a reasonable impediment to obtaining a photo ID in order to vote the provisional ballot. Reasonable impediments include:

  • Religious objection to being photographed
  • Disability or illness
  • Work schedule
  • Lack of transportation
  • Lack of birth certificate
  • Family responsibilities
  • Any other obstacle you find reasonable

To vote under the reasonable impediment exception:

  • Present your current, non-photo registration card at the polling place
  • Sign an affidavit stating why you cannot obtain a photo ID
  • Cast a provisional ballot that will be counted unless the county election commission has reason to believe your affidavit is false.

If you do not have a photo ID and do not have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one, or you forgot to bring it with you to the polls, you may still vote a provisional ballot. However, for your vote to be counted you must provide one of the photo IDs to the county election commission prior to certification of the election (usually the Thursday or Friday after the election).

ID Needed for Voting?

Photo ID is required before you may vote.

The following types of photo ID are acceptable and may be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election:

  • A Wisconsin DOT issued drivers license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT issued ID card
  • Military ID card issued by a US uniformed service
  • US Passport (booklet or card)
  • College ID cards (even if expired)

The following types of ID are acceptable if they are unexpired:

  • Certificate of naturalization that was issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election
  • Driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • ID card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • Citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT issued drivers license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.

You may show an ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin as well, if it is expired or unexpired.

The address on your photo ID card does not have to be current. The name on your photo ID card dose not need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book.

Free photo ID cards available.

If you need a photo ID card in order to vote you can take any of the following documents (original copies only, no photocopies) to your DMV office and fill out an application for ID. You will need one document from each category below to satisfy the application. Your ID will be sent to you through the mail. You will receive a receipt that is valid for 45 days that you can use at the polls until your card arrives.

Proof of Name and Date of Birth:

  • Certified birth certificate from Wisconsin
  • Certified birth certification from another state or territory of the United States or a certificate of birth abroad issued by the US Department of State. Wisconsin will NOT accept any Puerto Rican birth certificate certified before July 1, 2010.
  • Current, non-expired, US passport
  • Valid foreign passport with federal I-551 or I-94, arrival and departure record
  • Valid Wisconsin driver license/DOT issued ID card with your photo and signature
  • Federal I-551 Alien Registration Receipt Card
  • Feder I-94 Arrival-Departure Record (Parole or Refugees Version), a reception and placement program assurance form plus a letter from sponsoring agency and MV3002
  • US Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570)
  • Us Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561)
  • Federal temporary resident card or employment authorization card (I-688, I-688B or I-766)
  • Native American ID Card issued in Wisconsin by a federally recognized tribe
  • Court order with court seal related to the adoption or divorce of the individual or to a name or gender change that includes the person's current full legal name, date of birth and the person's prior name. This does not include an abstract of criminal or civil conviction
  • Armed Forces of the US ID card; Common Access Card of DD Form 2
  • TSA Transpiration Worker ID Credential (TWIC card)

Proof of Identity:

  • A valid WI or out-of-state driver license (not a Canadian driver license) with your photo. Temporary out-of-state driving receipts are not acceptable
  • Military discharge papers, including Federal DD-214
  • US Government and Military Dependent ID Card
  • A valid WI or out of state ID card (not Canadian) with your photo
  • Certified copy of a Marriage Certificate or Judgment of Divorce
  • Social Security Card issued by the Social Security Administration
  • If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian can show a valid WI driver license or ID card to confirm your identity
  • TSA Transportation Worker ID Credential (TWIC card)

Proof of Citizenship or Legal Status:

  • US state or local government-issued certificate of birth (certified copy - birth registration and hospital certificates are not acceptable)
  • Valid US passport
  • US Certificate of Citizenship (federal form N-560 or N-561)
  • US Certificate of Naturalization (federal form N-550 or N-570)
  • DHS/Transportation Security Administration (TSA) transportation worker ID credential

Proof of Wisconsin Residency:

  • Employee photo ID card issued by your current employer, containing your employer's name and address. Your employer's telephone number may be required for verification.
  • Pay check or stub or earning statement with your name and WI address, and your employer's name and address, issued within the last 90 days. Your employer's telephone number may be required for verification
  • A utility bill for water, gas, electricity or landline telephone service issued within the last 90 days. Cable or similar bundles of service that include landline telephone service is included in this category. Electronic copies are acceptable
  • Cell phone bills. Electronic copies are acceptable
  • An account statement from a WI bank/financial institution issued within the last 90 days. This includes savings, checking or money market accounts held in banks or credit unions. Electronic copies are acceptable
  • Certified school record or transcript that identifies you by name, shows your current address and is issued within the last 90 days for the most recent school period
  • Mortgage documents for a residential property located in Wisconsin
  • Community based/assisted living residential contracts
  • Your current valid homeowner, renter or motor vehicle insurance policy dated within one year of application
  • Government issued correspondence or product issued within the last 90 days from a federal, state, county or city agency
  • Department of Corrections document: Letters from probation/parole agents on letterhead issued within the last 90 days
  • Your college enrollment document or Form 2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status with your current WI address
  • A photo ID card issued by a WI accredited university or college that contains the following: date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves student's current address (housing contract or lease)
  • Valid Wisconsin hunting or fishing license.

If you are an absentee voter or have a sincere religious belief against being photographed, you may no need to show a photo ID in order to vote.

If you're in the military, live permanently overseas or are classified as a confidential elector, you do NOT need a photo ID to cast your absentee ballot.

If you are indefinitely confined (have difficulty traveling to the polling place due to age, physical illness, infirmity or disability), or live in a nursing home or care facility, you do NOT need to show your photo ID to vote.

If you wish to obtain an ID for voting purposes, but have spiritual beliefs which prevent you from being photographed, you can receive a State ID card without a photo at any DMV office.

For more information about photo ID please see this brochure.

ID Needed for Voting?

You must present one of the following forms of valid photo ID before voting:

  • Alabama driver's license or non-driver ID card issued by the Alabama DMV
  • Any other photo ID issued by Alabama, any other state government, or the US
  • Federal Issued ID
  • US passport
  • Employee photo ID card issued by Alabama or the US
  • US military photo ID
  • Alabama photo voter ID card
  • Student or staff photo ID issued by a public or private college, university or postgraduate technical or professional school in Alabama
  • Tribal photo ID card

If you do not have a valid photo ID you  may vote only if you are identified by two election officials in the polling place as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote and the election officials execute an affidavit stating this. 

If you do not have a valid photo ID and the election officials are not able to identify you, you must cast a provisional ballot.

Free photo ID available!

If you do not have a photo ID, you may obtain one from the Secretary of State or from your county Board of Registrars. You are able to get a new photo ID card each time you move within the state. If you are elderly or have a disability such that your polling place is not accessible, you are not required to produce identification when voting by absentee ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

Identification is required of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application.

ID Needed for Voting?

Voters must show photo ID when casting a vote. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A driver's license or nondriver's ID card issued by Kansas, or by another state or district in of the U.S.
  • A concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas, or a concealed carry of handgun or weapon license issued by another state or district of the U.S.
  • A U.S. passport
  • An employee badge or ID document issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency
  • A military ID issued by the U.S.
  • A student ID card issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas.
  • A public assistance ID card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency.
  • An ID card issued by an Indian tribe

Photo ID is also required for early voting and absentee voting. EXCEPTIONS AVAILABLE: Persons over 65 may use expired documentation as proof of identity.

FREE ID: ID cards for persons over 17 years old are free if the applicant signs an affidavit attesting that the ID is needed for purposes of voting in Kansas and that the applicant does not possess any other form of identification qualifying as acceptable ID for voting. The applicant must also produce evidence that he/she is a registered voter in Kansas. Find that affidavit here. Unique among the states, Kansas provides free birth certificates to persons born in Kansas if needed to acquire a photo ID for voting.

ID Needed for Voting?

Photo ID is required in order to vote. You must show one of the following forms of ID - expired photo IDs are acceptable as long as they are not more than 10 years old:

  • A driver's license
  • Photo ID card issued by a branch, department or entity of the Staet of Mississippi
  • US passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college
  • US military ID
  • Tribal photo ID
  • Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the US governemtn or any state government
  • Mississippi Voter ID Card

If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you can obtain a Mississippi Voter ID Card at no cost. You can apply for a Mississippi Voter ID card at any Circuit Clerk's office during normal business hours. Or call 1-855-868-3745 for more information.

 

ID Needed for Voting?

If you are a new voter who is registering by mail, you will be required to show identification when you go to vote for the first time. If you are already registered at the board of elections or a state agency, you should not have to show identification at the polls. It is advisable for all new voters to bring identification when voting for the first time. Acceptable IDs to to vote are:

  • Passport
  • Government ID card
  • Military ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Public housing ID card
  • Any ID specified by HAVA and New York State law as acceptable
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check (Social Security, tax refund, military paycheck or paycheck stub)
  • Other government documents with your name and address including but not limited to: voter registration card, hunting, fishing, or trapping license or firearm permit.

ID Needed for Voting?

You must show one of the following forms of ID at the polls when you go to vote:

  • A South Dakota driver's license or non-driver ID card
  • A passport or an identification card, including a picture, issued by an agency of the U.S. government
  • A tribal identification card, including a picture
  • US Government photo ID
  • US Armed Forces ID
  • Student photo ID from a South Dakota high school
  • A current ID that includes a picture, issued by an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within South Dakota

If you do not have a photo ID, you can sign a personal ID affidavit.

ID Needed for Voting?

No form of identification (including a registration card,) needs to be shown at the polls when voting. You are only required to show identification when registering to vote.

Wyoming allows qualified voters to register at the polls on Election Day by bringing an acceptable form of ID to the polls:

  • Wyoming driver's license
  • A different state's driver's license
  • An ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency
  • A U.S. passport
  • School ID
  • Military ID

You can also show two of the following in any combination:

  • Certification of U.S. citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter registration card from another state or county
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal
  • Certification of birth abroad issued by the department of state
  • Any other form of identification issued by an official agency

ID Needed for Voting?

You will need to show your signed voter ID card, or any other signed ID that will allow the election worker to verify your signature. Examples include your driver's license, military ID, Indian ID, fish and game license, state ID card, passport, or senior citizen ID card. A picture ID is not necessary.

You may also present one of the following forms of ID if it includes your name and current address:

  • current utility bill or pay check
  • government check or bank statement
  • other government issued ID

After showing your ID, you will sign your name on the precinct register. When doing this, check the address that is listed. If your address is incorrect, tell the election worker and vote a questioned ballot. This will allow the Division of Elections to update your voter registration record with your correct address.

If you do not have an acceptable ID you can get one from your local DMV.

If you do not have ID or your name does not appear on the precinct register, you must vote a questioned ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

To vote at the polls, you must provide picture identification that also shows a signature OR picture identification and another form of ID with your signature.

Examples of accepted photo IDs with a signature are:

  • Florida driver's license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran health ID card issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
  • Employee ID card issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county or a municipality

If you have additional questions about voter ID, please contact your local elections office.

If your photo ID does not have your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that does have your signature.

If you do not bring a valid ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

ID Needed for Voting?

ID is required, however photo ID is not required.

Acceptable forms of ID include a personal acquaintance of the precinct officer, or a document such as a driver's license, Social Security card, or credit card or another form of ID containing both a picture and a signature.

ID Needed for Voting?

You must show an acceptable form of ID when going to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are as follows:

  • ID issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
  • ID issued by the U.S. government or agency
  • ID issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational or technical school located within Missouri
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains your name and address
  • A driver's license or state ID card issued by another state

The Missouri DMV will issue free non-driver's licenses to those (with proper identification requirements,) who need them to vote.

ID Needed for Voting?

Identification is required of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application. If you have voted in previous elections, or registered in person, no ID is needed to vote.

If you do need to show ID at the polls, acceptable forms include any bill in your name at your address or even the vouching of your ID by a poll official.

ID Needed for Voting?

A photo ID is required when you vote. All voters must present an ID containing the voter's name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day. Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee drivers license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • State-issued handgun carry permit with your photo

IDs that are not acceptable:

  • College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government

Who is exempt?

  • Voters who vote absentee by mail
  • Voters who are residents of a licensed nursing home or assissted living center and who vote at the facility
  • Voters who are hospitalized
  • Voters with a religious objection to being photographed
  • Voters who are indigent and unable to obtain a photo ID without paying a fee

If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free photo ID from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security at a driver service center. You will need proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate), two proofs of Tenessee residency (such as a voter registration card, utility bill, vehicle registration/title, or bank statement), and if your name differs from that on your primary ID, proof of the changed name (such as a certified marriage certificate, divorce decree, certified court order, etc.). If you do not have a photo on your driver's license and no other form of valid photo ID, you may visit a driver service center to have your photo added to your license for free upon request.

If you do not bring a valid photo ID to the polling place you may vote a provisional ballot. You will then have two business days after Election Day to return to the election commission office to show a valid ID.

For more information visit the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

ID Needed for Voting?

You will be required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. You will announce your name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification that bears your name, address, and photograph or two different forms of identification that bear your name and address. An identification is valid unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address:

  • Valid Arizona driver's license
  • Valid Arizona non-operating identification license
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued ID

Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear your name and address (two required):

  • Utility bill that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
  • Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Indian census card
  • Property tax statement of your residence
  • Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
  • Recorder's certificate
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued ID, including a voter registration card issued by the county recorder
  • Arizona vihicle insurance
  • Any maining to the elector marked "Official Election Material"

Other acceptable forms of identification are one identification with name and photo of the elector accompanied by one non-photo identification with name and address.

  • Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
  • U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
  • U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2

An identification is valid unless it can be determined on its face that it has expired.

ID Needed for Voting?

When you arrive at your polling place, you will be required to present one of the following forms of identification:

  • A Georgia driver's license, even if it is expired
  • A photo ID issued by a state or federal government agency
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • An employee ID card containing your photograph and issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of Georgia
  • A valid U.S. military ID card
  • A valid tribal ID card.
  • If you do not have one of the above forms of ID, the State of Georgia offers a free Voter Identification Card.

If you are unable to show identification at the time of voting you may cast a provisional ballot which will be counted only if you present identification within the two day period following the election. For more information on the acceptable forms of photo ID and the free Voter Identification Card, please visit your state's resource.

ID Needed for Voting?

To vote, you must either present a valid photo ID, or sign an affidavit if no photo ID is available. Acceptable photo ID includes:

  • A Louisiana driver's license
  • A Louisiana special ID card (you can get one for free at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card).
  • Any other generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature

If you do not have any form of ID, you can still vote by signature on a voter affidavit.

You can also get a free Louisian Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information car.

ID Needed for Voting?

Before you receive your ballot you must present a current photo ID, such as a driver's license or US passport.

If you do not have a photo ID, you can show any of the following to cast your ballot. All must have your name and current address in order to be valid.

  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Voter confirmation notice
  • Government check or other government document

If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you can still vote by requesting and filling out a Polling Place Elector ID form. Or you can vote a provisional ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

Acceptable forms of identification must include, name, date of birth and your street address. P.O. Boxes do not establish residency and CANNOT be accepted. If you do not have the below acceptable forms of ID, you may still cast your ballot by signing a declaration or affidavit at the polls.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Driver's license
  • Non-driver's ID card
  • Tribal government issued ID card
  • Long-term car ID certificate (provided by ND facility)

If you are voting absentee, acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Any forms of ID listed above
  • Passport or Military ID - Only for ND residents living outside the US who do not possess one of the other forms of ID
  • Attester - an applicant without acceptable form of ID may use an attester. The attester must provide his or her name, ND drivers license, non-driver's, or tribal ID number and sign the absentee/mail ballot application form to attest to the applicant's ND residency and voting eligibility.

If you don't have the acceptable form of ID, you can get one from your local Drivers License Center.

ID Needed for Voting?

If you  have one of the below forms of ID, you must show one at the polling location before you can cast a vote. If you do not have one of these forms of ID you may still cast a normal ballot! See below for more information.

Types of acceptable ID:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

If you do not have any of these forms of ID but still wish to vote, you may do so by signing a declaration saying you have a "reasonable impediment" to obtaining one of these forms of ID. You must also show some alternative form of ID, such as:

  • Voter registration certificate
  • Driver's license or personal ID card from any state (regardless of expiration date)
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Any other government document that shows your name and address.

Once you sign the form and show your ID you will be able to cast a normal ballot at your polling place.

ID Needed for Voting?

Photo IDs are not required to cast your ballot.

If you are a first time voter who registered by mail and did not submit a copy of the required ID with the applications, you must show one of the following before casting your ballot:

  • Valid Arkansas Driver's License or other photo ID
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address

If you do not show one of these forms of ID you may vote a Provisional Ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

Poll workers may ask you provide a photo ID with a signature. However, this is not required in order to vote. If you have no ID you will be asked to give your date of birth and residence address to the poll worker in order to verify the information in the poll book.

Identification is required of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application. Acceptable forms of ID include any current and valid photo ID, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.

 

ID Needed for Voting?

If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to provide identification to receive a ballot. If you are registering on Election Day, you will need to provide proof of identity and residency.

ID Needed for Voting?

No identification is required unless you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide verification with your registration application. Please check with your local election officials to determine what form of ID is needed at the polls.

ID Needed for Voting?

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • A military identification;
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.   “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.    “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.  “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio

ID Needed for Voting?

In order to vote in Utah you need a valid voter ID. This is either a form of ID that has your name and photo or two forms of ID that have your name and proof of residence. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • A current, valid Utah driver's license
  • A current, valid ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States
  • A current, valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • A current, valid US passport
  • A valid tribal ID card, whether or not the card includes a photo of the voter

Or, provide two forms of the following:

  • A current utility bill or copy dated within 90 days before the election
  • A bank or other financial account statement, or a copy
  • A certified birth certificate
  • A valid Social Security card
  • A check issued by the state or federal government or a copy
  • A current, valid Utah hunting or fishing license
  • A paycheck from the voter's employer, or a copy
  • A current, valid US military ID card
  • Certified naturalization documents (not a green card)
  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter's adoption or name change
  • A bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • A tribal treaty card
  • A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • A current, valid ID card issued by a local government within the state
  • A current, valid ID card issued by an employer
  • A current, valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state
  • A current Utah vehicle registration

ID Needed for Voting?

A first-time voter who registers and did not provide identification with their application, may need to show identification at the polls. To be safe, bring your driver's license or another photo ID.

ID Needed for Voting?

All voters are required to show photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit to cast a regular ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • An Idaho driver's license or photo Identification Card
  • A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card
  • A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
  • A tribal photo identification card.

NOTE: The name on the ID must match the name on the registration list in the poll book but common abbreviations and nicknames are acceptable.

If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can get one from your local DMV. You must bring proof of age, residency, legal presence, name change (if applicable) and your Social Security number in order to obtain your new ID.

ID Needed for Voting?

You will be asked to provide identification at the polling place if:

  • You are voting for the first time in Maryland
  • You registered to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003
  • You have not previously met the identification requirements

If you registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2006, you most likely satisfied the identification requirement during the registration process. If you did not satisfy the requirement, your county election board will have notified you and requested information to satisfy the identification requirement. You can satisfy the identification requirement by providing one of the following:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver's license, MVA-issued ID card, student, employee or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other state or federal government issued ID card.)
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.

ID Needed for Voting?

If you are a first time voter, and did not provide an acceptable form of ID with your registration from, you may be asked to show ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current Nevada drivers' license
  • Current Nevada state ID card
  • Armed Forces ID card
  • Sheriff's Work ID card
  • ID card issued by an Agency of the State of Nevada or other political subdivision
  • Student ID card
  • US Passport
  • Tribale ID card

Other forms of ID may be used. Please check with your County Clerk for more information.

ID Needed for Voting?

When voting in person you will need proof of identification:

Proof of identity documents for voting must have been issued by the United States government, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government.

The document used for proof of identity for voting must contain the following information:

  • The name of the person to whom it was issued
  • A photograph of the person to whom it was issued
  • An expiration date that is after the date of the election, unless the identification is valid indefinitely

Examples include:

  • An Oklahoma driver's license
  • State identification card
  • A U.S. passport
  • Military identification
  • A voter identification card received by mail from the County Election Board when you registered to vote. The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph or an expiration date.

If you do not have proof of identity, you may only vote by provisional ballot. When you cast a provisional ballot you will be required to fill out and sign an affidavit swearing or affirming you are the person identified on the precinct voter registry. Your provisional ballots will be sealed inside a special envelope and not put through the voting device.

After election day, County Election Board officials will review the information you provided on the affidavit and if it matches your voter registration information they will count your ballot. If the information you provided does not match your voter registration information your vote will be rejected.

ID Needed for Voting?

First-time voters that registered by mail and did not provide verification are required to show identification at the polls.

ID Needed for Voting?

If you are voting by mail for the first time you may need to provide a photocopy of your identification with your ballot. Voters who recently registered for the first time and are voting by mail are required to provide a photocopy of their identification.

When voting in person you will need one of the following types of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license
  • A valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or Colorado, or by any Colorado county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States
  • A valid U.S. military identification card with photograph of the elector
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. A cable bill, a telephone bill, documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and residence address of the student elector, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of identification
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado.
  • A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible election
  • A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
  • A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood
  • Verification that a voter is a resident of a group residential facility
  • Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services and confined and eligible to register and vote

A Social Security number (or last four digits) is NOT a legal form of identification for voting in person. Neither is any document produced by Colorado's statewide registration system.

ID Needed for Voting?

Identification is not required to vote at the polls, although you will be required to verify your signature.

If you register to vote by mail and did not submit any ID with the registration, you must show one of the below forms of ID to vote:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Lease or contract for residence
  • Student ID and mail addressed to voter's residence
  • Government document

All forms of ID above must show your name and address. If you do not show any of these types of ID you will be asked to vote a Provisional Ballot.

Illinois voters who vote during the early voting period must vote in person and must provide a valid identification. Valid forms of identification for this purpose include a current driver's license, state-issued identification card, or another government-issued identification card.

ID Needed for Voting?

If you are voting for the first time in MA in a federal election, are an inactive voter or are casting a provisional or challenged ballot, you may be asked to provide ID at the polls. You are also required to show an ID if you're voting for the first time in MA after registering by mail and did not include a copy of your ID in your mailed in registration form.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Driver's license
  • State issued ID card
  • Recent utility bill
  • Rent receipt
  • Lease
  • Copy of voter registration affidavit
  • Any other printed ID that contains your name and address

 

ID Needed for Voting?

A photo ID will be requested of you, but you may sign a simple affidavit and have your photo taken.

Acceptable Federal and State Photo IDs (may be expired within the last five years, unless you are over 65 and then no expiration restrictions apply)

  • Driver's license issued by any state
  • Non-driver's photo ID from any state
  • US Armed Services phtot ID
  • US passport or passport card
  • NH photo ID issued by the DMV for voting purposes only

Student Photo IDs (no date is required)

  • NH schools including public and private colleges and universities, community colleges and licensed career schools
  • Public high schools and private high schools that are approved by the NH Department of Educations

Other

  • A photo ID deemed acceptable by a Supervisor of the Checklist, Moderator or Town or City Clerk
  • Verification of a person's identity by a Supervisor of the Checklist, Moderator or Town or City Clerk
  • An affidavit filled out and signed by the voter and an authorized election officer

If you do not have an approved photo ID you may get a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from your town/city clerk to any New Hampshire DMV office that issues identification.

ID Needed for Voting?

Oregon has a vote by mail process. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, a ballot is mailed to each registered voter.

You will need to sign the return envelope of your ballot. Your signature will be matched with your voter registration card to verify your identity.

ID Needed for Voting?

Unless your are a first time voter, you do not need to show any ID to vote a regular ballot on Election Day.

First time voters are required to show some form of ID, but it does not need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Pennsylvania driver's license or PENNDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the US Government
  • US Passport
  • US armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth that shows name and address
  • Non-photo ID issued by the US Government that shows name and address
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill that shows name and address
  • Current bank statement that shows name and address
  • Current paycheck that shows name and address
  • Government check that shows name and address

All voters may be asked to show ID at the polls, however, you cannot be stopped from voting a regular ballot if you do not provide a valid ID.

 

ID Needed for Voting?

Voters must show one of the following forms of photo ID at the polls:

  • Virginia Driver's License or other photo ID issued by Virginia
  • US Passport
  • Any government-issued photo ID card (issued by the US Government, Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
  • Student ID that has a photograph and that was issued by any institution of higher learning in Virginia
  • Student ID issued by a public or private school in VA displaying a photo
  • Employee ID card that has a photograph and that was issued by the employer in the ordinary course of business
  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran's ID card
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia

For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, click here.

If you do not have a photo ID you can get a free voter identification card from any county registrar, whichever is most convenient for you. You will need to fill out the Voter Photo Identification Application, get your photo taken and give the registrar your electronic signature. Your photo ID card will be mailed within 7-10 days.

If you apply for a photo ID card less than 21 days before the next election, you will receive a temporary ID in the registrar's office that is valid for 30 days. You will still receive your permanent ID through the mail. 

ID Needed for Voting?

You must either show identification or sign a one line affidavit at the polling place if you have not provided proper identification when registering. A photo ID is not required. Acceptable forms of ID at the polling place are:

  • A Social Security card
  • Any other preprinted form of identification that shows your name and address, name and signature, or name and photograph.
  • Any current and valid photo ID that shows your name and address
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address

If you do not have identification, the affidavit form requires your name, residential address, date of birth, and signature. The affidavit states, under penalty of false statement, that you are the one whose name appears on the official checklist.

First time voters who registered to vote by mail and did not provide acceptable ID at registration must show identification at the polls or with their absentee ballots. Acceptable forms of identification include a copy of a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address. If you are a first time voter, you will be required to present identification and may not use the secretary of state's affidavit in lieu of acceptable ID.

ID Needed for Voting?

Photo ID is required of all voters casting a ballot in person. There are exceptions for certain confined voters and voters casting absentee ballots by mail. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver's license, passport, military ID or picture ID from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The criteria for acceptable ID include:

  • Photograph
  • A name which matches the voter registration record
  • An expiration date after Election Day
  • Must have been issued by the U.S. government or the state of Indiana

A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the four criteria specified above. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes. For more information for college students, click here.

If you do not have an acceptable form of ID you can get one for free from your local BMV location!

ID Needed for Voting?

You must show a photo ID or sign an affidavit attesting that you do not have a photo ID in order to cast a ballot.

Voters with picture ID: Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. 

Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:

• Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state.

• Federal or state government-issued photo ID.

• U.S. passport.

• Military identification card with photo.

• Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.

• Tribal identification card with photo.

If you do not have a driver's license or other form of photo ID, you can get a state ID card at your local Secretary of State branch for $10. People over 65, people who have had driving privileges terminated due to physical or mental disability, or are blind do not need to pay this fee.

Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

Questions regarding the voter identification requirement can be directed to your local city or township clerk’s office.

ID Needed for Voting?

Identification is not required unless you are a first time voter who registered by mail and did not provide ID verification with application. If you registered to vote by mail in your county after January 1, 2003, and never voted in a federal election in the county, you are required to provide your county commissioner of registration with identification.

Acceptable Identification includes current and valid ID such as:

  • Driver's license
  • Student or job ID
  • Military or other government ID
  • Store membership ID
  • United States passport
  • Bank statement
  • Car registration
  • Government check or document
  • Non-photo driver's license
  • Rent receipt
  • Sample ballot
  • Utility bill
  • Any other official document

Every person registering to vote must provide his or her NJ driver's licensenumber or MVC non-driver ID number. If the registrant does not have either a driver's license or MVC ID, the last four numbers of his or her socialsecurity number must be provided. These numbers will be verified by theNew Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The registrant will be notified if the numbers cannot be matched. If the registrant does not have a driver's license, a MVC non-driver ID or social security number can be entered into that box on the registration form.

If you show identification, you will vote via the voting machine. If you do not show identification, you will vote via provisional ballot and have until the close of business on the second day after the election, to provide identification to the applicable county election office. You will be given a hand-out at the polling place that will tell you which county election office to contact.

ID Needed for Voting?

Voters must show a photo ID at the polls. Acceptable IDs include:

  • RI driver's license
  • U.S. passport
  • ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
  • U.S. military identification card
  • ID card issued by the U.S. government or State of Rhode Island like a RIPTA bus pass
  • Government-issued medical card
  • RI Voter ID

Registered voters who don't have an acceptable current and valid photo ID can get a free Voter ID the Secretary of State office in Providence during normal business hours. To find more information on where to get a free Voter ID and for information on how to get a Voter ID visit the Secretary of State website

No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at the polling place matches the signature on their voter registration.

ID Needed for Voting?

ID is only required if you use an audiovisual unit at a voting center. Acceptable forms of ID for voting include:

  • Photo ID, such as a driver's license, state ID card, student ID card, or tribal ID card
  • Voter registration card
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

A voter who does not have ID may vote a provisional ballot.

ID Needed for Voting?

If you registered by mail, you will have to take a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current document with your updated name and address the first time you vote.

Registration Deadline

You must be registered 30 days before an election to vote in a municipal or state election.

To vote in a Presidential election, you may register and vote on Election Day at designated polling places, but you may only vote for the offices of the President and Vice President, not in state, local or other federal races.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

 

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The in registration deadline for in person, mailed or online registrations is 29 days before an election. New Washington State voters can still register to vote up until the 8th day before an election.

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The registration deadline is 21 days before the election. You can now register to vote online! Fill out the forms found here to submit your registration application.

For more information contact your local board of elections.

Registration Deadline

You can now register to vote online! Just submit the form before the deadline in order to register to vote.

The registration deadline is the fourth Saturday before a Primary or General Election. The deadline is 10 days before a Special Election.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

You may register in person on Election Day! Be sure to bring the correct voter ID to the polls in order to successfully register at the polls.

If you choose to register by mail, the form must be received by your election officials 10 days before primary and general elections, and 11 days before all other elections. If you mail your registration application, it must be postmarked 15 days before the election or received by either 10 or 11 days before the election, depending on the type of election.

Registration is permanent. After you register, you do not have to register again unless you move.

 

Registration Deadline

If you want you name to appear in the books at your polling place on Election Day, you must register 21 days before the election.

You may also register online though the Secretary of State website. You must complete the online registration 21 days before the election.

Election Day Registration is available at your polling place.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

Voter registration closes 28 days prior to an election. Hand-delivered voter registrations should be taken directly to the county clerk and may be delivered until the Friday after the close of registration.

You may now register to vote online! You will your social security number and driver's license number or state ID number in order to complete the form.

Registration Deadline

You must be registered 30 days prior to Election Day. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible.

There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote.

You can now register to vote online! You must have a South Carolina driver's license or DMV ID in order to complete this form. You can register to vote any time online, however, you must complete the form before the 30 day deadline in order to vote in the next election. If you register online after 30 days before the election you'll be able to vote in the following election.

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The mail in voter registration deadline is the 20th day before the election. You can use the Mail in Voter registration form to register by mail. Contact your municipal clerk's office for more details.

Election day registration is available at your polling place.

Registration Deadline

You can now register online. To do so, fill out the information here. You will need to enter your driver license number or a state non-license number when filling out this form.

The registration deadline is 14 days before the election.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

Applications must be postmarked 30 days before the election. You can register at the polls on Election Day if you bring one of the following items:

  • Current and valid government issued photo identification card with your address
  • Current lease or utility bill with your address
  • Bank statement with your address
  • Government issued check with your address
  • Paycheck/stub with your name and address
  • Other government issued document that shows your name and address

You can now register to vote online! Just fill out the form and submit before the deadline - 22 days before an election.

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The deadline to register to vote by mail or in person is 21 days before the election.

Registration Deadline

In person registration at the county clerk's office must be done at least 30 days prior to the election in which you want to vote. In most cases, circuit clerks and municipal clerks are available to register voters between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Mail in registration applications must be postmarked 30 days prior to the election.

Registration Deadline

You can register any time during the year, your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election. Please contact the New York State Board of Elections for specific times and locations.

New York residents have the option to become organ donors when they register to vote. Please check the voter registration form for more information.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

 

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The deadline for registration is 15 days before any election. Your card must be received by the auditor by this deadline if you are to vote in the next election.

 

Registration Deadline

The deadline for voter registration is 14 days before an election. Election Day registration is available at the polls.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 30 days before an election.

Alaska law allows for same day voter registration for the purposes of voting for President and Vice President of the United States. You may vote a questioned ballot at any polling place, vote an in-person absentee ballot at an absentee voting location or vote by mail.

Registration Deadline

You can apply to register to vote at any time. However, to vote in an election, you must be registered in the state by the book closing date, which is 29 days before each election. You may pre-register to vote if you are 17 years old or have received a valid Florida driver's license, whichever occurs earlier.

  • Note: To vote in a Florida election you must be registered for at least 29 days prior to the election date. If you prefer to vote during the time designated for early voting, you must be registered for 29 days by this time or you will not be able to vote at that time.

 

Registration Deadline

Your completed voter registration card must be mailed or returned at least 29 days prior to the election.

Registration Deadline

In order to be registered to vote in an election, you need to be registered by 5:00 p.m., or the normal close of business of any public building where registration is allowed, whichever is later, on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. If you register after such time, you are registered to vote in subsequent elections.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

Voter registration forms must be either postmarked or delivered in person by 5 pm 25 days before Election Day.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application.

Registration Deadline

You must register 30 days prior to the election. Registration in person depends on the office hours of each county elections office.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 29 days before an election.

Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline is 30 days prior to the election. Mail in registration must be postmarked by this deadline to be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.

You can now register to vote online! You must have a valid driver's license or ID card with a signature on file with DDS in order to complete the registration online. If you don't have either of these forms of ID you can complete the paper registration.

If you move within the same county in which you are registered to vote and do not notify the registrar at least 30 days prior to an election, you may vote in your old polling place for that election. You must file a notice of your new address. This can be done by writing your county board of registrars, or by submitting a new voter registration application. If you move outside the county in which you are registered to vote in excess of 30 days prior to an election, you have lost your eligibility to vote in the county of your old residence. You must reregister to vote in your new county of residence. If you do not reregister to vote by the deadline, you cannot vote in that particular election.

Registration Deadline

Louisiana statutes require you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election.

You can now register to vote online! If you submit your application online you must have a Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana special ID card number to complete the process. You will also need to enter the last four digits of your social security number on the form.

Registration Deadline

Regular registration closes at 5pm 30 days before election day. Voters can late-register at the county election office beginning 29 days through the close of the polls on election day.

Registration Deadline

There is no voter registration.

Registration Deadline

There is no length of residency requirement before registering to vote in Texas. To vote in an upcoming election, the properly completed voter registration form must be postmarked 30 days before the upcoming election to be valid. In person registration must also be completed 30 days before an election.

You may request a postage-paid application by filling out the application form. A voter registration application will be mailed to you soon after. You must mail the voter registration application to the voter registrar in your county of residence. You may also pick up a voter registration application at many post offices, libraries, Texas department of public safety offices, or Texas department of human services offices throughout the state.

If you moved within the same county where you are currently registered, you must file the new address information in writing with your voter registrar or you may submit the in county change online. If you miss this deadline, you may return to your old precinct to vote, but you will be required to complete a statement of residence confirming your new address in your new precinct.

If you moved to a new county, you must re-register in your new county of residence to be eligible to vote in the election. If you miss this deadline, you may be eligible to vote a limited ballot. A limited ballot is available only during the early voting period. The limited ballot application will also act as a voter registration application. Contact your county voter registration official for more information.

If you are a student who spends several weeks or months a year in different locations, but you want to vote in Texas, you will need to decide which place in Texas is the geographic location you consider to be your permanent home. This location should be where you intend to return after any temporary absence. When you are describing your residence on the voter application, you are making a factual statement to the best of your knowledge and belief. You are presumed under Texas law to be in the best position to make a factual determination concerning where your residence is for registration purposes. However, you cannot register in more than one location; if you register in one county but put another Texas county as your home on the application, your application will be forwarded to the Texas county of your residence.

Registration Deadline

To qualify to vote in the election, you must apply to register to vote 30 days before the election. If you mail the form, it must be postmarked by that date. You may also present it to a voter registration agency representative or your county clerk, by that date. If you completed your application at a voter registration drive, the organizers must submit it to the county clerk or secretary of state's office within 21 days of the date on the application or no later than 30 days prior to the election.

If you submit your application close to an election registration deadline, you are strongly advised to follow up on your registration status with your county clerk before Election Day. If an election deadline is approaching, you can ensure your eligibility by applying in person with your county clerk. If you have not received verification from your county clerk, be sure to confirm your registration before Election Day.

You can register to vote at any of the following places:

  • County clerk's office in your home county
  • State revenue Office
  • Driver services (pick up a paper form or ask for your information to be transmitted electronically)
  • Public library or Arkansas state library
  • Public assistance agency
  • Disability agency
  • Military recruitment office

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 30 days before the election.

You can now register to vote online! Just follow the directions on this site to complete your registration application. You must have a current Hawaii drivers license or state ID card in order to register online.

Registration Deadline

To register by mail, you must do so 21 days before Election Day. However, you are able to register in person up until and on Election Day. When registering in person 21 days before an election, or on Election Day, you must show proof of identity and residency.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

 

 

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Mail in registrations must be mailed and postmarked on or before the third Friday before an election. You can register in person at the County Clerk/Election Commissioner's office before 6pm on the second Friday before an election

You can now register to vote online! You will need your driver's license or state ID card in order to fill out the application. Online applications must be submitted on or before the third Friday before the election.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 30 days before the election.

Registration Deadline

Voter registration forms must be postmarked at least 30 days before an election in order to vote in the upcoming election. You may deliver your registration form in person to the county clerk at least 7 days before the election.

You may now register to vote online! Just be sure to complete the registration form at least 7 days before the election in order to vote on Election Day.

You are not able to vote early unless you register to vote at least 15 days before Election Day.

Voter registration is valid for life, unless you move, change your name, or wish to affiliate with a different party. To change your voter registration status for any of the above reasons, simply fill out a new voter registration forms.

Registration Deadline

In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide Election Day. For more information on California's registration deadline, please visit your state's website.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

 

Registration Deadline

You must register with your County Clerk or official registrar 25 days before any election. Voters are required to provide their driver's license number when registering, or if they do not have a driver's license, provide the last four digits of their social security number.

Any elector may register by mail for any election if postmarked no later than 25 days prior to an election.

Any person who is qualified to vote may register at the polls on election day by providing proof of residence. All documents used in providing proof of residence must be accompanied with a photo ID. Acceptable documents include:

  • A valid Idaho driver's license issued through the Department of Transportation.
  • A valid Idaho identification card issued through the Department of Transportation
  • Any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card
  • A current valid student photo ID and a fee statement with an address in the precinct.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

You can now register to vote online! Just fill out this form before 9pm on the registration deadline to complete your application.

The voter registration application must be received by a Maryland election office no later than 9 p.m., 21 days before an election. If your application is complete and you are found to be qualified, a Voter Notification Card will be mailed to you. You are not registered until you receive your Voter Notification Card.

Registration Deadline

You can register to vote in person up to 21 days before the election. All mailed registration applications must be postmarked 31 days before an election.

You can now register to vote online! You must have a driver's license or ID card issued by the Nevada Department of Moter Vehicles in order to complete this form. If you do not have either of these, you must register to vote by mail or in person.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The voter registration deadline for the February 14 Annual School Board Elections in Oklahoma is Friday, January 20, 2017.

You may submit your voter registration application form at any time. However, voter identification cards cannot be issued during the 24 days prior to an election. A valid application must therefore be postmarked or delivered to either a motor license agency or designated voter registration agency more than 24 days prior to an election in order for you to participate in the election.

Registration Deadline

In order to be eligible to vote in a particular election, your application for addition to the checklist must be received by 5:00pm the Wednesday before the day of the election. The town and city clerks' offices must be open at least from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on this Monday. If you apply through the department of motor vehicles (DMV) or another voter registration agency, your application must be postmarked or accepted before the second Monday before the election.

You can now register to vote online! To register, just fill out the Online Voter Reigstration form. If you're registering to vote for the first time you must include a photocopy of one of the below forms of ID:

  • Valid photo ID (driver's license or passport)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Any government document with your home address

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

You can register to vote:

  • Anytime in person at a county voter registration office or Voter Service and Polling Center, including Election Day (NOTE: If you register in person after the 8th day before an election you must visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in order to vote your ballot. You will not receive a mail ballot).
  • No later than 8 days before an election by mail or online at www.govotecolorado.com
  • No later than 22 days before an election or through a Voter Registration Drive

Registration Deadline

Registration is open year round except:

  • During the 27-day period just prior to an election
  • During the 2-days after each election (1 day after in Chicago)

As of July 2014, voters may now register to vote either by accessing the Online Voter Application, or through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Grace period registration is available in Illinois. The grace period for registering to vote is the 27th to the 3rd day prior to the election. After the normal registration period closes, grace period registration allows you to register in person at the office of your election authority. However, people who take advantage of the late registration opportunity are limited in the way they can vote: if you register to vote during this two-week period you must vote in the office of the election authority or vote absentee by mail. There are 110 election authorities in Illinois, most of them county clerks, and the others are boards established by larger cities. The people who register during the grace period do not vote at their polling place on Election Day, nor are they allowed to vote under the new Illinois law that establishes early voting centers.

Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an a voter registration application. The applications are available at some public and private facilities where you live. Applications may also be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

When you register by mail, your form must be postmarked prior to the close of registration. Please note that if you register by mail, with the exception of those disabled or in the military, you must vote in-person at the polling place or by in-person absentee voting the first time you vote.

 

Registration Deadline

You can now register online! If you have a valid driver's license, learner's permit or non-driver ID issues through the Massachusetts RMV you can register using this page. If you do not have these forms of ID you can still use this page to fill out your form, print and mail the application to the appropriate election official.

You must register to vote at least 20 days before an election, 10 days before a special town meeting.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

If you would like to be listed in the registration database before Election Day, your registration form must be received by your local Board of Elections 10 days before Election Day.

You may register to vote at the polls on Election Day. You will be asked to proof of age, citizenship and address in order to register.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

You must register to vote for an upcoming election at least 21 days before that election. You can also change or select party affiliation up to 21 days before the election.

You can now register to vote online! Just fill out the form found here to complete your registration. Note, online registration requires a current Oregon drivers license or state ID card.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

The deadlines for registering is 30 days before each election.

You can now register to vote online! Click here to fill out your application. Or, you can print your registration form here.

For more information contact your local board of elections.

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The registration deadline to vote in the general election is 22 days before the election. If there is a special election the registration deadline is 13 days before the election and if the Governor calls an election the deadline is 7 days.

You can now register to vote online! Complete the registration application to begin the process.

To verify your voter registration status please use your state's voter verification tool.

 

 

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline varies depending on the type of election. For primary elections, applications must be postmarked by the 5th day before the primary. You may registrer to vote in person at your town clerk or registrar until 12pm the last business day before the primary.

For an election, your application must be postmarked by the 7th day before the election. You may register to vote in person with your registrar by the 7th day before an election.

You may now register to vote online! Click here and follow the prompts to fill out your application.

You may register to vote on Election Day at a designated Election Day Registration locations in each town (not at your polling place). You will need to provide proof of identity and residency in order to register. You can find a list of locations here.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register to vote is 29 days before the election. Certain military voters and their family members may have until 12:00 pm on Election Day.

You can now register to vote online! You do need a valid Indiana driver's license or state-issued ID card to complete the form online.

Registration Deadline

Registration Deadlines are at least 30 days before an election (mail in registrations must be postmarked 30 days prior to an election). You should register to vote at your local clerk's office, with the county clerk or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office. In addition, the following state agencies offer voter registration services to their clients: the Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health and the Department of Career Development. Military recruitment centers also provide voter registration services.

Whenever you move to a new city or township, you must re-register to vote. If you move within a city or township, you must update your address. This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State branch office, by mail or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted. Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Consequently, if you submit a driver's license address change, it will be applied to your voter registration. Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver's license.

 

Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

The registration deadline to vote is 21 days prior to Election Day.

Evening registration is available please check with your in the commissioner of registration for dates and times.

Registration forms are also available in various State agencies and at Division of Motor Vehicle offices and can be obtained while transacting agency business.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, use your state's tool.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status please use your state's voter verification tool.

For additional information, please contact your elections office or board of elections for your county, city or state.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please visit your state's voter registration verification tool.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please utilize your state resource. For more information contact your local elections official.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration you can use your state's resource or contact your local board of elections.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, click here.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please click here or contact your elections office or board of elections for your county, city or state.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, use your states resource or contact your county elections office.

Verify Voter Registration

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Once your application has been processed by your local board of registrars, you should receive an acknowledgement from the registrars indicating the status of your application. This acknowledgement will usually be a voter identification card confirming that you are registered to vote. However, if your application was incomplete, you may receive a letter requesting additional information to complete your application.

 

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To see if your voter registration status is inactive, please use your state resource. This resource will tell voters if their registration is currently listed as inactive. If you have moved since the last time you voted, please re-register by the registration deadline. If your address has not changed from the last time you registered, you are eligible to vote, but will be asked to confirm your address when voting.

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Re-registration is required if registration is canceled for the following reasons:

  • The voter failed to vote at least once at any primary or general election during the four years following registration.
  • An elector changes his residence to another residence.
  • An elector has a name change.

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Registration is permanent as long as you continue to live in Maryland and keep your name and address current with your local board of elections. You do not have to reregister when you move within the State, but you must keep your address current.

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Vote by Mail

Colorado voters now have the option to vote by mail. All registered voters will receive mail ballots. The ballot is then voted and must be received by the county clerk and recorder no later than 7pm on Election Day. Postmarks do not count. Voters are encouraged to drop off their ballots at designated drop off sites or mail the ballot in time to be received by the 7pm deadline. Contact your county clerk and recorder for drop-off locations.

Voters still have the option to vote at the polls. You may surrender your mail ballot when you vote in person. Contact your county clerk and recorder for information about your polling center.

For information on the types of ID needed when voting, click here.

Vote by Mail

Oregon has a vote by mail process. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, a ballot is mailed to each registered voter. The ballot is then voted and returned to the county election office to be counted. In Oregon, ballots will be mailed any time between 14 to 18 days before the election. After it is voted, the ballot may be mailed or hand-delivered to the county election office. In order to be counted, the ballot must be received by the county election office or designated drop site no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day. Postmarks do not count. If you are a registered voter, your ballot will be automatically sent to you. You can call 1-866-ORE-VOTES or contact your county election office to make sure your vote was received.You will need to sign the return envelope of your ballot. Your signature will be matched with your voter registration card to verify your identity.

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Vote by Mail

Washington State votes by mail. Your ballot is mailed to you at least 18 days before each election. In order to receive your ballot your voter registration address must be current. You can update your address online with MyVote.

Your ballot packet will include a ballot, a secrecy envelope and a return envelope. If you need a replacement ballot contact your county election officials.

The ballot must be

  • Postmarked no later than Election day; or
  • Returned to a designated ballot drop box by 8pm on Election Day; or
  • Returned in person to your county elections department by 8pm on Election Day

You can still vote in person on or before Election Day. Each county will have a voting center, which will be open during business hours beginning 18 days before the election and ending at 8pm on Election Day. You can find your voting center here.

If you fail to sign the ballot declaration, or the signature on the ballot declaration does not match the signature in your voter registration record, your county elections department will contact you.

Absentee Ballot Process

If you are unable to vote at your polling place on Election Day, you may be able to vote by absentee ballot. You are able to vote absentee if you are:

  • A person who is in the military service of the United States
  • A spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying a person in the military service of the United States who expects to be absent on Election Day
  • A member of the Merchant Marine and your spouse and dependents residing with you expect to be absent on Election Day
  • A member of a religious or welfare group attached to and serving with the armed forces and your spouse and dependents living with or accompanying you expect to be absent on Election Day
  • An individual who, because of the elector's duties, occupation or business expects to be absent on Election Day
  • A qualified war veteran elector who is bedridden or hospitalized due to illness or physical disability and will be absent on Election Day
  • A person who, because of illness or physical disability, is unable to attend your polling place or to operate a voting machine with assistance by distinct and audible statements
  • A spouse or dependent accompanying a person employed by the Commonwealth or the federal government, in the event that the employee's duties, occupation or business on Election Day require you to be absent
  • A county employee who expects that your Election Day duties relating to the conduct of the election will prevent the employee from voting
  • A person who will not attend a polling place on Election Day because of the observance of a religious holiday

Beginning in November 2012, voters must provide a driver's license number, last 4 digits of Social Security number or a copy of an acceptable photo ID when applying for an absentee ballot. You may provide this information to the county over the phone, by email or by mail. Identification will be verified by the county before the voter's ballot with be counted. You have 6 days following the election to provide the necessary ID. UOCAVA voters and voters affected by the Voting Accessibility for Elderly and Handicapped Act are exempt.

To apply for an absentee ballot, download and print the absentee ballot application and send it to your county election office.

You may also apply for an absentee ballot through a letter. This letter must be signed by the voter and must include the same information as the forms provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

The County Board of Elections must receive the applications no later than 5pm on the Tuesday before Election Day.

If you have an emergency and did not apply for an absentee ballot by the deadline you may download and apply for an Emergence Absentee Ballot. This application must be notarized before it is submitted. More information about Emergency Absentee Ballots can be found here.

Absentee Ballot Process

You may now request an absentee ballot online! Just fill out and submit this form before the deadline.

You are eligible for absentee voting if you:

  • In the regular and orderly course of your business, profession, or occupation or while on personal business or vacation, will be absent from the county or city in which you are entitled to vote.
  • Are a student attending a school or institution of learning, or a student's spouse, who will be absent on the day of election from the county or city in which you are entitled to vote.
  • Are unable to go in person to the polls on the day of election because of a physical disability, physical illness, or pregnancy.
  • Are confined while awaiting trial or for having been convicted of a misdemeanor, provided that the trial or release date is scheduled on or after the third day preceding the election. If you are awaiting trial and are a resident of the county or city where you are confined, you may be taken to the polls to vote on election day if your trial date is postponed and you did not have an opportunity to vote absentee.
  • Are a member of an electoral board, registrar, an officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment.
  • Are registered but unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because you are primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabled family member who is confined at home.
  • Are a duly registered person who is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because of an obligation occasioned by your religion.
  • Will be at your place of work and commuting to and from your home to your place of work for 11 or more hours of the 13 that the polls are open (6:00 am to 7:00 pm).
  • Any person who is (i) a member of a uniformed service of the United States, as defined in 42 USC 1973ff-6(7), on active duty, or (ii) a member of the merchant marine of the Unites States, or (iii) who temporarily resides outside of the United States, or (iv) the spouse or dependent residing with any person listed in (i), (ii), or (iii), and who will be absent on the day of the election from the county or city in which he is entitled to vote. Find out more about Military and Overseas voting here.
  • Any person serving as a designated representative of a political party, independent candidate or candidate in a political party.
  • Any person serving as a designated representative of a political party, independent candidate or candidate in a political party

You may request a mail ballot for presidential and vice-presidential electors only by writing across the top of your absentee application request ballot for presidential electors only. If you vote a presidential only ballot, you may not later decide to vote the rest of the ballot. The same procedures and deadlines apply as for other absentee applications and ballots.

How to Vote Absentee

You can contact your local voter registration office to request an absentee ballot application. You can either return the completed application to your local voter registration office by mail or fax. To receive a ballot by mail, your absentee ballot application must be received in your local voter registration office by Tuesday before the general election. If you send it by fax the original must also be mailed and received by the registrar before returned ballot is requested on Election Day. Alternatively, you can download the Virginia absentee ballot application (pdf format) at your state's website. You must complete a separate absentee ballot application for each election in which you intend to vote absentee. The absentee ballot application must be received in your voter registrar's office by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to Election Day.

You can check the status of your absentee ballot with the Absentee Ballot Status Look Up tool.

Emergency Absentee Voting

You can apply for an emergency absentee ballot if you:

  • Become ill or incapacitated on or after the 7th day before an election
  • Are hospitalized on or after the 14th day before an election, but still in the hospital and unable to request an absentee ballot before 7 days before an election
  • Bereaved by a "family member"
  • Other comparably incapacitating emergency found by the Electoral Board to justify providing an emergency ballot application.

If you meet these requirements, you can have a designated representative request an absentee ballot through the day before the election. You must complete the application and deliver it to the local registrar's office by 5pm the day before the election. Voted ballots must be returned before the polls close on Election Day.

 

Absentee Ballot Process

You may vote by absentee ballot if you expect to be unable to appear at your polling place during the hours of voting due to one of the following reasons:

  • You will be absent from town during all the hours of voting
  • You are an active member of the armed forces of the United States
  • Illness
  • Physical disability
  • Religion tenets that forbid secular (non-religious) activity on Election Day
  • Your required performance of duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours on Election Day

You may vote absentee beginning 31 days before an election, 21 days before a primary, 19 days before a referendum. You can fill out an absentee ballot request here. You may also call, e-mail, write or apply in person at your town clerk's office. When the application is completed, it must be returned to your town clerk's office, which will then issue you the absentee ballot and required enclosure envelopes. The sealed marked ballot and signed outer envelope must reach the town clerk's office before the close of the polls on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

If you wish to have your absentee ballot sent to you by mail or delivered to you by a traveling board, you must be at least one of the following:

  • Having a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from your county of residence on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • An election official
  • Confined on Election Day due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • A voter with disabilities
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Caretaker of an individual(s) confined to a private residence due to illness or injury and prevented from voting during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Scheduled to work for the entire 12 hours that the poll is open
  • Prevented from voting due to observing a religious discipline or holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Participating in the address confidentiality program
  • Are a member of the military or public safety officer
  • Are a "serious sex offender"
  • Are prevented from voting due to not having transportation to the polls

If you are eligible to vote absentee, you must fill out the absentee voting application. You must submit your application for an absentee ballot at least eight days before the election. If you are a confined voter or a voter caring for a confined individual, there are other deadlines and requirements that apply.

If you vote absentee by mail you are not requird to show a photo ID.

Absentee Ballot Process

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • 60 years old or older
  • Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • Expecting to be out of town on Election Day
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • Unable to attend due to religious reasons
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence

A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates. The restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped or voters who are 60 years of age or older.

Requests to have an absentee ballot mailed to you must be submitted to your local clerk no later than 2:00 pm the Saturday before the election. You can also fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death, prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you may request an emergency absentee voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee ballots has passed, but before 4:00 pm on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absentee ballot. Your local clerk will have more information about emergency absentee voter ballots.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

In New Jersey, you can vote by mail ballot for any election. You do not need a reason for a vote by mail ballot. You may apply for a vote by mail ballot by completing an vote by mail ballot application and mailing the application to your county clerk by mail up to 7 days prior to the election.

You may also apply in person to the county clerk until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of an vote by mail ballot application since an original signature is required.

If you applied for a vote by mail ballot and were required to show identification, you should have received a request for identification in your vote by mail ballot material. The identification requirement, however, does not apply to any vote by mail voter who receives a ballot because of temporary illness or a temporary or permanent disability or any absentee military or overseas civilian voter.

Vote by mail ballots must be received by the Board of Election by the close of the polls on election day.

If you have any questions, you can call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837).

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request a vote by mail ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

If you are a registered voter, you may vote by mail (absentee voting) only if:

  • You are physically unable to vote in a polling place because of illness or physical or mental disability
  • You are confined to a nursing home, convalescent home or hospital
  • You are away due to employment or service connected with military operations or because you are a spouse or legal dependent who lives with that person or a U.S. citizen who will be outside the United States
  • You may not be able to vote at your assigned polling place the day of election.

For more information visit your state site. You may pick up an application yourself, have another person pick one up for you or call your local board and request that an application be sent to you.

The application must be filled out, witnessed or notarized and delivered to the local board so that it is received no later than 4:00 pm on the 21st day before the election. The completed application may be mailed, dropped off by you or personally delivered by a person acting at your request.

If emergency circumstances arise after the regular mail ballot application deadline, you may apply for an emergency mail ballot at your local board of canvassers. You can apply up until 4 p.m. on the day before an election. Your emergency mail ballot must be received by the state Board of Elections no later than 9 p.m. the day of the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. You do not need to be ill or "absent" to be an absentee voter.

You may request an absentee ballot as early as 90 days before an election. (No absentee ballots are issued on election day except to a voter who is a resident of a health care facility). The request for an absentee ballot must be made to your county auditor or elections department. You can also fill out an absentee ballot request for here.

NOTE: Absentee ballots must be signed and postmarked or delivered to the county election officer on or before election day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Reasons for voting absentee - you are:

  • Attending school
  • Traveling outside the county for business or personal reasons
  • Injury, illness, physical disability or advanced age
  • Incarcerated or serving home confinement for misdemeanor, and legally registered to vote
  • Work hours and distance from county seat
  • Work assignment requires living temporarily outside the county (4 years or less)
  • Service as election or appointed or federal official requires living temporarily outside country

To download the absentee ballot application, use your state's resource. Your request for an absentee ballot must be received no later than the 6th day before the election. Unless you are voting absentee by mail because of illness or disability, the ballot must be mailed to an out-of-county address. You may apply as early as eighty-four days before the election, but the ballots are not ready for mailing to you until six weeks before the election.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than five days after Election Day in order to be counted. You can hand-deliver your ballot, but those must be received not later than the day before Election Day. You can track your ballot to see where it is in the process.

If you are a participant in the West Virginia Secretary of State's Address Confidentiality Program or you have a permanent, physical disability that prevents you from going to a polling place, you can apply for permannent absentee voting.

If you're in a hospital or other health care facility on Election Day or are a poll worker appointed to a precinct other than your own after Early Voting you can apply for emergency absentee voting. Some counties allow for emergency absentee voting in other situations, so be sure to check with your County Clerk for more information.

Absentee Ballot Process

To vote absentee, you must submit an affidavit to request a ballot and swear or affirm that you are unable to go to your regular polling place during the election. The affidavit can be obtained by phoning or writing the Department of Elections in your county or by downloading it from the Delaware Secretary of State website.

Some affidavit requests require notarization. Requests for affidavits that require notarization:

  • Work: The nature of your business or occupation, including students living out of county of their residence
  • Vacation
  • Religion: The tenets or teaching of your religion preclude voting on Election Day
  • Public Service: Your service to the United States or to the State of Delaware prevents you from going to your polling place. Spouses or dependents of the person in service also qualify.
  • Illness
  • Disability: You are permanently or temporarily disabled
  • Incarceration: you are incarcerated but not a convicted felon

The absentee ballot is usually mailed out 35 days before a primary and 45 days before a general election. When returning the absentee ballot remember to read all the instructions and to sign and date the voucher and envelope. All absentee ballots must be recieved by 8pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

You can check the status of your affidavit and your ballot here.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Applications for absentee ballots can be obtained online in a PDF format, or mailed upon request from the Secretary of State. You can also request a ballot by mailing the application to the county auditor/commissioner of elections in the county where you are registered.

The request form must be received in the county auditor's office by 5 pm on the Friday before the election. If the request is received so late that it is unlikely the absentee ballot can be returned by mail in time to be considered for counting, the county auditor will enclose a statement to that effect with the absentee ballot.

After receiving the request form, the county auditor will mail the voter a ballot. For primary and general elections, the ballots are mailed no later than 40 days before election day. For other elections, ballots are mailed to voters as soon as they are ready. The county auditor will include instructions on how to mark the ballot as well as how to return the ballot.

You can return your voted absentee ballot by mail. The ballot must be postmarked by the Monday before election day or earlier and received in the county auditor's office no later than the Monday following the election. Voted absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polling place on election day. If you have not returned your absentee ballot on election day, you have the following options:

  • Deliver your voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office before the polls close on election day
  • Surrender your voted absentee ballot at the polls and vote a regular ballot
  • Vote a provisional ballot at the polls if you cannot surrender your voted absentee ballot

Absentee Ballot Process

There is no specific deadline to request an absentee ballot. Ballots are available 46 days before an election

Completed mail ballots must be received by your county auditor no later than the day before Election Day. Any voter may vote absentee in any election they choose.

With absentee voting, you can vote either in person before Election Day at a location designated by your county elections official, online or by mail. You must submit a written application to your county auditor. Call your county auditor for details. To vote by mail, fill out the form to request an absentee ballot. The ballot will then be mailed directly to you.

You do not need to be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. A voter registration application will be included in the materials. You must show your witness an accepted proof of residence when registering.

To find out where your absentee ballot is in the process, please use your state's absentee ballot lookup.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot from any county clerk's office. Any voter or organization may request the New Mexico absentee ballot application by mail, telephone, or in person. However, the information on the form may not be altered or re-arranged. You must complete the application on your own. You can also fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

The county clerk must receive the New Mexico absentee ballot application no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, before the election. The county clerk must either mail the ballot or notify you with the reason why the application was not accepted, within 24 hours of receipt of the application.

The county clerk must receive the federal absentee application by facsimile or scanned document no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, before the election.

If you apply for an absentee ballot and receive it, you must vote that ballot. You will not be issued another ballot if the original ballot is destroyed, discarded or delivered to the polls unvoted. If you apply for, but do not receive the absentee ballot, you may go to the county clerk's office until Monday, before the election and apply for a replacement ballot for the election.

You may also go to your polling place and vote on a paper ballot, in lieu of an absentee ballot on Election Day. You will be required to sign a sworn statement, under penalty of perjury, that you did not receive your ballot.

A member of your immediate family or your caregiver may hand-deliver your absentee ballot to the county clerk. An unrelated third party may not deliver another voter's absentee ballot. Ballots must be returned to the county clerk or voter's precinct before 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You may vote by absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:

  • You are on vacation or outside the county on Election Day
  • You are a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and your spouse and dependents who reside with you are also eligible
  • You are, for reasons of employment, not able to vote on election day
  • You are physically disabled
  • You are 65 years of age or older
  • You are serving as a juror in state or federal court on election day
  • You are admitted to the hospital as an emergency patient on the day of election or within a four-day period before the election
  • You are confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trail
  • You are a certified poll watcher, poll manager and county election official working on election day
  • You are a student attending school outside your county of residence or are a spouse or dependent of such a student
  • You are a person serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside your county of residence or a spouse or dependent of such a person
  • You are a Government employee serving outside your county of residence on Election Day or a spouse or dependent of such a person
  • You are a person with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • You are an overseas voter
  • You are a person attending to a sick or physically disabled person

To request an absentee ballot by mail, request the application and either email, mail or fax your county voter registration office. You will then be mailed an application. Complete the application, sign and return the completed application to you county voter registration office by 5pm on the 4th day before the election. You may return the application in person or by mail, email or fax. You will then be mailed an absentee ballot.

To check the status of your absentee ballot, please use your state's tool.

Absentee Ballot Process

There are several ways to request an absentee ballot.

Request by Mail Download the application, complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerks's office. The application must be received no later than 5pm on the Thursday before the election.

Request by email or fax.You may request that a ballot be sent to you by sending an email or fax to your municipal clerk. Before the ballot can be counted the clerk must have received a request from the voter with an original signature. You can print your emailed request, sign it and return it with your ballot, but include it outside the certified ballot envelope. You must send your request to the clerk before 5pm on the Thursday before the election.

In Person at your Municipal Clerks Office.This can be done until 5pm or the close of business on the Friday before the election. If you apply for an absentee ballot at your clerks office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. You can not take the ballot from the clerk's office.

Absentee Ballot Process

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is five days prior to an election. Ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election or can be hand delivered by 5:00 pm on Election Day.

For statewide elections, absentee ballot applications and completed absentee ballots should be hand delivered or mailed to the absentee election manager in care of the circuit clerk for your county.

If you vote an absentee ballot you muct submit a copy of a valid photo ID. If you are entitled to vote abesentee through the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, or any other federal law, you are not required to show the photo ID when voting absentee.

Absentee Voting Eligibility

You may cast an absentee ballot if you:

  • Will be absent from the county on Election Day
  • Are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • Are a registered Alabama voter living outside the county, such as a member of the armed forces, a voter employed outside the United States, a college student, or a spouse or child of such a person
  • Are an appointed election office or poll watcher at a polling place other than your regular polling place
  • You are working a required shift of ten hours or more that coincides with polling hours

Business and medical emergency voting applications can be made after the absentee deadline, but no later than 5:00 pm on the day before the election, if you:

  • Are required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on Election Day for an emergency business trip
  • Have a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician

In addition to application information outlined in the next section, the business emergency application contains an affidavit acknowledging that you were not aware of the out-of-county business trip prior to the normal absentee ballot deadline. The medical emergency application requires that the attending physician describe and certify the circumstances as constituting an emergency.

To obtain an absentee ballot, write or visit the local absentee election manager at your local circuit clerk. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name and residential address (or other information to verify voter registration)
  • Election for which the ballot is requested
  • Reason for absence from polls on Election Day
  • Party choice for primary elections
  • Address to which the ballot should be mailed
  • Voter signature (if a mark is made in place of a signature, it must be witnessed)

Upon receiving the absentee ballot application, the absentee election manager may request additional evidence on the reason for voting absentee if you have a history of absentee voting. The absentee ballot applications must turned in no later than the fifth day before the election.

If the absentee ballot application is approved, the absentee election manager forwards the absentee ballot by U.S. Mail, or personally hands the absentee ballot to the voter (or to a designee in the case of emergency voting).

Ballot Receipt/Return

The absentee ballot can not be counted unless the affidavit is notarized or has the signatures of two witnesses.

The absentee ballot comes with three envelopes: one plain (the secrecy envelope), one with an affidavit or oath, printed on the outside, and one plain envelope, preaddressed (the outer envelope). Once you cast the ballot, the procedure is as follows:

  • Seal the ballot in the plain envelope
  • Place the plain envelope inside the accompanying affidavit envelope
  • Seal the affidavit envelope and complete the affidavit that is on the outside of the envelope
  • Sign the affidavit and have the signature witnessed by either a notary public or two witnesses 18 years of age or older
  • Place the affidavit envelope AND a copy of voter identification inside the outer envelope
  • Remember to place a copy of your I.D. (NOT THE ORIGINAL) inside the outer envelope

Two legal ways to return the absentee ballot:

  • By U.S. mail
  • Personally hands the absentee ballot to the absentee election manager (or delivers by a designee in case of emergency absentee voting)

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Absentee ballot that is returned by mail must be postmarked no later than the day prior to the election and received by the Absentee Election Manager no later than noon on election day. If it is hand delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (no later than 5 pm) on the day prior to the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and requestan absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You do not need a reason to vote absentee. There are two ways to cast an absentee ballot. You can vote absentee ballot by mail or cast an in-person absentee ballot at the board of elections office.

You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

You may request a mail absentee ballot in writing up to seven days prior to an election. Your absentee ballot must be received by the board of elections office on or before Election Day. The return envelope must be signed in order for your vote to be counted.

You do not need to provide ID if you've already voted in DC at least once. If you're voting for the first time in DC and you did not provide any ID at the time of registration, you must include a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot applications. You may provide either:

  • A copy of a current driver's license or other photo ID that shows your name and address
  • A copy of a utility bill, bank statement, governement check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

To vote by mail, follow these instructions:

  • Complete the application for an advance ballot
  • Provide either your driver's license number on the ballot application or a copy of your photo ID document with your application
  • Return the application to your county election office before the registration deadline for the next election
  • The ballot will be mailed to you. Complete and return your ballot to your county election office by mail for the next election
  • All ballots must be received in the county election office by the close of the polls on Election Day
  • You may request assistance in applying for and casting an advance voting ballot

Advance ballots are mailed out beginning 20 days before the election until the 4 days before an election. Make sure you apply for an advance ballot before the deadline to receive your ballot in the mail.

Absentee Ballot Process

You are eligible to vote absentee if you are a duly qualified and registered voter who will be absent from your county of residence on Election Day or are:

  • A disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital and a citizen of Mississippi
  • A citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia
  • An employee engaged in interstate transportation
  • A student, teacher or administrator
  • An employee engaged in offshore employment, or as an employee on a vessel or other watercraft
  • An employee, businessperson, professional, tradesman or worker required to be over 50 miles away from the county of residence on election day due to employment
  • A person with a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • 65 years of age or older
  • A parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent disability hospitalized more than 50 miles from home county and with such person Election Day
  • A member of a congressional delegation

Please check with your voter registrar to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so. You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

U.S. military personnel and overseas citizens can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You are eligible for an absentee ballot if:

  • You are unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to illness
  • disability a patient in a Veterans' Administration Hospital
  • Detained in jail awaiting grand jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Applications for absentee ballots are available from your county board of elections, and may also be available at hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, libraries, senior citizen centers, social service agencies, state government offices and from political parties. The applications can be downloaded from the NYS Board of Elections website. You may also request an absentee ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:

  • The address where you are registered
  • An address where the ballot is to be sent
  • The reason for the request
  • The signature of the voter

An application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot. If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only the person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot. If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an absentee ballot for each subsequent election without further application. You should file an application with your board of elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

To be counted, an absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before Election Day and must reach the board of elections no more than seven days after the election. If the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail has passed and you cannot appear at the polls on Election Day because of an accident or sudden illness, then you may send a representative with an authorized letter to receive an absentee ballot application and absentee ballot and return both to the board of elections by 9:00 pm on Election Day at your borough office. You can find your board of elections information at the New York State Board of Elections. If you have further questions, please call the state board of elections at 518-474-6220.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. You must request an absentee ballot application from your County Election Official or fill out an absentee ballot request here. You will then be sent a paper absentee ballot to vote. Complete the ballot and return it to the County Election Official.

The County Election Official must receive your application no later than 5pm the day before the election.

If you are confined because of sickness or disability, you may apply in writing and obtain an absentee ballot by authorized messenger. The authorized messenger delivers the ballot from the County Election Official to the qualified voter and then delivers the marked ballot to the County Election Official. Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received before 3pm the day of the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

No excuse is required for a registered voter to vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee by mail you must apply for a ballot with your county clerk or you can fill out absentee ballot request form here.

You may apply for an absentee ballot at anytime during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. We recommend that you apply for your ballot no later than 17 days before the election to allow enough time to process your application for the general election. However, for specific dates you should contact your county clerk. Absentee ballots must be returned by the county clerk's office no later than 7pm on Election Day. Ballots can be returned in person or by mail.

You can vote absentee in person in the office of the county clerk or by mail 40 days before an election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

If you are unable to vote in Alaska on Election Day, you can vote absentee:

  • In person (available 15 days before an election)
  • By mail (deadline for applying is 10 days before an election)
  • By fax (available 15 days before an election)

Absentee ballot applications are available and can be requested and turned in anytime for each calendar year. The application deadline is 10 days prior to the election. You can request a ballot for a specific election or for all elections in the year. To receive an absentee ballot by mail, you must first send an application in order for your voter registration to be verified. One you have submitted your absentee ballot, you can verify your status by using your Secretary of State's tool.

Send your application to the Division of Elections, Absentee Voting Office, 619 Ship Creek Ave, Suite 329, Anchorage, AK 99501-1677, phone is 907-375-6400, fax 907-375-6480, akabsentee@gov.state.ak.us.

Apply early to receive your ballot in time. Regular absentee ballots are mailed approximately one to two weeks before an election. If your absentee ballot is to be sent to a remote area of Alaska and you will be there 60 days before or during an election, you may request a special advance ballot on this site.

A special advance ballot will be mailed approximately 60 days before the election up until 32 days before the election. A regular ballot will also be mailed when available. Vote and return both ballots to make sure one is received. If both are received, only the regular ballot will be counted. Vote your ballot, have your signature witnessed on the envelope and mail it by Election Day.

If you have questions about your absentee ballot application, you should contact the absentee voting office at (907) 375-6400.

Absentee Voting by fax should be your last alternative to casting your ballot. By using this method to return your voted ballot, you need to be aware that you are voluntarily waiving your right to a secret ballot. You must apply separately for each election. You must submit your request no later than 5:00 pm the day before Election Day. If you are returning your ballot by fax, it must be voted, witnessed and received by the appropriate fax in the absentee voting office by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

If you are a qualified voter who is disabled, you may apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative who can bring the ballot to you. A personal representative can be anyone over 18, except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. Ballots are available 15 days before the primary, general or statewide special election at any regional elections office.

The personal representative brings the completed application to an election official for a ballot and takes the ballot to you. You complete a certificate authorizing the personal representative to carry your ballot, vote the ballot privately, place it in a secrecy sleeve and seal it inside the envelope provided. The personal representative brings the voted ballot back to the election official by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Vote-by-Mail (previously known as Absentee Voting) refers to voting a ballot you receive through the mail or picked up by a voter who is unable or unwilling to go to the polls to vote on ELection Day. You do not have to be absent from the county or have an excuse to vote-by-mail in any election.

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, you can fill out the online application on your county Superviors of Elections' website. You can also request a ballot in writing through the Supervisor of Elections, in person at the Supervisor of Elections or by telephone to the Supervisor of Elections.

All requests for a vote-by-mail ballot must be made no later than 5pm on the 6th day before an election. You can still pick up a vote-by-mail ballot from the Supervisor of Elections up until, or including Election Day.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

 

Absentee Ballot Process

You can obtain an absentee ballot through your county clerk's office or fill out an absentee ballot request form here. To qualify for a mail-in absentee ballot, you must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Be of advanced age
  • Have a disability or illness
  • Be a student who temporarily resides outside the county
  • Temporarily reside outside of Kentucky (perhaps on vacation)
  • Be incarcerated but not yet convicted
  • Have a profession that takes you out of the county during the hours the polls are open
  • Be a military personnel confined to a military base on election day

The deadline for applying for a mail-in absentee ballot is seven days before an election. The completed application must be received by the county clerk by mail or in person by the seven day deadline. The absentee ballot must be received in the county clerk's office by 6:00 pm on Election Day for the ballot to be counted.

You can apply for a medical emergency absentee ballot if a medical emergency occurs within 14 days before an election. The spouse of the voter can also apply for an absentee ballot.

You may request an application for an absentee ballot through county clerk's office in person, by phone, by mail or by fax. Also, the voter's spouse, parent or child can request an application for a mail-in absentee ballot.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Absentee voting begins six weeks prior to an election for registered voters. You may vote by absentee ballot if you fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • You will be absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which you are registered to vote
  • You are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability
  • You are the primary caretaker for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability
  • Your religious beliefs or practice prevent you from voting on Election Day
  • You are employed as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than your polling place
  • You are incarcerated (provided all qualifications for voting are retained)

You can request absentee ballots from your local election authority in person or by mail or fax. Mailed in or faxed absentee ballot requests should be submitted to the appropriate local election authority. Relatives within the first degree (parents and children,) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee. Do not send absentee ballot applications to the secretary of state's office. They must be sent to the local election authority to be valid.

Mail-in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to any election. If you have registered to vote by mail and are voting absentee the first time you vote, you are required to provide a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot request unless you provided a copy with your voter registration application. Examples of acceptable ID are:

  • Valid Missouri driver's license
  • Valid Missouri non-driver's license
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid military ID

This identification requirement, as well as the notary requirement for absentee ballots, does not apply to overseas voters, those on active military duty or members of their immediate family living with them or voters who are permanently disabled and their caregivers.

The election authority must receive all absentee ballots by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be counted.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Oversea Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

No excuses are needed to request a mail-in absentee ballot.

To receive a mail-in ballot you must complete the State Absentee Ballot Request form. A signed copy of this form must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5pm on the last Tuesday before the election. You can mail, fax, email or hand deliver the form to the county board of elections. Find your county board of elections contact information here.

When completing the State Absentee Ballot Request Form you must provide your name, address, birthdate, and an identification number (like your North Carolina driver license number, your North Carolina DMV identification card or the last four digits of your social security number). If you do not provide an identification number you must send one of the below in along with your form:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID
  • A copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document.

A person other than the voter (a near relative or legal guardian) may fill out the State Absentee Ballot Request form. A near relative is either your spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent or stepchild.

Once you receive your ballot, you may vote the ballot in the presence of two witnesses (or one witness if the witness is a notary-public). Once voted, you must seal the ballot in the return envelope and complete the information on the back of the return envelope. The witnesses must complete and sign the envelope in the space assigned to them. If someone assists the voter, they must sign and date the certificate as well.

The voted ballot must be returned no later than 5pm on the night of the election. You may mail or hand deliver the envelope to the board of elections' office. If the ballot is received after 5pm it will only be counted if they are received by mail and have a postmark that is dated on or before the day of the election and they are received by 5pm three days following the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Tennessee has two forms of absentee voting: absentee voting in person and absentee voting by mail. Under preexisting Tennessee law, first-time voters who register to vote by mail cannot vote by absentee ballot; they must vote in person. To vote by mail, you must fall under one of the following categories:

  • You will be outside the county of registration during the early voting period and all day on Election Day
  • You or your spouse are enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration
  • Your licensed physician has filed a statement with the county election commission stating that, in the physician's judgment, you are medically unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed not less than 7 days before the election and signed under the penalty of perjury
  • You reside in a licensed facility providing relatively permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution, outside your county of residence
  • You will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror for a federal or state court
  • You are 60 or older
  • You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place
  • You are hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition cannot vote in person
  • You are a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled
  • You are a candidate for office in the election
  • You serve as an election day official or as a member or employee of the election commission
  • Your observance of a religious holiday prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day
  • You possess a valid commercial driver's license and certify that you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the early voting period and all day on Election Day

You may request a by mail ballot by writing to your county elections office or fill out an absentee ballot request here. You may also email your request with an attached document including a scanned signature. Upon receipt of the request, the local election commission will mail an application for ballot to you. However, if you want to expedite the application process, you may place the following information in the request for ballot:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your Social Security number
  • The address to mail the ballot outside the county (this applies only when the reason for voting by mail involves that you will be outside of the county during early voting and on election day)
  • The election you wish to participate in
  • The reason you wish to vote absentee
  • Your signature
  • Date of birth

A request that contains this information will be treated and processed as an application for ballot, and a ballot will be mailed to you. Unless you are an individual who has registered to vote by mail and therefore are on the permanent absentee voting register, you must appear in person to vote in the first election after the registration becomes effective. If you are a by mail registrant who has already voted in person since the registration, then no additional information will be required to vote by mail.

You may request an application for by mail ballot no earlier than 90 days before the election and no later than seven days before the election. To be processed for the next election, the application must be received by the election commission no later than 7 days before the election. The county elections office must receive the ballot by mail no later than the close of polls on Election Day. Once the election office issues an absentee by mail ballot to you, you can only vote by mail. If you notify the elections office that you have spoiled your ballot or have not received the ballot, the elections office shall supply you with subsequent voting supplies. The county elections office will reject the old application and send a new application to you immediately by mail to be completed and returned again. The by mail ballot must be received by the county elections office through the postal mail, it can not be hand delivered.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

 

Fill out your absentee ballot request here.

There is no excuse required to use an absentee ballot in Arizona. Arizona allows the federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB) to be used in a primary, general or special election where federal offices will be elected. In order to be eligible to use the FWAB, the county recorder must receive your request for a regular early ballot before 7:00 pm on Election Day and you must not have received that ballot.

A FWAB will not be counted if the application for the regular early ballot is received after 7:00 pm on Election Day or if your regular early ballot is received by the county recorder by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Voter Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

There is no specific deadline for absentee ballot applications to be received. However, no absentee ballots will be issued on the day before, or the day of the election.

You do not need to provide a reason to request an absentee ballot by mail. You may request an absentee ballot as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received by the county board of registrars by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election. You may fill out an absentee ballot request here. The application must be in writing and contain the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, sufficient information to identify you as a voter, and the election in which you wish to vote. If you are physically disabled or living temporarily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you. You may vote by absentee ballot in person at the registrars' office, Monday through Friday, the week prior to the election without having to provide a reason.

A physically disabled or illiterate voter may receive assistance from another voter in the same county or municipality or from the same category of relatives who can make an application for or deliver an absentee ballot. If the voter is outside of the county or municipality, then a notary public can provide such assistance. Any person who assists another person to vote absentee must complete an oath prescribed by law demonstrating the statutory disability and that the ballot was completed as the voter desired. Other than federal elections, no person may assist more than ten voters in a primary, election, or runoff. A candidate on the ballot, or a relative of a candidate on the ballot, may not offer assistance during the election to any voter who is not related to the candidate.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You must have a reason to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas citizen (please see below for more information for military and overseas voting). There are 12 reasons to vote by mail:

  • You are a senior citizen 65 years of age or older
  • You are a home or a nursing home or veterans' home resident and you have been previously approved for the Disability program, or you are disabled, homebound or a nursing or veterans' home resident and you are submitting current proof of disability with your application. For more information on the Disability Program, click here.
  • A student, instructor, or professor (or spouse or dependents of the following,) in an institution of higher learning located outside the parish.
  • A minister, priest, rabbi, or clergy (or spouse or dependents of the following,) assigned to a religious post outside the parish.
  • A person who is or who expects to be temporarily outside the territorial limits of the state or absent from the parish during early voting and on Election Day.
  • A person who has moved after the registration books closed (30 days prior to an election) to another parish and the new residence is more than 100 miles from the parish of former residence.
  • A sequestered jury member.
  • A person who expects to be hospitalized on Election Day and did not have such knowledge until after early voting week passed.
  • A person who expects to be hospitalized on Election Day and who was hospitalized during early voting.
  • A person who was hospitalized and released prior to an election but who is either hospitalized or restricted to bed during early voting and on Election Day.
  • A person who by virtue of employment or occupation expects to be out of their precinct during early voting and on Election Day.
  • You are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside your parish of registration and you are not interdicted and not judically declared incompetent.

To request normal absentee ballots by mail, you must complete and return a request for absentee ballot indicating the reason you are not able to vote in person absentee or in person on Election Day.

You may request an absentee ballot as early as 60 days prior to the election.

Timeline to request an absentee ballot by mail

  • Military Personnel: Anytime before 4:30pm on the day before election day
  • US Citizens residing outside the US: Anytime beofre 4:30pm on the day before election day
  • Hospitalization: By 4:30pm on the day before election day
  • All others: Anytime before 4:30pm on the 4th day before election day

Deadlines for returning your voted ballots

  • Military Personnel: By 8pm on election day
  • US citizens residing outside the US: By 8pm on election day
  • Hospitalization: By 8pm on election day
  • All others: By 4:30pm on the day before election day

You are entitled to receive assistance while absentee voting if you are unable to read or unable to vote without assistance because of a physical handicap, including blindness. You may choose who assists you as long as they are not a candidate, employer, employer's agent or your union agent.

Displaced voters can vote by mail or vote early in person at the registrar of voters office of their parish, or on election day at their precinct. Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

If you are a registered voter, you may vote by absentee ballot, even if you are able to vote in person on Election Day. To vote absentee, you must first apply for an absentee ballot. Applications are available during a period beginning 75 days before Election Day and ending at 12:00 pm on the day before the election.

You may pick up an application at your local election office or at the secretary of state's Office, or you may call either office and ask to have an application mailed to you. Mail the application or drop it off at your local elections office. Once you have submitted your application, your absentee ballot will be mailed to you, unless you indicate on the application that you would prefer to have someone pick it up for you. Once you have marked your ballot, return it to your local election office before the polls close on Election Day in the secrecy envelope provided.

You can track your absentee ballot on your state's website.

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Absentee Ballot Process

Absentee voting is easy and available for all voters in North Dakota. Absentee voting related forms include the following:

Applications for absentee ballots may be delivered to the appropriate county auditor or election official by mail, in person, or by fax. For more information, please consult with your voting assistance officer, the Secretary of State's office, or your county auditor's.

According to North Dakota law, absentee ballots are to be made available by the 40th day before the election. Absentee ballots must be returned and postmarked by the day before the election.

To apply for an absentee ballot you must apply for an absent voter's ballot on a form furnished by the proper officer of the county, city, or school district where you generally reside, or on any blank sheet of paper containing the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your most current or most recent ND residential address
  • Your mailing address
  • Your current home telephone number
  • The election for which the ballot is being requested
  • The date of the request
  • An affirmation that you have resided in the precinct for at least 30 days
  • Your signature
  • Proper ID - see "ID Needed for Voting" section for more information

Some Special Circumstances to consider:

In North Dakota, you are not required to provide a reason when requesting a ballot to vote absentee.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be:

  • Absent from your county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period
  • Sick or have a disability that prevents you from voting in person without assistance
  • 65 or older
  • Confined to jail serving a misdemeanor sentence; or confined to jail without bail pending trial for a felony or appeal of a felony conviction

You must request an application for ballot by mail (ABBM) from an early voting clerk in the county where you are registered, or from the secretary of state's office. Once received, read the instructions carefully, complete the ABBM form and return to the early voting clerk in your county by mail, common carrier or fax. The application must be received by the early voting clerk between the 60th day and the seventh day before an election (or the last business day before the seventh day if it falls on a weekend or a holiday.)

The Early Voting Clerk must receive your marked ballot by 7pm on Election Day or by the 5th day after Election Day if your ballot is submitted from outside the US.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day (the law does not require you to give a reason)
  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability
  • You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member
  • A U.S. citizen domiciled in Arkansas but temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States

You can obtain an application for an absentee voting ballot from your county clerk who may mail or fax you an application, or you can fill out an absentee ballot request form here. You may also request an application in person at your county clerk's office. On the application, there is a reference to a designated bearer. This is anyone chosen by you to pick up or deliver your ballot. On the application, there is a reference to an agent and an authorized agent. This means if you are a hospital patient or a resident in a long-term care facility, then an administrator of the facility may assist you in the absentee voting process. This person must file an affidavit with the local county clerk to become your authorized agent.

The deadline to submit your absentee ballot is dependent upon on your method for submitting the application back to the county clerk:

  • In person by you: close of business the day before the election
  • By designated bearer: close of business the day before the election
  • By mail or by fax: 7 days before the election
  • By authorized agent: 1:30 pm on Election Day

Note: The law does not prohibit county clerks from mailing absentee ballot applications during the seven days prior to an election. However, if you receive the application during that window, you or your chosen bearer must deliver it personally to the county clerk. You can receive your application for absentee ballot by picking it up in person, receiving it by mail, or by allowing a bearer to pick it up (an administrator, authorized agent or designated bearer.) The law only specifies a time window for designated bearers. They may pick up your ballot no earlier than 15 days before a preferential or general election and no earlier than 7 days before a runoff. You should pick up your ballot based on the ability to deliver it back to the county clerk on time. Again, to submit your ballot the deadline depends on your method of delivery:

  • In person by you: close of business the day before the election
  • By mail: by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day
  • By designated bearer: 7:30 p.m. on Election Day
  • By authorized agent: 7:30 p.m. on Election Day

Separate applications for absentee ballots are needed for every election. You must submit a new application for each election cycle. If you reside outside your county of registration (such as students or military voters,) are disabled or reside in a care facility, you will receive applications through the next two regularly scheduled general elections for federal office, including any runoff elections which may occur as a result of the outcome of the general election. You must indicate this preference on the application itself.

Voter ID Needed for Absentee Voting:

If you are voting absentee, you must provide a copy of one of the following forms of ID:

  • Valid photo ID (drivers license, passport)
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document that shows your name and address

You do not need to provide ID when voting absentee if you are:

  • A uniformed service member or merchange marine on active duty who is absent from the county because of active duty or service
  • The spouse or dependent of a uniformed service member or merchange marine, who is away from the county due to the active duty or service of the uniformed service member or merchant marine
  • Residents of a long-term care or residential care facility. These voters must provide a letter or other document from the facility's administrator that the voter is a resident of the facility

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any person registered to vote may cast an absentee ballot. If you cannot vote at your polling place for any reason or you will be absent from the state of Hawaii on Election Day, you may vote using an absentee ballot. You may also vote at an absentee walk-in polling place before Election Day; please see Early Voting below for more details.

To request an absentee ballot by mail, you should complete an absentee ballot request form here. You can also obtain one from:

  • satellite city halls
  • office of the city/county clerks
  • U.S. post offices
  • All public libraries
  • All state agencies

Requests for a mail ballot must be received by your Clerk's office seven days before an election.

You can mail or drop off the completed application at the office of the city or county clerk. You will receive your ballot and instructions on how to vote your ballot by mail.

You can request to vote by mail permanently! Just complete the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application or submit a request online.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. You do not need to have a specific reason or be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day to receive an absentee ballot.

You can request an absentee ballot online here beginning 3 months before Election Day. If you don't want to request a ballot online, you can contact your municipal clerk either in person on through the phone. A ballot will then be mailed to your address.

Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before Election Day. Make your request early to allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 days before the election.

To be counted, voted absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You can apply for an early voting (formerly known as absentee) ballot by contacting your county clerk in person, by personal agent, by mail or by fax. You can print the early voting application request form from your state's website. To apply for early voting, you should complete the form and then mail or fax it to your county clerk.

You may also send in a hand-written request. You can obtain an early voting ballot by writing to your county clerk or election commissioner with the following information:

  • Your name and residence address
  • Your political party affiliation
  • Your voting precinct (if known)
  • Your phone number
  • The mailing address you want the ballots sent to
  • Your signature

All county election offices will accept early voting applications up to 120 days prior to a statewide election. However, regular early voting ballots are not sent out or voted until 35 days before the election. The last day to request an early voting ballot to be mailed is the Wednesday prior to Election Day at 4:00 pm. All early voting ballots whether personally delivered, delivered by agent or delivered by mail or other carriers must arrive by the closing of the polls on Election Day: 8:00 pm central time and 7:00 pm mountain time.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

A qualified Ohio voter does not have to state a reason to vote by an absentee ballot, and a voter with only a Social Security number or an Ohio license number as identification can cast a regular ballot. However, the ballot must be applied for in writing. If you are properly registered to vote, you submit your written request to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located. Your request must contain certain information (discussed below) and your original signature. You may, but are not required to, use the application form prescribed by the Ohio Secretary of State.

You do not need to submit an official absentee ballot application. You need to request an absentee ballot by written request, and it must contain all of the following information:

  • Your date of birth
  • Your name
  • Your signature
  • The address at which you are registered to vote and your date of birth
  • One of these items showing proof of identification: Ohio driver's license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, a copy of your current and valid photo ID, military ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address
  • A statement identifying the election for which absent voter's ballots are requested
  • A statement that you are a qualified elector
  • If you want the ballots to be mailed, the address to which you want them mailed

Absentee voting begins 29 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received before the close of the polls on election day, or postmarked no later than the day before an election and received no later than 10 days after the close of the polls. Once absentee ballots are available for voting, you may either vote in person at the county board of elections office, or receive and return the absentee ballot via U.S. Mail, or overnight delivery services such as FedEx or UPS.

To receive your absentee ballot:

  • By mail: Unless you are a member of the U.S. armed forces, you must mail your properly completed absentee ballot application bearing your original signature to the board of elections of the county where your voting residence is located. The board must receive your request by noon on the Saturday before the election. However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible.
  • In person: You may go to the county board of elections office during regular business hours after absentee ballots are available for voting, but no later than the day before the election, and request, receive and immediately vote your ballot at the board office.
  • If you are hospitalized on election day, regardless of where you are hospitalized, you must submit a properly completed and signed request to the board of elections of the county where your voting residence is located by 3:00 pm on Election Day. To be eligible under this provision, you must be confined in a hospital because of an unforeseeable medical emergency. Your application must specify where, why and when you came to be hospitalized. You may include in your absentee ballot application a request that your county board of elections give your unmarked ballot to a designated relative. A relative includes: your spouse, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. Your relative would then deliver the ballot to you in the hospital and return it to the board office after you have voted it. If you are hospitalized in the same county where you are registered to vote, two representatives of the board of elections can deliver the ballot to you and return it to the board office.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

If you are registered to vote, you may vote by absentee ballot. A separate absentee ballot application must be filled out for each election. All completed forms should be mailed to your county clerk's office.

For regular absentee voting, the ballot application must be received no later than the Thursday before the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may Vote By Mail. You use one of the following methods to vote by mail:

  • Applying in writing to your county election official
  • Completing the absentee ballot application that is included in your sample ballot, which your county elections official will mail to you prior to each election
  • Downloading and completing an vote-by-mail application on-line.

Elections officials process applications 29 days to 7 days before an election. You may request an absentee ballot more than 29 days before an election, but not fewer than 7 days in advance.

Absentee ballots must be received by the elections official no later than the close of polls (8:00 pm) on Election Day.You may return your absentee ballot by returning it in person or by mail to your county election official or in person to any polling place in your county or by end of polls closing on Election Day. If, because of illness or physical disability, you are unable to return the ballot yourself, you may designate a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, or a person residing in the same household to return the ballot to the elections official or precinct board at any polling place within the jurisdiction.

Permanent Absentee Voting (PAV)

Any registered voter may apply for permanent absentee voter status. If you are a permanent absentee voter, you will automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election. To become a permanent absentee voter, you must complete an application, which is available from your county election official.

If you complete an application to become a permanent absentee voter, you will retain this status as long as you vote in all statewide primary and general elections. If you fail to cast a ballot in two consecutive statewide general elections, you will be removed from the permanent absent voter list and will need to reapply in order to restore status.

Late Absentee Ballot Requests

If, in the seven days before the election, you find you will not be able to vote in person on Election Day, you may still request an absentee ballot. You must make a written request, signed under penalty of perjury, and deliver it, either in person or by someone you designate, to your county election official.

According to California Elections laws, individuals, organizations and groups may distribute absentee ballot applications; however, they must use the uniform format as specified in the California Elections Code. A copy of the application form is available on your state's website.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here or any registered voter may apply in writing to the County Clerk to receive an absentee ballot. The application must give the name of the elector, residence address in Idaho, and mailing address to which the ballot is to be forwarded. The mail-in application shall be signed personally by the applicant and be received by the County Clerk no later than the sixth day before the election.

In person voting at the absentee elector's polling place ends at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter can vote absentee.

You can now request your absentee ballot online! Just fill out this form to complete your application.

You can obtain an absentee ballot by filling out the absentee ballot application. The deadline to request an absentee ballot depends on how you want to receive the ballot. If you would like the ballot mailed or faxed to you, the deadline is 7 days before the election. If you would like to download the ballot from the state's website, the deadline is 4 days before the election. If you miss these deadlines but still want to vote by absentee ballot, you must contact you local board of elections.

After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to your county board of elections on or before 8:00 pm on Election Day. You must either mail or hand deliver your ballot to the local board of elections. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received 10 days after the election in order to be counted. Hand delivered ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

All registered voters may request to vote by mail. To request an absentee ballot, complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form and submit to the County Clerk in the county where you are registered to vote. All absentee ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

If you are voting for the first time by mail, you must provide a copy of an acceptable form of ID either with your registration application or absentee ballot request form. Accepable forms of ID are:

  • Current Nevada driver's license
  • Current Nevada State ID Card
  • Rent receipt with pre-printed address
  • Bank statement or pre-printed check
  • Credit card statement
  • Car registration or proof of insurance
  • Government document (tax bill, income info.)
  • Current utility bill

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5:00 pm on Wednesday preceding the election. You can apply for an absentee ballot online here. However, you are not required to use the form. You may write a letter to your county election board to apply for absentee ballots. The letter must contain the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your birth date
  • The address at which you are registered to vote
  • The election(s) for which you are requesting ballot(s)
  • The address where ballot(s) should be mailed
  • Your signature

You may apply for absentee ballots for one election, for several elections or for all elections in which you are eligible to vote during the calendar year in which the application is submitted. You may mail your absentee ballot application to the county election board, fax it, send it via telegram or deliver it personally to the county election board office. However, you may not deliver an application for another person. If your absentee ballot is mailed to you, you must return it to the county election board by mail.

An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

If you become incapacitated after 5:00 pm on the Tuesday preceding an election, you may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. You must make a written request to the county election board. The request must be accompanied by a statement from a doctor stating you are incapacitated and will be unable to vote in person on Election Day. Your request and the doctor's statement must be taken to the county election board office by the person you choose. This person becomes your agent. The county election board can provide a form to be used for both your request and the doctor's statement. The agent will receive your ballot and will deliver it to you. After you mark the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You can request an absentee ballot through phone, fax, email, mail, in person or online. All requests must be submitted by 5pm or the close of the Town Clerk's office on the day before the election.

There are several ways for you to vote absentee by mail.

Vote at Home on Election Day. If you are sick or disabled a ballot can be delivered to your home on election day. You must request an absentee ballot before 5pm on the day before the election. On election day, two justices of the peace will deliver a ballot to you and then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so it can be counted.

Vote by Mail. Any voter can request that the town clerk mail them an early voter absentee ballot. Once voted, you can return the ballot to the clerk in the envelope included with the ballot. The clerk must receive the ballot by the close of the polls on Election Day to be counted. You can request a ballot at any time before an election and clerks will mail absentee ballots within the 45 days before the election.

Hand Delivered Ballots. A voter may pick up a ballot at the town clerk's office at any time beginning 45 days before the general or primary election. You can deliver the voted ballot in a sealed envelope to the clerk on or before election day. The ballot can be returned to the clerk or delivered to the polling place by the voter or any person the voter authorizes to return the ballot for them. However, you can only pick up your own ballot from the clerks office.

 

Absentee Ballot Process

Colorado is a vote by mail state so all voters can receive a mail ballot before each Election Day. If you need to update the address you want you ballot mailed to, use the online tool to fill out the Voter Reigstration Application and update your address.

If you are a first time voter who registers by mail to vote in Colorado, you are required to submit one of the forms of identification (listed below) with your application. If you have not already done so, you must also submit a copy of one of these forms of identification when you return your absentee ballot application. DO NOT include original documents with the application. You must place the copy of ID in the outer envelope of the ballot, not inside the ballot itself. Please submit a copy of one of the following forms of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license
  • A valid Colorado Department of Revenue ID card
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration
  • A valid U.S. Military ID card with photograph
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee identification with a photograph issued by the U.S. government, Colorado state government, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of the state
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. A cable bill, telephone bill or documentation from a Colorado public institution of higher education containing at least your name, date of birth, and legal residence address, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of ID

Note: Some forms of ID may not contain an address. If your address appears on the identification, the address must be in Colorado.

Ballots are mailed 30 days before Election Day, or three days after the County Clerk receives the request for a maill in ballot.

To vote, fill out your ballot, sign it and return to your County Clerk.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You do not need an excuse to vote absentee in Illinois.

You can request an absentee ballot:

  • In person - no more than 90 days but before 1 day before the election
  • By mail inside the US - no more than 90 days or less than 5 days before the election
  • By mail outside the US - no less than 30 days before the election (to receive the full ballot), or less than 30 days but no more than 10 days before the election to receive the Federal Ballot only

You can start voting the absentee ballot 40 days before the election.

Steps to request an absentee ballot:

STEP 1: Obtain the proper application for an absentee ballot, either by mail or in person, from your election authority.

STEP 2: Upon receipt, complete the application. Make certain to include your name, home address, address where you want the ballot to be mailed, and please remember to sign the application.

STEP 3: After completing the application, either mail it or hand-deliver it to your election authority. If you return the application in person or complete the application in the election authority's office, you may immediately vote with your absentee ballot in the election authority's office. If you mail the application and it is properly completed, the election authority will mail your absentee ballot to you.

STEP 4: After receiving your ballot, VOTE THE BALLOT IN SECRET. Insert the ballot into the envelope provided, seal it, complete and sign the certification on the back and PERSONALLY return it or mail it. The absentee voter may authorize, in writing, that a spouse, parent, child, brother, sister, or licensed motor carrier, should deliver the completed absentee ballot to the election authority in sufficient time to be delivered to the polling place on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot from the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee Ballot Process

You may vote by absentee ballot if you:

  • Will be absent from your city or town on Election Day
  • Have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place
  • Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs

You must be registered in order to vote absentee. You can fill out an absentee ballot request here. Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation. To register for an absentee ballot, you must apply in writing to the city or town clerk or election commission, either in a letter or by filling out an application form. You must include your:

  • Name
  • Address as registered
  • during a primary the the party you want to vote for
  • Ward and precinct (if you know them)
  • Address where you wish the absentee ballot sent
  • Your signature

You can also receive an application form at your local election office or download the application online.

You can also download an absentee voting application in English or Spanish and mail it into your town clerks' office. Either way, the application must be filled out in writing and signed. If you are both applying and voting in person, the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is 12:00 pm on the day before an election. Absentee ballots are generally available three weeks before an election.

If you wish to vote by absentee ballot for more than one election in a year, you may fill out one application and request that ballots for all elections during that calendar year be sent to you.

Note: If your address changes within a calendar year you must submit a new application for an absentee ballot.

If you are permanently disabled, you may file a doctor's letter with the local election office which states that you are permanently unable to vote at the polls due to a physical disability. The local election office will automatically mail you an application for an absentee ballot for all elections in a calendar year. You must sign the application and send it back to your local election official. Call your local election official for information about how to register to vote at home or to request that a mail-in registration form be sent to you.

Your absentee ballot must be sealed and returned in the brown envelope that was sent with the ballot. You must sign the brown envelope in the designated place and place it in the white envelope with green trim that also came with the absentee ballot. Your ballot does not have to be witnessed and if you cannot mark your absentee ballot, you may ask any person to help you. The helper must print his or her name and your name on the brown envelope, write the reason you needed help and then sign his or her name as the assisting person.

If you are in a nursing home you are able to vote by absentee ballot as long as you are not under a court ordered guardianship which specifically prohibits voting. If you are a patient in a nursing home, you must be a registered voter in order to vote by absentee ballot and must fill out an absentee ballot application. If the clerk designates a health care facility in writing 28 days before the election, the ballot must be hand-delivered to such facility by a registrar. If the you state that you have entered a hospital after 12:00 pm on the fifth day before the election the ballot may be hand-delivered to you; otherwise, the ballot should be mailed to the you at the facility. Consult the administration of the nursing home for further instructions.

Absentee Ballot Process

Absentee ballots are avaiable from your town or city clerk approximately 30 days before an election. A person may vote by absentee ballot if:

  • They will be absent from the city/town in which they are qualified to vote on the day of an election
  • You are physically disabled and unable to vote in person
  • You are a member (or a spouse or a dependent of a member) of the uniformed services who will be absent on election day
  • Your observance of a religious commitment prevents you from voting in person
  • You are unable to appear at any time during the polling hours at your polling place because of a work obligation that requres you to remain physically at work or be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the polls close

To request an absentee ballot, you may download the application. You can also submit a request in writing. You must include all the information that is on the application. Don't forget your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature.

Absentee Ballot Process

Oregon has a vote by mail process. Ballots will be mailed 14 to 18 days before an election. If it is determined by the county elections official that a person does not receive daily mail service from USPS, the ballot is mailed 18 to 20 days before the election. Out of state voters that are not long term absentee voters have their ballots mailed no sooner than the 29th day before the election. Long term and military absentee ballots (including all out of country ballots) are mailed 45 days before the election.

You may apply for absentee voter status if you live out of state or if you know that you will be absent for the election (i.e., you will be out of town prior to the election and are putting your mail on hold.) Absentee ballots are available 45 days before the election. To apply for absentee voter status: obtain an absentee ballot request form from your county elections office or , fill out the form, and return it to your county elections office in person, via US mail or fax.

If you prefer, your absentee ballot request can remain valid for all future elections until you notify your county elections official otherwise or you move out of the county. Please specify this preference on the request form.

To be a long term absentee voter, you must be a resident of Oregon who is absent from your place of residence. Possible long term absentee voters could include a person temporarily living outside of the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia or a spouse of a long term absentee voter.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

 

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Overseas and Military Voters

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Overseas and Military Voters

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Overseas and Military Voters

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Overseas and Military Voters

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Overseas and Military Voters

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Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Overseas and Military Voters

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Overseas and Military Voters

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Uniformed services and overseas voters who want to receive absentee ballots for the Oklahoma General Election  must submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form to the County Election Board in the county of their voting residence. The Federal Post Card Application form and instructions for submitting it in Oklahoma may be found here: http://www.fvap.gov/oklahoma 

Overseas and Military Voters

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Early Voting

Early voting is also available in Vermont with no excuse required. You may vote at your town clerk's office in person any time 45 days before a primary or general election or 20 days before a municipal election.

Early Voting

Early voting is available and no excuse is required.

Early voting is available during regular business hours for 10 days before a primary election and for 15 days before a November election.

Each county clerk and recorder shall provide one or more early voting polling place(s), each of which shall be accessible to persons with disabilities. Information regarding early voting availability, locations, and schedules may be obtained by visiting your county website or by contacting your county clerk and recorder's office.

Early Voting

Early voting is available to all voters beginning 40 days before an election and ends the day before the election. Locations and hours for early voting are determined by each election authority.

For more information about early voting locations, check our your state's resource.

 

Early Voting

Early voting begins 11 days before and ends 2 days before Election Day.

Early Voting

New Hampshire does not have early voting.

Early Voting

You can vote early and in person at your county elections office. Please contact them for specific dates and times.

Early Voting

Pennsylvania does not have early voting. If you meet any of the below requirements you may vote before Election Day through an Absentee Ballot. Please see the "Absentee Ballot Process" question above for more information on voting Absentee Ballots.

Absentee Ballot requirements:

  • A person who is in the military service of the United States
  • A spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying a person in the military service of the United States who expects to be absent on Election Day
  • A member of the Merchant Marine and your spouse and dependents residing with you expect to be absent on Election Day
  • A member of a religious or welfare group attached to and serving with the armed forces and your spouse and dependents living with or accompanying you expect to be absent on Election Day
  • An individual who, because of the elector's duties, occupation or business expects to be absent on Election Day
  • A qualified war veteran elector who is bedridden or hospitalized due to illness or physical disability and will be absent on Election Day
  • A person who, because of illness or physical disability, is unable to attend your polling place or to operate a voting machine with assistance by distinct and audible statements
  • A spouse or dependent accompanying a person employed by the Commonwealth or the federal government, in the event that the employee's duties, occupation or business on Election Day require you to be absent
  • A county employee who expects that your Election Day duties relating to the conduct of the election will prevent the employee from voting
  • A person who will not attend a polling place on Election Day because of the observance of a religious holiday

Early Voting

For more information on times and locations please contact your local registrar.

To qualify for absentee in-person voting you must be:

  • Any person who, in the regular and orderly course of his business, profession, or occupation or while on personal business or vacation, will be absent from the county or city in which he is entitled to vote;

  • Any person who is (i) a member of a uniformed service of the United States, as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 1973ff-6(7), on active duty, or (ii) a member of the merchant marine of the United States, or (iii) who temporarily resides outside of the United States, or (iv) the spouse or dependent residing with any person listed in (i), (ii), or (iii), and who will be absent on the day of the election from the county or city in which he is entitled to vote. See Absentee Voting Procedures for Overseas Personnel (Military & Non-Military)

  • Any student attending a school or institution of learning, or his spouse, who will be absent on the day of election from the county or city in which he is entitled to vote;

  • Any person who is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of election because of a disability, illness or pregnancy ;

  • Any person who is confined while awaiting trial or for having been convicted of a misdemeanor, provided that the trial or release date is scheduled on or after the third day preceding the election. Any person who is awaiting trial and is a resident of the county or city where he is confined shall, on his request, be taken to the polls to vote on election day if his trial date is postponed and he did not have an opportunity to vote absentee;

  • Any person who is a member of an electoral board, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment;

  • Any person serving as a designated representative of a political party, independent candidate or candidate in a political party;

  • Any duly registered person who is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because he is primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabled family member who is confined at home.

  • Any duly registered person who is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because of an obligation occasioned by his religion.

  • Any person who, in the regular and orderly course of his business, profession, or occupation, will be at his place of work and commuting to and from his home to his place of work for eleven or more hours of the thirteen that the polls are open (6:00 AM to 7:00 PM).

  • Certain first responders who meet code definitions for law-enforcement officers, firefighters, search and rescue personnel and emergency medical services personnel.

  • Any registered and qualified voter may request a mail ballot for presidential and vice-presidential electors only by writing across the top of their absentee application "request ballot for presidential electors only." A voter who votes a "presidential only" ballot may not later decide to vote the rest of the ballot. The same procedures and deadlines apply as for other absentee applications and ballots. Please note: When completing your absentee ballot application, reason 7A should only be used by voters who have moved to another state (away from Virginia) less than 30 days before the presidential election. This reason code should not be selected by voters that do not intend to move to another state less than 30 days prior to the election.

The electoral board will usually make ballots available for absentee voting 45 days prior to Election Day and ending 3 days before Election Day.

Early Voting

Early voting is not available.

Early Voting

In-person early voting can be done at your board of elections beginning 28 days before Election Day and no later than 12:00 pm on the day before Election Day.

Early voting takes place at your local board of elections locations.

Early Voting

Early Voting is not available.

Early Voting

There is no in person early voting for New Jersey. To vote early please see Absentee Ballot information above.

Early Voting

Early Voting is not available in Rhode Island.

Early Voting

The County Clerk is responsible for early voting. The locations will be in the County Courthouse, annex or on the property of the courthouse. The regular period of early voting begins 13 days before the election and ends 3 days before the election. Voting is avaiable during regular business hours and on any Saturday on or between the 13th and 3rd days before the election.

Contact your county clerk for more information on times and locations.

Early Voting

You may vote by absentee ballot in-person at your local election official's office. Contact the local your local election official's office to determine when absentee ballots will be available and the hours for voting. Be sure to take proof of identity with you when you go to vote.

Early Voting

In-person Absentee Voting is available in Iowa beginning 40 days before an election. Voting takes place in the county auditor's office.

You may vote absentee in-person until the day before Election Day, unless polling places open at noon on Election Day. In that case, you may vote absentee in-person from 8am-11am on Election Day.

Early Voting

You can vote early at your local elections office. For most elections, early voting takes place during normal business hours beginning 46 days before the election.

For federal, state or county elections, early voting locations must be open the last Saturday before the election (10am-3pm), and the day before the election until 5pm.

If you are not registered before going to vote early, you may register in person as long as you show a proof of residence.

Some places may have additional early voting hours. Be sure to contact your local election official for more information.

 

Early Voting

You may vote early in-person, instead of voting by mail. You may go to your county clerk's office beginning the 28th day before the election and vote on either a paper ballot or electronic voting machine.

Early voting at alternate sites begins on the third Saturday before the election. Call your county clerk for locations.

Early voting ends the Saturday before the election.

If you become ill after the period for absentee balloting and are unable to go to the polls, you may request a ballot in writing. Your request must be signed by your health care provider. Your ballot will be given to the person who presents the request to the county clerk and shall be returned by the same person.

Early Voting

You can vote early in person by visiting your county voter registration office and completing an application for absentee ballot. You may then vote absentee in person until 5pm on the day before the election.

Early Voting

Early voting is available in the form of in person absentee voting.

Each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality.  To find the dates and hours for in-person absentee voting where you live,  contact your municipal clerk.

Early Voting

Early voting is not available in Alabama.

Early Voting

Early voting information can be found at the DC Board of Elections website.

Early voting at the One Judiciary Square location begins 14 days before the election. The other eight voting centers open 10 days before the election. Early voting takes place between 8:30am and 7:00pm every day including Sundays!

Early voting ends three days before the election.

Early Voting

You may vote in person at your county elections office starting the Tuesday before Election Day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county. Some counties offer satelite voting sites during the 20-day advance voting period. To find such locations, contact your county election office.

Early Voting

Early voting does not exist in Mississippi. However, you may vote absentee ballot in person at your local circuit clerk's office (office hours vary, check with your local clerk's office).

Early Voting

New York does not have early voting.

Early Voting

Voters who qualify to vote absentee may also go to the office of the county auditor, complete an absentee ballot application and vote in the office.

Early Voting

In person absentee voting takes place at the county clerk office 40 days before an election. It is not available on election day.

For more information on times and locations contact your county clerk.

Early Voting

You may vote absentee in person 15 days before an election at all 40 regional elections' offices and you can vote at the airport absentee voting stations on Election Day from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

Early Voting

Florida state early voting, at a minimum, begins 10 days before an election and ends on the third day before an election. During this period, early voting is conducted no less than 8 hours but not more than 12 hours per day on each day during the period. Supervisors of Elections designate early voting sites 30 days before an election, contact your Supervisor of Elections for locations in your county.

Voters who want to vote early should remember to bring a photo and signature ID with them. Contact your Supervisor of Elections for dates, times and locations in your county.

 

Early Voting

A voting machine is available at your county clerk's office 12 (or more) working days before the election for you to vote early if you are qualified. You must fulfill one of the below criteria in order to be eligible:

  • You will be out of the county on Election Day
  • You are a student or resident who temporarily resides outside of the county
  • You have surgery scheduled and will require hospitalization on Election Day
  • You are a spouse of a voter who is having surgery on Election day
  • You are a pregnant woman in your third trimester
  • You are a precinct election officer appointed to serve in precinct other than your own, an alternate precinct officer, a county board of elections member, a county board of elections member of staff, a deputy county clerk, or a state board of elections member of staff

Early Voting

There is no early voting in Missouri. Please check out "Absentee Voting" to see how to vote before Election Day.

Early Voting

One-stop absentee voting (early voting) begins on the third Thursday before the election and ends at 1pm the last Saturday before the election. One-stop absentee voting takes place at either the County Board of Elections office or an alternate site if the County Board office is not able to handle in-person voting.

If you are not registered by the registration deadline, you may register during the one-stop early voting period and vote that same day. In order to register during the one-stop early voting period, you must show proof of address. This can include a valid and current photo ID or any document showing your  name and current address.

For specific locations of where you can vote, please contact your county board of elections.

 

Early Voting

Early voting is available and no excuse is required. The early voting period for generally begins 20 days before an election and ends 5 days prior to the Election Day. You should bring your voter registration card plus an acceptable photo ID when you vote early.

In a city election where there is not any opposition on the ballot there is no early voting.

For more information on early voting, contact your local county election commission office.

 

Early Voting

Early voting is available in Arizona. In-Person Early Voting begins 33 days before Election Day for the Primary and General Election, and ends at 5:00 pm on the Friday before Election Day. A voter may vote early in person at the County Recorder's office or on-site voting locations designated by the county recorder.

A voter may also vote early by mail. An elector may make a request by telephone, mail, or email to the County Recorder for an official early ballot beginning 93 days before an election. Early ballots are mailed to voters requesting an early mail-in ballot beginning 33 days before the Primary and General Elections. Early voting for the Presidential Preference Election begins 26 days before the election. The deadline for requesting an early ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election. If the request is oral (in person or by telephone), the requesting elector shall provide the date of birth and state or country of birth or other information that if compared to the voter registration information on file will confirm the identity of the elector. Requests in writing should include the voter's name and address as registered, birth date, election for which the ballot is requested, address where the ballot is to be mailed, and signature.The voter's signature on the early ballot affidavit is compared to the voter's signature on the voter's registration form.

Early ballots will be counted if returned to the County Recorder or other officer in charge of elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. County Recorders' offices will remain open until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to accept early ballots. Early ballots may also be dropped off at any polling place in the voter's county of residence no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Emergency early voting is permitted if an unforeseen circumstance occurs that would prevent an elector from voting at the polling place. Voters who encounter an emergency occurring after 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday before the election should contact their County Recorder for the procedure for emergency early voting.

Early Voting

As Election Day approaches, your county may have multiple early voting sites and even extended hours. Voting times and locations for your precinct can be found here.

Any voter registered in Georgia may vote absentee in person. This allows you to vote on a day and time that is convenient for you. 

Please note that you cannot vote on the day immediately preceding the Tuesday election. Traditional polling places will be open on Election Day. However, if you choose to advance vote you cannot cast another ballot at your precinct on Election Day.

Early Voting

You do not need a reason to vote early. All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on election day.

Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 days to seven days before any scheduled election. For more information on dates and locations for early voting, please use your state's resource.

Early Voting

Montana does not have true early voting, but does have in-person absentee voting that allows electors, as soon as absentee ballots are available, to receive, mark and submit an absentee ballot in person at the election office or by mail to the election office. However, ballots are not counted until election day. Early-in person absentee voting does not require a reason and starts as soon as ballots are available – by not later than 30 days before an election. For more information about times and locations please contact your local election officials.

Early Voting

Early voting is available and no excuse is required. Please check with local county election officials for specific dates and times.

Early Voting

In person early voting is available to any registered voter in Texas beginning on the 17th day (12th day before a May election) before an election  - unless it's a weekend then early voting starts on Monday, and ending on the fourth day before Election Day. No excuse is needed to vote early in person. Early voting in person is conducted in the building that houses the office of the County Clerk or City Secretary, or in a place designated by the County Commissioners or City Council.

Early Voting

Depending on the type of election being conducted, you may early vote during the 7 or 15 days prior to Election Day. For more information check your state's resource.

Early Voting

In person early voting takes place at the offices of your city or county clerk. Voting begins 14 days before the election and ends two days before.

Early voting is available in the form of in person absentee voting. Please remember to bring proper identification when you arrive at walk-in polling places to cast your early vote. Absentee walk-in polling places are located at the offices of the city or county clerk where you reside. Contact your city/county clerk's office for more information.

Early Voting

You may vote absentee at the clerk's office as soon as absentee ballots are available. Absentee ballots are available 30 days before the election at the municipal clerk's office. You do not need to complete an application if you vote in person at the municipal clerk's office.

Early Voting

For more infromation on times and locations, contact your county clerk.

Early voting is available from 35 days before the election until the Monday before Election Day. For more information on early voting, please see the section on Absentee Ballot Process.

Early Voting

Early voting starts 27 days before the election. All registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or voting center as designated by the county. For specific information on times and locations contact your board of elections.

Early Voting

In person early voting is allowed and no excuse is required. The polls will be open for at least 4 hours each early voting day and will close at 5pm on the last early voting day.

In order to vote during the early voting period, you must show a valid voter ID. This is either a form of ID that has you name and photo or two forms of ID that bear your name and show evidence of your residence. To see the complete list of acceptable ID, please visit your state's website.

 

Early Voting

California voters can vote early either in person at their county elections office, or by using the vote-by-mail system. Any registered voter may vote early instead of going to the polls on Election Day.

All valid vote-by-mail ballots are counted in every election in California, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.

Once your application is processed by your county elections official, your ballot will be sent to you. After you have voted, insert your ballot in the envelope provided, making sure you complete all required information on the envelope. You may return your voted vote-by-mail ballot by 1) mailing it to your county elections official; 2) returning it in person to a polling place or the elections office in your county on Election Day; or 3) authorizing a relative or person living in the same household as you to return the ballot on your behalf. Regardless of how the ballot is returned, it MUST be received by the county elections office by the time polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Late-arriving vote-by-mail ballots will not be counted.

Early Voting

Voting before election day at an absentee polling place is available. Contact your county clerk for dates, times and location of the absentee polling place in your county. See Absentee Ballot section above.

For information on time and locations please contact your county clerk.

Early Voting

Early voting starts the 2nd Thursday before election day and runs through Thursday before the election.

You can now register to vote at the early voting centers! In order to register at the center you must bring a document that proves where you live. Examples of acceptible documents are:

  • Maryland driver's license or ID card
  • Change of address card
  • Paycheck
  • Bank statement
  • Utility bill
  • Other government document with your name and address

For Early Voting locations, please use your state's resource or contact your local board of elections.

Early Voting

Early voting is available for all registered voters and takes place at locations throughout the state beginning 14 days before an election. Please contact your local county clerk's office for specific dates and times.

Early Voting

For more information on times and locations contact your county clerkIn person absentee voting will be available at your County Election Board on Thursday (8am to 6pm), Friday (8am to 6pm) before each election. If it is a Federal or State election, in person absentee voting will also be available on the Saturday (9am to 2pm) before the election.

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The next election is Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (Annual School Board Election)

The registration deadline is Friday, January 20, 2017.

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The next election is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (Consolidated Primary). The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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The next election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (General Election). The registration deadline is Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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The next election date is Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (Municipal Primary). The registration deadline is Monday, April 17, 2017.

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The next election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (General Election). The registration deadline is Monday, October 17, 2016.

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The next election date is Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Special School Board Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

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The next election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (General Election).

The in person registration deadline is Monday, October 19, 2016. New WA residents have until Monday, October 31, 2016 to register to vote in person.

Mailed registration applications must be postmarked by Monday, October 19, 2016. You may also register online until Monday, October 19, 2016.

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The next election is Tuesday, Septembe 12, 2017 (School Election). The pre-registration deadline is Friday, September 1, 2016 (by 5pm). Election Day Registration is also available.

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The next election date is Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (March Township Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

To find out information about local elections contact your local League of Women Voters or contact your local Board of Elections.

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The next election date is Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (Spring Primary). The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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The next election date is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (AL House District 67 Special Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 17, 2016.

For more information about elections visit your official election center or contact your local board of elections.

 

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The next election date is Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (Primary Election Day). The registration deadline is Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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The next election is Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (2017 REAA). The registration deadline is Sunday, September 3, 2017.

Please check your local city/boroughs for local election calendar or contact your local elections office for more information on local elections.

 

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The next election date is Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (Bond Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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To plan ahead check your state's election calendar or contact your county recorder or Local League of Women Voters for more information.

 

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The next election date is Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (General Election Runoff for Federal Offices). The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 11 2016.

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The next election is Saturday, Decembe 10, 2016 (Congressional General Election). The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

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The next election is on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Local runoff elections). The registration deadline is Monday, November 14, 2016.

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Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Utah:

  • You must be registered to vote in Utah
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the county for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in California:

  • You must be registered to vote in California
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 16 years or older may work if they are in good standing with a GPA of a 2.5 and above

You will be entitled to compensation To sign up, contact your local elections official.

 

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Idaho:

  • Political affiliation preferred
  • It is recommended that you are a resident of the election district for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Students with citizenship who are 17 years old may work

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Maryland:

  • You must be registered to vote in Maryland
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation preferred
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 17 years old who meet all other voting requirements may be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Nevada:

  • You must be registered to vote in Nevada
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally preferred
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 years or older who are enrolled in high school may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Oklahoma:

  • You must be registered to vote in Oklahoma
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the county for the 25 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training every two years

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Vermont:

  • You must be registered to vote in Vermont
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation considered
  • You must be a resident of the voting district
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 16 and 17 years old may be appointed as assistant elections officers

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Colorado:

  • You must be registered to vote in Colorado
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of the precinct 30 days before the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students with citizenship who are 16 years or older may work with good standing in high school

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Illinois:

  • You must be registered to vote in Illinois
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • Term requirement of 2 years
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of the precinct for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students with citizenship who are 17 years old may work with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Massachusetts:

  • You must be registered to vote in Massachusetts
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation preferred
  • You must be a resident of the county or precinct
  • Two students who are 16 or 17 years old may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements and get permission from a parent or principal

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in New Hampshire:

  • You must be registered to vote in New Hampshire
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the voting district
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 17 years of age may be appointed at the central polling place in state elections

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

Oregon has a vote by mail process and does not have traditional polling places that require staffing by poll workers. To find out how you can volunteer on Election Day, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Pennsylvania:

  • You must be registered to vote in Pennsylvania
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of election district for the 30 days prior to the election.
  • Students enrolled in a high school who are 17 years old with residency in the county may be appointed with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Virginia:

  • You must be registered to vote in Virginia
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must complete required training.

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

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In order to be a poll worker in Connecticut:

  • You must be registered to vote in Connecticut
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the town that you apply
  • You must complete required training
  • Students with residency in the town who are 16 years or older may work with written permission from a parent or guardian

To sign up, contact your local registrar's office.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Indiana:

  • You must be registered to vote in Indiana
  • You must be at least 18 years of age (or 16/17 if participating in Election Day Live)
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of the precinct for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Michigan:

  • You must be registered to vote in Michigan
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students16 years or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in New Jersey:

  • You must be registered to vote in New Jersey
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training every 2 years
  • Students 16 or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed if they are enrolled in high school and have a written note from a parent or if they graduated from high school and have passed a general education development test

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

Washington has a vote by mail process and does not have traditional polling places that require staffing by poll workers. To find out how you can volunteer on Election Day, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Rhode Island:

  • You must be registered to vote in Rhode Island
  • Able to read the Consitution of the sate in English
  • Able to write his/her own name

You are ineligible to be a poll worker if:

  • You are a candidate for public office
  • Have been convicted, found guilty, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or placed on a deferred or suspended sentence, or on probation for any crime which involves moral turpitude or which constitutes a violation of any of the election or caucus laws of this or any state
  • Are a federal, state, municipal employee - except teacher - only in primary elections

To sign up, contact your local board of canvassers.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in West Virginia:

  • You must be 18 years of age by the time of the next election:
  • You must be a resident of West Virginia
  • You must be registered to vote in the county you reside in
  • You must complete required training

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

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In order to be a poll worker in Delaware:

  • You must be registered to vote in Delaware
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the election district for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • High school students with residency in the state who are 16 years or older may work with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal
  • College students with at least part time enrollment in their college or university can work within the respected county

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Iowa:

  • You must be registered to vote in Iowa
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • High school junior and senior students may work if they meet certain statutory requirements

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

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In order to be a poll worker in Minnesota:

  • You must be registered to vote in Minnesota
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of the state 20 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 years or older who are registered in High school may work with written permission from a parent or guardian

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

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In order to be a poll worker in New Mexico:

  • You must be registered to vote in New Mexico
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation considered
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training
  • Messengers and translators may also be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

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In order to be a poll worker in South Carolina:

  • You must be registered to vote in South Carolina
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 years or older may serve as poll manager's assistant

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Wisconsin:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You may be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of election district for the 28 days prior to the election.
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 years or older who are enrolled in a high school with a minimum GPA of a 3.0 may work with written permission from a parent or guardian and school principal

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Alabama:

  • You must be registered to vote in Alabama
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must state your political affiliation
  • You must complete the required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in the District of Columbia:

  • You must be registered to vote in the District of Columbia
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the District for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Students with residency in the District of Columbia who are 16 years or older may work if they are enrolled in a high school

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Kansas:

  • You must be registered to vote in Kansas
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the area in which you will vote
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are at least 16 years old and meet all other elector qualifications may be selected to serve

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Mississippi:

  • You must be registered to vote in Mississippi
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 or older who are enrolled in high school and have residency in the county or municipality may work with a recommendation from the principal

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in New York:

  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be registered to vote in New York
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the county or in New York city must be a resident of the city
  • A training course and an exam must be completed
  • Students 16 or 17 years old who are enrolled in high school may be appointed
  • Translator positions also required

To sign up visit your state's resource or contact your local board of elections .

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in South Dakota:

  • You must be registered to vote in South Dakota
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county and precinct 15 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Wyoming:

  • You must be registered to vote in Wyoming
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 16 years or older may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Alaska:

  • You must be registered to vote in Alaska
  • You must be at least 18 years of age; except students 16 or older may work at the polls if they are enrolled in public or private high school
  • You must be a resident of the precinct 30 days prior to the election
  • You must state your political affiliation
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in the state of Florida:

  • You must be registered to vote in Florida
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or 17 and pre registered
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must complete required training

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Kentucky:

  • You must be registered to vote in Kentucky
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required. You cannot change your part affiliation for one year prior to your appointment as precinct officer.
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training
  • Each precinct allows one minor who is 17 years old to work. All minors who will turn 18 on the day or before the election may serve as an election officer
  • You cannot be a candidate during that election year or be related to a candidate in the precinct

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Missouri:

  • You must be registered to vote in Missouri
  • You must be at least 17 years and 6 months
  • Political affiliation preferred
  • You must be a resident of the jurisdiction
  • You must complete required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Students 15-17 years old must have full time attendance in a Missouri school

To sign up fill out his form or check with your local county board .

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in North Carolina:

  • You must be registered to vote in North Carolina
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of state and precinct for 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training, exam and certification
  • Students 17 years of age with county residency may be appointed if they are enrolled in high school and have consent from a parent

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Tennessee:

  • You must be registered to vote in Tennessee
  • You must be at least 17 years of age to serve
  • Political affiliation generally preferred
  • You must be a resident of state house legislative district or county for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 17 and meet all other voter registration requirements may be appointed

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Arizona:

  • You must be registered to vote in Arizona (unless participating in student program)
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must complete the required training
  • Students with citizenship who are 16 years or older may work with parental permission
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Georgia:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county that you apply for
  • You must complete required training
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Louisiana:

  • You must be registered to vote in Louisiana
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of election precinct
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are at least 17 years of age who are otherwise a qualified voter may work if they are registered as a high school senior
  • College students may choose to register to vote in either the state they are attending school or the place they reside when they are not in school

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Montana:

  • You must be registered to vote in Montana
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in North Dakota:

  • You must be registered to vote in North Dakota
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of the precinct for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 or 17 years old who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed if they are students in good standing at a North Dakota high school

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Texas:

  • You must be registered to vote in Texas
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the precinct for 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training

You will be entitled to compensation

For information about student elections clerks, aged 16 or older, visit your state resource.

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Arkansas:

  • You must be registered to vote in Arkansas
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or a high school student
  • You must be a resident of the precinct 31 days prior to the election
  • You must complete the training
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Hawaii:

  • You must be qualified to register to vote in Hawaii
  • You must be at least 16 years old by June 30th of the election year
  • Party affiliation generally required
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • New poll workers must complete required training

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Maine:

  • You must be registered to vote in Maine
  • You must be at least 18 years of age; except students 17 or older may work at the polls as student election clerks for specific elections
  • You must attend training at least once every two years
  • You might be entitled to compensation, depeding on the jurisdiction

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

 

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Nebraska:

  • You must be registered to vote in Nebraska
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation generally required
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 16 years or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Ohio:

  • You must be registered to vote in the county in which you plan to work
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the county and state for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony
  • You cannot be running as a candidate for the election in which you are working
  • Students 17 years old must be a country resident and enrolled in senior year of high school to be appointed

You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. When the polls close, if you are in line, you will be permitted to vote.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

All polls open between 6am and 10pm depending on the population of the town. Local officials can give you the exact opening time for your community. All voting places close at 8pm on election day.

Polling Place Hours

Polling locations will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm central time and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm mountain time.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 6:30 am - 7:30 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polling place hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 7am - 7pm.

Polling Place Hours

All polls are open from 10am to 7pm. Most polls open earlier.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polls are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

For all elections, except local elections, the polls must be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Some polling places may open earlier than 7:00 am. If you are in line at the polls by 8:00 pm, you are entitled to vote. For the polling hours in a local election please contact your local election officials.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours of operation vary in New Hampshire. In general, polling places open between 6:00 am and 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Contact your local election officials for hours in your community.

Polling Place Hours

You can still vote in person in Oregon. Each County Elections Office provides privacy booths for voters who want to vote in person or voters who need assistance.

All ballots must be returned to a County Elections Office or designated drop site by 8pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polling places will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

Polling places are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

Polling places will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

Polls are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Washington is a mail in ballot state and does not have polling places. Your county election officials can provide information about voting centers/election offices.

Polling Place Hours

Please note: All polling place locations will close at 8pm. Most places will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, opening hours may vary, but all polls close at 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polling place hours are 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. If you are in line waiting to vote at closing time, you may cast your vote even if it is done after 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Most polling places are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Please contact your county auditor or township clerk for details.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Alabama polling places are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polling places are open from 7:00am to 7:00pm. All voters who are in line when the polls close are allowed to vote.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

In the General Election, the polling place will be open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

For Primary Elections, polling place locations are open from 6:00 am to 9:00pm in New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County and Erie County. All other counties in New York State have polls open from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 pm is allowed to cast a ballot.

Polling Place Hours

Polling place hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for Primary, General and Statewide Special Elections and 8:00am to 8:00am for Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) elections.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours will be from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. All those in line by 6:00 pm will be able to vote.

Polling Place Hours

The polls will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

The polling place will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Each county sets their own polling place hours. Contact your local elections commission to find out the times for your community.

Polling Place Hours

Polling place hours are from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Polling Place Hours

Polls are open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Election Day. Any voter who is waiting in line to vote at 7:00 pm will be allowed to vote. Peak voting hours are historically from 7:00 am until 9:30 am, 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm, and during the mid-day lunch hour.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on all Tuesday elections, and from 7:00am to 8:00pm on all Saturday elections.

Polling Place Hours

Poll hours of operation vary. Polling places open between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm. Contact your local elections official for exact times.

Polling Place Hours

Most polls are open 7am- 7pm. Some polls may open earlier or close later. It is best to check with your local county election officials before Election Day.

Polling Place Hours

On election day the polling place will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees paid leave to vote on Election Day, unless polls are open two hours before or after regular working shift.

Time Off To Vote

Employer shall schedule sufficient time on election days so that employees may vote. This time varies by location.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees two hours to vote, unless polls are open 2 consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. This time is paid, with proof that the vote has been cast.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Maine state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees from one to two hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open two consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. Employees must request this time prior to Election Day, and the employer may specify when during the working day employees may take time off.

Time Off To Vote

Employers are prohibited from firing an employee who takes a reasonable amount of time to vote. Salaried employees should be elegible for paid time off to vote. Specifications of time vary by employer.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three outside of regular working shift. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.

Time Off To Vote

California law states that private and public employers must give employees time off to vote, unless the employee has two hours of nonworking time available to vote or employee fails to vote. Employees must give proper notice to their employer.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Idaho law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open 2 hours before or after regular working shift, or if employee has sufficient time to vote on his/her own. Employees must provide proof that they cast their vote to receive compensation for time off.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to three hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. Employees must request this time prior to Election Day, and the employer may specify when during the working day employees may take time off.

Time Off To Vote

Employees who begin their work less than 3 hours after the polls open and finish less than 3 hours before the polls close are entitled to 2 hours leave to vote. You must give notice the day before the election and must provide proof of voting to not have your pay reduced. The employer can set the time the employee can leave to vote.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Vermont state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after regular working shift.

Time Off To Vote

Every employee is entitled, after giving notice, to two hours off work, provided that the employee's working hours begin less than 2 hours after the opening of the polls and end less than 2 hours before the closing of the polls. The law does not specify whether time off is paid.

Time Off To Vote

Voters employed in mechanical, manufacturing or mercantile businesses are allowed time off during the first two hours after the polls have opened only if an application for absence has been submitted.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. New Hampshire state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Oregon state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Pennsylvania state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Virginia state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Connecticut law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Indiana state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Michigan law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. New Jersey state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Rhode Island law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

West Virginia law states that private and public employers must give employees time off to vote, unless the employee has 3 hours nonworking time available to vote or the employee fails to vote.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Delaware law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

If your work schedule doesn't give you three consecutive hours off work while the polls are open, you have the right to take up to three hours off from work to vote.

You must make a written request for time off to vote to your employer before election day. Your employer has the right to specify which hours you get to take off. You cannot be penalized and deductions cannot be made from your regular salary or wages on account of this absence

Time Off To Vote

Employees are allowed to take time off to vote during the mornings of election days. This time off should be treated as paid leave.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to two hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open two consecutive hours before or three hours after regular working shift. The employer may designate the hours to be taken, but it may not include lunch or rest hours.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. South Carolina state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to three successive hours to vote on Election Day while the polls are open. The employee must notify the employer of his/her intended absence. The employer may designate the time of day for the absence.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is available for those whose work hours exceed polling place hours. If not, employers are not required to give time off to vote. The necessary time off shall not exceed one hour. Whether this time is paid varies by town.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. District of Columbia law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Any registered voter may leave work for a period of up to two hours to vote. If the polls are open before or after the work shift, the voter may only take such time off that, when added to the amount of time before or after work that the polls are open, it does not exceed two hours.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Mississippi law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees sufficient time to vote, unless polls are open 4 hours before or after regular working shift. Employers may designate whether the time is to be taken at the beginning or end of the shift. Employees must notify employers of the need for time off not more than 10 days and not less than 2 days before the election. Employers must post a conspicuous notice of employee rights at least ten days before Election Day.

Time Off To Vote

Employees are entitled to paid leave on Election Day between the time the polls open and when they close, unless the person has two consecutive hours during the time the polls are open in which he or she can vote before or after work.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to one hour of paid time off to vote during polling place hours, if the employee does not have 3 consecutive hours either before or after work that the polls are open.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must allow sufficient paid time off to vote for their employees, unless the employer has at least two consecutive hours to vote before or after his/her work hours.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Florida state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must allow employees up to 4 hours paid leave to vote during their regular work shift. This time is unpaid unless specified otherwise by the employer.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to three hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. Employees must request this time prior to Election Day, and the employer may specify when during the working day employees may take time off.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. North Carolina state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees up to three hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after regular working shift. Employees must request this time by noon the day before Election Day, and the employer may specify when during the working day employees may take time off.

Time Off To Vote

Employors are required to grant three hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after work shift.

Time Off To Vote

Employers must grant employees two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open 2 hours before or after regular working shift. This time may be paid depending on location.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Louisiana state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Montana state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Time Off To Vote

The law encourages employers to provide time off to vote when an employee's regular work schedule conflicts with the times polls are open. This policy however is voluntary.

Polling Place Locator

You can confirm your voting location by selecting from the following local resources: Arizona State Poll Locator Tool.

If you have any further questios about your polling place please contact your County Clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can confirm your voting location by selecting from the following local resources: Arkansas State Poll Locator Tool.If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing VOTE411's poll locator tool or through your state's resource.

You will be notified of your polling place with the Notice of Voter Registration and Address Confirmation (NVRAC) card which your county clerk will mail to you. The notice will state your voting precinct and polling place during the election and will confirm that you are properly registered to vote in the district and precinct where you live. A Notice of Voter Registration and Address Confirmation is sent to all registered voters at their residence address every election year. A Notice of Voter Registration and Address Confirmation is also sent after each reappointment and redistricting.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing VOTE411's poll locator tool.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your local elections official.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your local board of elections.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

Colorado is a vote by mail state. If you have any questions please contact your local elections board.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

If you have questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

Oregon is a vote by mail state. You can find your ballot drop box location by utilizing Oregon State's ballot drop off directory.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your County Elections Office .

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your local election office.

Polling Place Locator

Even though Washington is a vote by mail state, you can still vote in person on or before Election Day. Each county will have a voting center, which will be open during business hours beginning 18 days before the election and ending at 8pm on Election Day. You can find your voting center here.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

 

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

The board of registrars sends a certificate of registration to you that includes the address of your polling place. If you do not receive your certificate, or if you have further questions regarding your polling place location, please contact your local elections official.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your local board of elections.

 

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions regarding your polling place location, please contact your local elections official.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

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Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state's tool.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

 

Provisional Voting

If you claim to be registered but are not on the list, you can receive a provisional ballot for later verification. Ballots are eligible for verification if votes are cast in the correct precinct. Tennessee does not provide a limited provisional ballot.

Provisional Voting

You will vote by provisional ballot if:

  • Your name is not on the registration list
  • The name and address on the registration list is not the same as the name and address on your ID
  • Your ID is not sufficient
  • You moved to a new precinct within the county
  • You changed your name
  • You were challenged as a qualified voter
  • You requested an early ballot but did not vote an early ballot

The voter is given a provisional voter receipt with information on how to verify the status of the voter's provisional ballot.

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting allows you to cast a ballot in person even if the requirements for doing so cannot be met at the time. The provisional ballot will county if the problem is solved within three days after Election Day. The three reasons for voting a provisional ballot are:

  • You are unable to show the required forms of photo ID when you vote in person
  • When you first registered to vote in Georgia you registered by mail, did not provide any identification at the time and are unable to present acceptable identification the first time you vote in person
  • Your name does not appear on the list of registered voters in the precinct

If you vote a provisional ballot because you did not have acceptable identification, you will have three days from the close of the polls to present acceptable identification to your county registrar office for your vote to count.

Provisional Voting

You must be a registered voter in the parish where you vote and eligible to vote in the election for federal office for your provisional ballot to be counted. There are several reasons why you may vote a provisional ballot. Those reasons are:

  • You are in the parish where you are registered to vote and you are voting at the wrong precinct.
  • You are in a precinct that is not in the parish where you are registered to vote.
  • You are not registered to vote in Louisiana, and you enter a precinct to vote.

For all these instances, you may vote a paper provisional ballot for federal offices, you will not be allowed to vote on the voting machines for state, local or municipal offices, propositions or constitutional amendments.

If you have cast a provisional ballot and would like to know if it was counted, please utilize your state's resource. Voters should wait at least 7 days after an election to check the status.

Provisional Voting

You will be asked to vote a provisional ballot for at least one of the following reasons:

  • Your name is not in the precinct register
  • The precinct register indications that you are provisionally registered, which has not been resolved
  • You have claimed registration with Motor Vehicle Division or other agency, which could not be immediately confirmed
  • You swore that you were eligible to vote due to not receiving or destroying your absentee ballot
  • Your right to vote was challenged at the polls
  • Your ID was insufficient and/or did not include a valid form of ID
  • You failed to sign the register
  • You are a late registrant who voted provisionally

If necessary, you must provide clear and convincing evidence either on Election Day or by 5pm the day after the election in order to verify your identity and/or eligibility to have your provisional ballot counted. You may provide this information in person, by fax, by email or by mail postmarked by the day after election day.

Provisional Voting

In North Dakota, there is no need for provisional voting, since there is no voter registration process.

Provisional Voting

You are eligible to vote a provisional ballot if:

  • You claim to be an eligible voter, but your name does not appear on the list of registered voters, and your registration cannot be determined by the voter registrar
  • You are a designated first-time voter on the list of registered voters, but are unable to produce the required identification
  • You have applied for a ballot by mail, but have not returned it or cancelled it with the main early voting clerk
  • You vote during extended polling hours ordered by a state or federal court
  • You are registered, but are attempting to vote in a precinct other than the one in which you are registered
  • You do not present a voter registration certificate or any other acceptable form of identification
  • You are registered in the precinct, but your address is not located in the political subdivision conducting the election
  • You voted in another party's primary in the primary election

If you claim to be registered, but your name is not on the list of registered voters, the presiding judge shall call the voter registrar to determine if you are registered. If registration can be confirmed, and you can show identification, you may vote a regular ballot, or be directed to the correct precinct if you are in the wrong precinct. You may vote a provisional ballot, but you must be informed that it will not be counted if:

  • You registered in a different precinct
  • It is indicated on the voter registration list that you voted by mail
  • You have no identification

Provisional voters will receive a notice in the mail by the 10th day after the election letting them know if their provisional ballots were county, and if they were not counted, the reasons why.

Texas does offer a limited ballot, but it is not considered a provisional ballot. Limited ballots are available if you have moved from one Texas county to another and are registered to vote in the former county of residence, but your voter registration in the new county will not be effective by election day due to the 30 day required period between registration and the election. This limited ballot is available only during early voting by personal appearance or by mail. The limited ballot contains only offices or propositions to be voted on statewide, or offices or propositions of territorial units of which you were a resident both before and after your move.

Provisional Voting

If your name is not on the precinct voter registration list, or you do not show a valid photo ID, the election official shall permit you to vote only under the following conditions:

  • You identify yourself by stating your name, date of birth and that you are verified by the county clerk as a registered voter within the county
  • You affirm your current residence and the election official verifies with the county clerk that your residence is within the precinct
  • You complete an updated voter registration application form
  • You sign the precinct voter registration list

If you are not listed on the precinct voter registration list and the election official is unable to verify your registration with the county clerk and you contend that you are eligible to vote, then you may vote a challenged ballot which shall only be counted upon verification of your registration status by the county board of election commissioners prior to certification of the election.

If your ballot is challenged, the election officials in the election precinct will make and retain a list of the names of all persons who are challenged and the procedure shall be as follows:

  • You will separate your marked ballot and ballot stub
  • You will place the challenged ballot in a single challenged ballot envelope and seal the envelope
  • You will place the ballot stub and the sealed challenged ballot envelope and the challenge form in a challenged voter envelope
  • The ballots of all challenged persons shall be preserved, secured, and separated from the remaining ballots to the end that the right of any person to vote may be determined later by the county board of election commissioners
  • The county board shall, prior to certification of the results of the election, determine whether the challenged ballots are valid

The election official will provide the voter with written instructions on how to determine whether the provisional vote was counted and,if not, the reason the vote was not counted. (Inmost cases, the election commission will mail a notice to the voter.)

If you have to cast a Provisional Ballot because your registration status could not be confirmed:

  • If your name is not included on the precinct voter registration list and if the election official at the poll cannot verify the voter's status as a registered voter in the county, that voter is entitled to cast a Provisional Ballot if he or she contends to be a registered voter in the precinct in which he or she desires to vote.
  • The election official will ask you to provide a current, valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check,paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. If you fail to provide this ID, the election official will note it on the precinct voter list.
  • The election official will write your name and address on the list of provisional voters.
  • The election official will provide a Voter Affirmation form on which you affirm that you are a registered voter in the precinct and are eligible to vote in the election.
  • When the affirmation is completed, the election official will provide the proper ballot to you.
  • You may then mark the ballot.
  • Then you should place the marked ballot into the Provisional Ballot envelope and seal it.
  • Then you should then place the Voter Affirmation (if the affirmation is a separate piece of paper and not printed on the envelope) in the Provisional Voter envelope.
  • The election official shall provide you with written instructions on how to determine whether or not the provisional vote was counted, and, if not, the reason the vote was not counted. (In most cases, the election commission will mail a notice to the voter.)

Provisional Voting

Requirements for provisional voting:

  • You attest that you have registered to vote, and are eligible to vote in the correct district and precinct in that election, but there is no evidence of registration
  • An election official asserts that you are not eligible to vote
  • You registered to vote for the first time by mail and did not provide the required ID with the registration application and did not bring ID at the polling place

Provisional voting procedures:

An election official at the polling place shall notify you that you may cast a provisional ballot in that election.

You shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot at the polling place upon execution of a written affirmation (affirmation for provisional voting) on the registration affidavit form before an election official at the polling place, stating that you are:

  • A registered voter in the jurisdiction where you desire to vote; and
  • eligible to vote in that election

An election official shall transmit the provisional ballot to the county clerk for prompt verification. If the county clerk determines that you are eligible under state law to vote, then your provisional ballot shall be counted. You will be given a copy of the Registration Affidavit Form (RAF) with the 211 toll free number to call to verify whether their provisional ballot was counted or not, and if not, the reason that the vote was not counted.

Provisional Voting

If your eligibility to vote is questioned on Election Day, you are allowed to cast a challenged ballot. A challenged ballot must be counted the same as a regular ballot. The validity of a challenged ballot need not be determined unless it affects the results of an election.

Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are eligible for verification in correct precinct. You can check the status of your provisional ballot by using your state's resource.

Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if the voter's eligibility is in question and the voter would otherwise not be allowed to vote. There are several scenarios where a voter may cast a provisional ballot:

  • Your name does not appear on the official poll list for the precinct or an election official asserts that you are not eligible to vote or is unable to determine your eligibility
  • You are unable or decline to provide the required proof of identity
  • Your name appears on the official poll list for that precinct as having already requested an absentee ballot
  • Your name is marked on the poll list or signature book with a notation that certain registration mailings have been returned as undeliverable
  • A hearing on a challenge to your eligibility as an elector has been postponed until after Election Day
  • Your signature, in the opinion of the precinct officers, does not match the signature on your registration form
  • Your eligibility to cast a ballot has been challenged by the precinct officials

Before your provisional ballot can be included in the official count of an election, the board of elections must confirm your eligibility to cast the ballot, as well as the validity of the ballot that you cast. If you cast a provisional ballot and provided acceptable proof of identity, you typically do not need to provide any additional information. However, if you cast a provisional ballot and did not provide acceptable proof of identity at the time of voting, you must appear in person at the board of elections no later than seven days following the election to provide such proof within the 10 days immediately following Election Day. Acceptable proof of identity includes:

  • Current and valid photo ID
  • A military identification
  • A copy of a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document (not a voter registration acknowledgement mailed by the board of elections) that shows your name and current address
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number

 

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting was mandated to ensure that every eligible voter who is registered or who believes they are registered can cast a ballot in federal elections with the knowledge that a fair process will be followed to determine if the provisional ballot is eligible to be counted. You may vote a provisional ballot if:

  • You moved anywhere in the state but did not reregister at your new address. You will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot at your new polling location
  • You registered through any public agency but your name does not appear on the Official Register. You will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot at your new polling location

All provisional voters will be asked for photo ID and/or proof of current residence at the polls.

You will be given instructions on how to view the status of your provisional ballot. If you have any questions please call the Lieutenant Governor's Office at 801-538-1041 or 1800-995-VOTE. Please allow 10-14 days after each election for this information to be available.

Provisional Voting

You may be asked to vote a provisional ballot at the polls due to one of the following reasons:

  • Your name is not on the official roster of voters and the election officer cannot verify your voting eligibility on Election Day. The elections official's office will then check the registration records. If further research determines that you are eligible to vote in the election, the provisional ballot will be counted.
  • You have moved within the county, but did not re-register to vote. The elections official will verify your prior registration before the provisional ballot will be counted. Your registration will then be updated with your current address.
  • Records indicate that you requested an absentee ballot and you fail to turn in the absentee ballot at the polls on Election Day. The election official's office will check the records, and if you did not vote an absentee ballot, your provisional ballot will be counted.
  • You are a first-time federal election voter in the county and were unable to provide the required proof of identification. The elections official's office will verify your eligibility to vote by comparing the signature on your registration with the signature on the provisional ballot envelope.

Provisional ballots are counted during the official canvass when:

  • Prior to the completion of the official canvass (the vote tally), the elections official's office establishes, from voter registration records, your right to vote the ballot.
  • Or by order of the Superior Court in the county of your residence, you seek a court order to require that your ballot be counted, at any time prior to the completion of the official canvass. Any judicial action or appeal shall have priority over all other civil matters.

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires each state or local elections official to establish a "Free Access System," such as a toll-free telephone number for voters to call or an internet website that you can access free of charge, to ascertain whether or not your provisional vote was counted, and, if it was not counted, the reason why it was not counted. For information about how to access each county's Provisional Voting Free Access System, please visit your state's resource.

Provisional Voting

Idaho does not have provisional voting.

Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot allows someone who thinks they are an eligible voter to vote. You might vote a provisional ballot if:

  • You are not listed on the precinct register
  • You moved and did not update your address and tried to vote at your prior address
  • You received an absentee ballot for this election, or that you already voted this election
  • You tried to register during early voting, but could not determine if you're eligible to vote
  • You did not prove where you live when you registered to vote
  • You did not show ID if you're voting for the first time in Maryland and did not provide ID when you registered

For instances where you voted a provisional ballot because you did not provide ID you must show ID or an ID number to your local board of elections before 10am on the 2nd Wednesday after election day.

Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are eligible for verification if cast in correct precinct.

Provisional Voting

If you do not show proof of identity, you may vote only by provisional ballot. You must fill out and sign an affidavit that explains why the provisional ballot should be counted. After election day, County Election Board officials will investigate the information provided and will either approve the provisional ballot or will reject it. In order for the provisional ballot to be approved, the information on the affidavit must match the information in your voter registration record.

Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is only used if a person trying to vote at the polling place is not on the checklist and cannot affirm they registered to vote by the deadline.

Provisional ballots are eligible if they are cast in the correct jurisdiction.

Provisional Voting

You may vote provisionally if:

  • You vote outside the county where you live
  • The statewide registration system shows you already voted in the election
  • You don't present a valid form of ID

You can register and change your address on Election Day to vote a normal ballot.

Provisional ballots will be counted after the voters' eligibility is confirmed and no later than 14 days after a General Election and 10 days after a primary election.

After you vote a provisional ballot, you will receive a receipt. This receipt will explian how you determine the status of your provisional ballot.

A provisional ballot affidavit is treated as a voter registration application for the next election, regardless of whether the provisional ballot is counted, as long as the affidavit contains all the required information and the voter is eligible to register.

Provisional Voting

An election judge will issue you a provisional ballot at your polling place if:

  • Your name does not appear on the official list of eligibile voters in that precinct
  • Your voting status has been challenged and a majority of the judges uphold the challenge
  • You did not provide ID when registering by mail and still don't provide ID on Election Day
  • A court order extends the time for closing the polls and you vote during this extended time period
  • Your name appears on the list of voters who voted during earling voting
  • You admit to receiving a vote by mail ballot but did not return the un-voting ballot to the election authority
  • You tried to register on Election Day but failed to provide the necessary documentation

By law, you must vote in your assigned precinct for all votes on your provisional ballot to count.

Provisional ballots are counted after Election Day. The election authority receives all provisional ballots and determines the registration status for each provisional voter within two weeks after the election. If it is determined that you are registered and eligible to vote, your vote will be counted. If you are not registered, your vote will not be counted, but the information you supplied on the affidavit form will serve as a registration application for the next election.

To find out if your vote was counted, please use your state's provisional ballot tool.

Provisional Voting

You may cast a provisional ballot if you run into the following situations at the polls.

Your name is not on the list. If you believe you're registered to vote, are at the correct polling place but your name does not appear on the voting list. You can ask the poll worker to contact the city or town hall to confirm your registration. If your registration is not verifiable, you may cast a provisional ballot.

Incorrect party enrollment. If you are voting in a party primary and believe that your party enrollment is incorrect as listed, you can vote a provisional ballot for the party you believe you are registered with.

Unable to provide ID. If you are not able to provide the proper ID, you may cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will not be counted until you return with ID to the polling place or the office of your local election official by the close of polls.

Provisional Voting

Because there is Election Day registration, there is no provisional ballot process in New Hampshire.

Provisional Voting

If there is a question about your eligibility as a voter or if you need to vote at a county elections office in a county other than the one in which you live, you will be issued a provisional ballot. In order to obtain a provisional ballot, you need to fill out a provisional ballot request form at the county elections office. Your provisional ballot will not be counted until it is determined that you are eligible to vote. After you have voted the ballot, you can call 1-866-ORE-VOTES or the county elections office in which you voted to find out if your ballot was counted. If it is determined that you are ineligible to vote in this election, the completed provisional ballot request form will serve as your voter registration for future elections.

Provisional Voting

You are provided the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot if:

  • You appear to vote and claim to be properly registered and eligible to vote in the election district but your name does not appear on the district register (poll book) and elections officials cannot determine your registration.
  • Regardless of whether your name appears on the general register, you do not have an approved form of identification when you appear to vote in an election district.
  • An election official asserts that you are not eligible to vote. (In a primary election this includes if you claim to be registered for a particular political party, but the district register indicates you are registered as a member of another political party.)

You are required to vote by provisional ballot if:

  • Your voting as a result of a Federal or State court order.
  • You are voting as a result of an order extending the time established for closing the polls by state law that is in effect 10 days before an election.

If you vote on a provisional ballot, you will be asked to:

  • Complete and sign the provisional ballot affidavit on the back of the provisional ballot affidavit envelope.
  • Complete a provisional ballot in an accessible and private area of the polling place.
  • Seal the completed provisional ballot in a secrecy envelope.
  • Seal the secrecy envelope in the provisional ballot affidavit envelope.
  • Sign the front of the provisional ballot affidavit envelope.
  • Return the sealed provisional ballot affidavit envelope to a polling place election official.
  • Receive your provisional ballot identification receipt.

If you already voted by absentee ballot for this election, you will be asked to cancel your absentee ballot. Within seven days after the election, the county board of elections will examine the provisional ballot to determine the validity of your completed provisional ballot. At least seven days after the election, using the information provided to you on the provisional ballot identification receipt, call 1-877-VOTES-PA or visit the department of state. Provide your provisional ballot identification number. You will be told whether your provisional ballot was counted, partially counted or not counted. If your provisional ballot was not counted, you will be told why.

Provisional Voting

There are several reason a voter may vote a provisional ballot:

  • If your name is not on the poll book and you believe you are registered in that precinct and the registrar's office cannot be reached to verify your registration status
  • If you do not show one of the acceptable forms of ID
  • If you registered by mail on or after January 1, 2003 and did not mail a copy of your ID at that time, fails to show one of the federally required forms of ID when voting for the first time in a federal election
  • If you were sent an absentee ballot but did not receive or lost the ballot or had returned the ballot and also appears at the regular polling place on Election Day
  • If the normal voting hours are extended by court order
  • If the poll book shows that you have already cast a ballot in the current election

If you are asked to vote a provisional ballot your ballot will be sealed in a green envelope. You must provide all information requested on both sides of the envelope and sign the Statement of Voter. The election official will tell you when and where the Electoral Board will meet and will give you a phone number to call and find out the states of your provisional ballot.

Your provisional ballot will not be counted on Election Day. Your local Electoral Board will meet the day after the election to begin its determination of provisional votes. The votes of qualified voters will then be counted and included in the results for your area.

You are allowed to be present when the Election Board meets to determine if your vote was valid.

Voters who do not bring a form of ID to the polls will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. Once you complete the provisional ballot, you will be given written instructions from the election official on how to submit a copy of your ID so that your vote can be counted. All information on how to submit the proper ID will be given at this time.

You will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the ID to the local election board in order for the provisional ballot to be counted. You can submit your ID through fax, email, in person or through the USPS or a commercial delivery service. The copy of ID must be delivered by noon on Friday, a Friday postmark does not count.

If you do not have any forms of photo ID, you may appear in-person in the office of the general registrar, in the area in which the provisional ballot was cast, and apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. After filling out the application, you may request the Temporary Identification Document, which you may then provide to the electoral board to suffice the ID requirement to. You must complete this process before noon on the Friday following the election

 

Provisional Voting

Voters can request that a provisional ballot be mailed to them by contacting their County Auditor's office. Provisional ballot means a ballot issued to a voter who would otherwise be denied an opportunity to vote a regual ballot, for any reason authorized by the Help America Vote Act, including but not limited to the following:

  • The voter's name does not appear in the list of registered voters for the county
  • There is an indication in the voter registration system that the voter has already voted in the primary, special election, or general election, but the voter wishes to vote again
  • There is a question on the part of the voter concerning the issues or candidates on which the voter is qualitifed to vote
  • Any other reason allowed by law.

After the election you may contact your county elections department to confirm that your ballot was counted.

Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are issued in the following situations:

  • You claim to be an elector in a jurisdiction, but you are not on the official voter list
  • The registrar determines that you cannot be restored or transferred from another polling place
  • A polling district moderator decides that you may not vote in the primary or election
  • You fail to provide appropriate identification

If you are requesting a provisional ballot, you should request it from the polling district in which you reside. Registrars of voters will forthwith verify the information contained with each provisional ballot to determine whether you are eligible to vote and note their decision on the outer envelope containing the ballot. If they can determine that you should have been on the official voting list and your vote is eligible, they will open and count the vote. Connecticut does not offer a provisional ballot in elections where there is no federal office on the ballot.

Provisional Voting

If you believe you are registered to vote in a precinct, but your name does not appear on the poll list, or if you have been challenged as not qualified to vote in your precinct, you will cast a provisional ballot.

A provisional ballot permits you to vote on Election Day. However, your provisional ballot will be kept separate from the other ballots cast in that precinct. After Election Day, the county election board will decide if you were qualified to vote in that precinct, and if your ballot should be counted. You will be able to contact your county election board to find out if your ballot was counted, and if not, why not.

Provisional Voting

Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote by signing an affidavit.

Provisional Voting

Provisional ballots are paper ballots that are used at the polling place on election day under the following circumstances:

  • If your registration information is missing or is incomplete in the poll book
  • You moved from your registered address to another in the same county and did not notify your local election officials
  • You did not provide the required ID information on your registration form or you're a first time registrant by mail in New Jersey and your ID numbers could not be verified and you did not show ID to the poll workers at the polling place.
  • There is a marking in the poll book that you applied for an absentee ballot but you did not apply for one, you applied for one but did not receive it, or you received it but did not return it
  • If you vote a provisional ballot because you did not provide the proper ID you have until the close of business on the second day after the election to provide your county commissioner of registration with the required ID information for your provisional ballot to count. You will be given instructions at your polling place on where to bring the ID.

Provisional Voting

You may use a provisional ballot if:

  • You are not on the list of registered voters at that polling place
  • You requested/voted a mail ballot
  • You registered to vote in one political party and attempting to vote in another parties primary
  • You did not bring acceptable photo ID
  • Your identity is challeneged at the polling place

The board of elections begins tabulating provisional ballots at approximately 5:00 pm the day after the election. Provisional ballot results are added to candidate totals only after all provisional ballots cast in the state have been counted. It is expected that the tabulation process will be concluded that evening and the results will be available sometime that night. Provisional ballots are eligible for verification if cast in the correct precinct.You may then determine the disposition of their ballot by visiting your board of elections.

Provisional Voting

If there is a question about your eligibility to vote in an election, you may vote a provisional ballot. You might vote a provisional ballot if:

  • Your registration record is not available at the time of the election
  • Your signature in the poll book does not match the signature on the registration record
  • The registration record indicates any other legal disqualifications

The canvassing board will review the information associated with the ballot and will determine whether or not your vote can be counted. Your ballot will not be opened on election night. To check on the status of your provisional ballot, please use your state's tool.

Provisional Voting

If you are a registered voter in your election district but your name does not appear on the official poll list, you may be able to vote by updating the record of a name or address change or by provisional ballot. Provisional ballots cover only federal offices such as President, Vice President, US Senate and US Congress. To be permitted to vote on a provisional ballot, you will be asked to sign an affidavit that says you are a registered voter in that election district and that you are eligible to vote in that election. If a federal or state court order extends the time established for closing the polls, votes cast after the normal poll closing time will all be by provisional ballot.

At the time you vote, you will be given information on the free access system set up by the commissioner of elections so that you can determine whether or not your ballot was counted and, if not, the reason why. Ballots are cast on paper and sealed, and you will be assigned a tracking number. The sealed envelopes are delivered to the Department of Elections for each county on the night of the election for verification the next day. If the Department of Elections for your county determines that the provisional ballot is eligible, then the vote is counted.

Note: You must provide proof of identity and address to vote on a provisional ballot. Acceptable forms of identification are a current, valid photo ID, copy of current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.

You can check the status of your provisional ballot to determine if your vote was counted.

Provisional Voting

If your name is not on the list of registered voters, you may register to vote at the polls on Election day and vote a regular ballot.

If you do not have the proper forms of ID to register on Election Day, or if someone challenges your right to vote on Election day, you may cast a provisional ballot.

The envelope has a place for you to explain why you believe that the ballot should count. A special board will meet after Election Day to look at your registration record and the information you have provided. The board will then decide if your ballot can be counted. Before you leave the polls, you will be given a written notice explaining your voting rights and listing the date on which the special ballot board will meet. If your ballot is not counted, you will receive a letter in the mail explaining why it cannot be counted.

Provisional Voting

While there is no provisional voting in Minnesota, Election Day registration is available.

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is permitted and is eligible for verification if cast in correct jurisdiction. You will be issued a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the roster or you do not provide the required identification. You can check the status of your provisional ballot by contacting your county clerk's office.

Provisional Voting

You are entitled to cast a provisional ballot if:

  • A poll manager or any voter has reason to believe that you might be ineligible to vote
  • Your name does not appear on the voter registration rolls

All provisional ballots are kept separate and not counted on election night. It will be counted if your registration is verified. You will be given written instructions on the time and place of the provisional ballot hearings and, if the voter registration office can determine you were registered, the provisional ballot will be counted. You can check the status of your provisional ballot online.

Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is a ballot that is marked by a voter but is not counted at the time it is cast. It is issued to a voter who is unable to provide the poll worker with the required documentation. There are two instances where you may vote a provisional ballot:

  • A qualified voter who has been issued a current and valid Wisconsin driver's license registers to vote at a polling place on election day, but cannot list the driver's license number on the registration
  • A first-time Wisconsin voter who registers by mail but does not provide an identifying document establishing proof of residence at the time they submit the registration form and is unable to provide the required proof of residence at the polling place.

Provisional ballots are not given if the voter is in the wrong polling place or when a person is attempting to register in person at the polling place but does not provide proof of residence.

The provisional ballot will not be counted unless the voter provides the required information to the poll workers or the municipal clerk by 4pm on the Friday following the election.

Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is voted the same as any other ballot except you must sign an affidavit attesting to your eligibility to vote. If your name is not on the poll list, the provisional ballot will be counted only if the county board of registrars is able to confirm, after the election, that you are a duly qualified elector of the county.

When you cast a provisional ballot because you did not have proper identification at the polling place, you have until 5:00 pm on the Monday following the election to submit the ID to the board of registrars. If proper ID is submitted by this deadline, the ballot will be counted. You may also cast a provisional ballot if you did not receive a requested absentee ballot or did not vote the absentee ballot.

To find instructions on how to cast a provisional ballot visit your state's resource.

To find out if your provisional ballot was counted, use your state's provisional ballot tool.

Provisional Voting

You will be required to cast a provisional ballot if:

  • You are voing outside your assigned precinct
  • You register to vote at the polling place on Election Day but you did not provide acceptable proof of residence
  • You change your address at the polling place on Election Day but you did not provide acceptable proof of residence
  • You are maked as an early voter in the pollbook
  • You are marked as an absentee voter in the pollbook
  • You are marked as ID required in the pollbook. This is for voters who did not provide ID when registering to vote.
  • You are marked as Administrative Challenge in the pollbook. This happens when the Board of Elections mails something to your address on record and that mailing is returned to the Board within 30 days of the election.
  • You claim a different party affiliation status (Primary Elections only)
  • Your right to vote was challenged by another voter or poll watcher and approved by the Precinct Captian
  • Vothing hours were extended by a court or the Board

If you need to provide identification or other information to have your ballot counted, you have two days to provide it to the Board. Information about how to find out if your vote will be counted and how to appeal the Board's decision is provided to all provisional ballot voters at the polls.

Provisional Voting

You may vote by provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter registration list or if there is a question about your qualifications to vote. The envelope containing the ballot is grouped with other provisional ballots. These ballots are not counted on Election Day. They are set aside for consideration by the county canvassers.

PROVISIONAL BALLOT VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Complete a new voter registration card.
  • Mark your ballot and seal it in the envelope provided.
  • Sign the statement on the envelope.

Provisional Voting

Known as an affidavit ballot, voters whose names do not appear in the poll book or do not have an acceptable form of ID are entitled to vote by affidavit ballot. A voter who did not present photo ID because of a religious objection is entitled to have their ballot counted if they complete an Affidavit of Religious Objection in the Circuit Clerk's office within 5 business days after the election. A voter who did not present photo ID is entitled to have their ballot counted if they present photo ID in the Circuit Clerk's office within 5 business days after the election.

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is available if the ballot was cast in the correct precinct.

Provisional Voting

If you are not authorized to vote, are successfully challenged, or are otherwise denied the ability to vote and you maintain that you are currently registered to vote in that precinct, you may cast a ballot which shall be called a provisional ballot. You must complete an affirmation for a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are not counted on election night. The county auditor will investigate the following day to determine if you were properly registered in that precinct. If the information found determines that you were properly registered, then that provisional ballot will be counted. You will receive notification of whether your provisional ballot was counted or not and if not, an explanation of why it was not counted. By voting a provisional ballot, your vote may not be secret if you are the only one voting on a provisional ballot in that precinct.

Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is a regular ballot issued to a person seeking to vote in a polling place under the following circumstances:

  • Your name does not appear in the poll book
  • Your name is in the poll back but there is an indication that you were issued an absentee ballot and you wish to vote at the polls
  • You fail to produce identification when required
  • Other circumstances as determined by the precinct election official

After the election you may contact your county elections department to confirm that your ballot was counted.

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is available if you do not have identification or are not personally known by the election official, or if your name does not appear on the precinct register at the polling place where you are attempting to vote. You will have to vote a provisional ballot that will be delivered to a regional election office for verification of eligibility before being counted.

Provisional Voting

Voters receive a provisional ballot if:

  • their registration cannot be verified at the polls
  • an absentee ballot has been issued but the voter fails to bring it to the polls
  • voter fails to provide proper ID
  • the polling hours are extended (these provisional ballots are segregated from all other provisional ballots).

Voters must cast their provisional ballot in the correct polling place in order for it to be counted.

If you are eligible to vote, and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count as long as your signature on the provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

 

 

 

Provisional Voting

You can vote on federal offices on a provisional ballot in federal elections if you live in the precinct and you find yourself under one of the following circumstances:

  • Your name does not appear on the precinct roster and the registration status cannot be determined by the precinct officer
  • Your name does not appear on the precinct roster and you have been verified as ineligible to vote
  • You do not have identification
  • You are voting as a result of a federal or state court order or any order under state law in effect 10 days prior to Election Day which extends polling hours
  • You have been challenged by all four precinct election officers

If you want to check if your provisional ballot was counted or not, please go to the Kentucky state board of elections Provisional Voter Information page.

Provisional Voting

Provisional voting is one of the election reform measures provided to guarantee every qualified and registered voter has the opportunity to vote on Election Day.

If your name does not appear on the poll book and you are eligible to vote at that precinct, you may be entitled to vote a provisional ballot. Every effort will be made to determine your eligibility and your correct polling place so you can cast a regular ballot.

Provisional Voting

You may be asked to vote a provisional ballot if:

  • your qualification to vote is questioned
  • your voter eligibility is questioned
  • your eligibility to vote a specific ballot is questioned

If you are asked to vote a provisional ballot, that ballot will be held aside until you can prove your eligibility to vote.

Examples of reasons for provisional voting:

  • There's no record of your registration
  • You moved to a different precinct and didn't report the change before 30 days before the election
  • You were previously registered in the county but the registration was canceled
  • Your address can't be verified in the lookup files
  • You're trying to vote at the incorrect precinct
  • During a primary election, you try to vote the other parties ballot
  • The records indicate you already voted in this election
  • Voting during extended hours on Election Day

Once you vote your provisional ballot you will receive a PIN number in order to check the status of your ballot. You can begin checking the status of your ballot 10 days after the election.

Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Alaska are optical scan, touch screen-paper ballots and hand count.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Touch Screen-Paper ballots: These units used in Alaska have a voter verifiable paper trail that allows the voter to verify the printed version of the ballot prior to casting the ballot. When voting on a touch screen, the voter has the option of having the ballot on the screen and/or listen to an audio version of the ballot and using a keypad to make the selection. Like the optical scan, when the polls close, the election board ends the election on the touch screen and then transmit results either via telephone line (for optical scan precincts) or by calling in the results to the regional office (for hand-count precincts).

Hand Count: These precincts are those precincts that are in rural areas of the state with fewvoters. After the polls close, the election boards tally the ballots using prepared tally books and then call in the results to the appropriate regional office. The regional offices then data enter the results into the regional GEMS computer and uploads the results to the GEMS system in the Director's Office via modem connection. There are 133 hand-count precincts in Alaska.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Florida are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a pages. where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) or through Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Kentucky are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Missouri are optical scan and punch card.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Punchcards: With a punchcard system, when you sign in at the polling place, the poll workers will give you one or more cards. These cards are usually about 8 inches by 3 inches, with small rectangles that can be punched out. You take your cards to a small private table. You'll see a booklet mounted on a frame. The frame will have a place for you to slide your first card in. Make sure that it's in all the way and lined up correctly. If you're not sure, ask one of the poll workers to make sure you've got it right. The table also has a little device (often a metal stylus or stick) that you use to punch holes next to the name of the person or ballot measure you want to vote for. Give it a firm punch, so it pushes out that little cardboard rectangle or chad. You may have to look at the booklet carefully so that you punch the right hole lined up with the person you want to vote for. Often there is a little arrow that helps you find the right hole. Some punchcards have the names of the candidates written right on the cards. You may need to vote on more than one card. Look it over carefully, so you put the right card in the right slot. Some punch card systems use both sides of the card, so look on the back of each card too. Check to see that all the holes are punched all the way through and there are no little pieces of cardboard (chad) hanging from your card. When you are done, pick up all your cards. There may be an envelope to put your cards in. Take your cards over to the ballot box and put the cards into the box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in North Carolina are optical scan, DRE, and hand-counted paper ballots.

Optical Scanning: With this system, you will recieve a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. In some places, you can check your card or paper right there at the polling place by feeding it into a card-reading machine to make sure you have voted the way you want to. When you are finished filling out all the cards. You may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that counts the votes. When Election Day is over, the computer counts how many votes were cast for each candidate.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) : This is the newest kind of system in use in the US. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen, like a TV or computer screen. The poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session. These devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these bigscreen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to votefor (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Some of these machinese have a key pad, and/ or have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for. You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad. The votes are stored on a computer device like a disk or a cartridge. At the end of the day, results from the disk or cartridge can be printed and read at the polling place or transferred to a central location.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used on Election Day. Paper ballots are mostly used for absentee ballots. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box. At the end of the day, votes are counted by poll workers reading the ballots.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Tennessee are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Arizona are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting system used in Georgia is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting system used in Louisiana is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Montana are optical scan and paper ballot.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in North Dakota are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Texas are optical scan, DRE and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

The following vendors are currently certified by the State of Texas:

  • Diebold Electronic Systems, Inc. (Accu-Vote TS)
  • Election Systems and Software, Inc. (AutoMARK 1.0, iVotronic v.8.0.1.0.)
  • Hart Intercivic, Inc. (eSlate v.5.0, v.3.3)

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Arkansas are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

iVotronic Touch Screen: With system the voter uses a touch screen to place their votes. This system prevents voters from casting two votes in a single race and alerts the voter of races with no votes cast. It includes a paper receipt that remains in the machine but allows voters to see their individual votes to verify the machine records them correctly.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting machine systems used in Hawaii are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or through Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Maine are optical scan and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Nebraska are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC)

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The voting systems used in Ohio are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

Voting Machines

The voting system used in Utah is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting machine systems used in California are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Idaho are optical scan and hand-counted paper ballots. Hand-counted paper ballots are used only for elections in sparsely populated jurisdictions, particularly when all offices will be filled by write in votes.

Optical Scanning: With this system, you will recieve a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. In some places, you can check your card or paper right there at the polling place by feeding it into a card-reading machine to make sure you have voted the way you want to. When you are finished filling out all the cards. You may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that counts the votes. When Election Day is over, the computer counts how many votes were cast for each candidate.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used on Election Day. Paper ballots are mostly used for absentee ballots. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box. At the end of the day, votes are counted by poll workers reading the ballots.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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Beginning in November, 2016, Maryland voters will use a new voter-verifiable paper record voting system. This new system will replace the touchscreen voting system used in previous years.

Voter-verifiable Paper Voting System: Voters will mark a paper ballot and then feed the ballot into a ballot scanner. The scanner will read the voter's selection and the ballot will drop into a locked ballot box.

The scanner uses technology that can identify the voters selections. When you mark your ballot by hand, the scanner will look for marks inside the ovals. If you make any other types of marks (check marks, etc.) the scanner will let you know that you need to correct your ballot. You can ask the scanner to return your ballot and make your corrections on a new ballot.

You will not get a receipt showing how you voted, however, you will continue to get your "I Voted" sticker to show you voted.

For more information on the new voting system, check out your state's resource.

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The voting system used in Nevada is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting system used in Oklahoma is optical scan.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commissions (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Vermont are optical scan, paper ballots and vote by phone.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

Vote by Phone: The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) required states to implement voting systems that are accessible for individuals with disabilities and permit voters who are blind or visually-impaired to cast their votes privately and independently. The vote-by-phone system purchased by the State of Vermont is designed to meet this mandate. When you go to your polling place and check in at the entrance checklist, indicate that you wish to use the vote-by-phone system. A poll worker uses a designated telephone to call the system, enters the poll worker and ballot access IDs to bring up the appropriate ballot, then gives the phone to you and leaves the voting booth. The system reads the ballot to you and, after you makes ballot selections using the telephone key pad, the system prints out a paper ballot at the office of the secretary of state. The paper ballot is automatically scanned and can be played back to you for verification upon your request. You may decide to cast it or discard it and revote.

The vote by phone system permits you to practice voting on the system prior to Election Day. You will be able to use any touchtone telephone to call into the system and practice voting to familiarize yourself with the contests and candidates on your ballot. To try out the system and practice voting your ballot, call your local county clerk to get the ballot access 3 digit # for your voting district. Then call (866) 486-3838 to listen and practice voting on the same ballot that you will hear and vote on Election Day. You can call in and practice as many times as you want.

All phone calls are answered by a computer system located at a secure location controlled by authorized election officials. The computer will only permit access to the system from phone numbers that have been entered into the system prior to the election, and only after the proper poll worker and ballot access ID numbers have been entered. The vote-by-phone system will be pre-tested before every election to ensure accurate programming. The system makes no use of the Internet or any other data network, so the system cannot be hacked. The only system input comes from DTMF tones, the distinct sounds generated by the telephone when its buttons are pressed. The vote-by-phone system produces a voter-verified paper ballot for every vote cast and the process can be monitored by observers.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting machine systems used in Colorado are optical scan, DRE and hand-counted paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or through Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Illinois are optical scan and DRE.

To find out what voting machine is used in your county, please visit your state's resource.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or through Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Massachusetts are optical scan and hand counted paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in New Hampshire are optical scan and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Pennsylvania are optical scan, DRE, and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting machine systems used in Virginia are optical scan, DRE, voter assist terminal and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some DRE's used in the U.S. will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used for mail-in absentee ballots and in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource and the voting systems section at www.sbe.virginia.gov.

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Washington is a mail in ballot state. The public may observe the processing of mail ballots. You may contact your County Auditor to arrange times to observe. Ballots are tabulated on optical scan and digital scan tabulating equipment. The equipment must be able to determine the ballot format for every ballot. Bar codes on each ballot allow the tabulation equipment to immediately determine the ballot format of that ballot, which allows the equipment to correctly read the ballot. For more information about ballot barcodes and this process please use your state's resource tool.

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The voting systems used in Connecticut are the optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil, fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. In some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device which checks your card or paper on site to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen, such as a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because many companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card which you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one screen. Often, with these big screen devices, you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so that you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Vote by phone: This option is available at every polling place for voters with disabilities or for any voter who prefers this option.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting machine systems used in Indiana are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or through Verified Voting.

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The voting system used in Michigan is optical scan.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting system used in New Jersery is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Rhode Island are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in West Virginia are Optical Scan, AutoMARK, Paper Ballots and DRE.

Optical Scan: An optical scan ballot is a specially designed paper ballot which is marked by the voter with a special pencil, then tallied by a computer reader. The layout is very similar to the standardized tests given in school, the voter darkens an oval next to a candidate's name in order to enter a vote.

AutoMARK:This voting system actually uses the Optical Scan ballot. The voter inserts the ballot into the machine and uses the AutoMARK touch screen to make his/her choices; when the voter is finished, the unit then marks the ballot for the voter and the voter retrieves his/her ballot and places it in a ballot box.

Paper Ballots: Paper Ballots are still marked with an x to select the preferred candidate and then counted at the polling place by a team of five election officials called a Counting Board.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for. You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting system used in Delaware is DRE.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC).

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The voting systems used in Iowa are optical scan and Hand counted paper ballots.

Optical Scanning: With this system, you will recieve a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. In some places, you can check your card or paper right there at the polling place by feeding it into a card-reading machine to make sure you have voted the way you want to. When you are finished filling out all the cards. You may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that counts the votes. When Election Day is over, the computer counts how many votes were cast for each candidate.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used on Election Day. Paper ballots are mostly used for absentee ballots. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box. At the end of the day, votes are counted by poll workers reading the ballots.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Minnesota are optical scan and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commissions (EAC) resource.

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The voting machine systems used in New Mexico are optical scan.

New Mexico uses paper ballots that are scanned on an electronic optical scanning system for absentee voting. Counties may also use optical scan systems for early voting. Some counties use optical scan systems for Election Day voting. Other models of electronic voting systems are used for early voting and precinct voting on Election Day. Visit the New Mexico Secretary of State website to find the type of voting systems used in your county.

If you do not want to vote on an electronic voting machine, you may vote with an absentee ballot, which is a paper ballot. Absentee ballots are counted on an electronic scanning voting system that tabulates ballots.

If you choose to go to the polls on Election Day, you will not be issued a paper ballot except for the reasons allowed in the Election Code. Emergency paper ballots are issued at the polling place only when a voting system becomes disabled and cannot be repaired in a reasonable length of time and there are no other voting machines available for substitution.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

 

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The voting system used in South Carolina is DRE. Optical Scan machines are used for mail-out absentee ballots.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting systems used in Wisconsin are optical scan, DRE, mechanical lever machine and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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The voting system used in Alabama is optical scan.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource, or through Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in D.C. are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or using Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Kansas are optical scan, DRE and paper ballots. To find out what system(s) your county uses, click here.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. Some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource or Verified Voting.

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The voting systems used in Mississippi are DRE and paper ballots.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

Voting Machines

The voting machine systems used in New York are Imagecast, ES&S DS200, ES&S Automark, Shoup Lever Machine and AVM Lever Machine.

Imagecast: the most accessible machine - audio and tactile interfaces, voters can listen to the options over headphones or view an LCD screen with an image of the ballot that can be adjusted for size and contrast. A "Sip-N-Puff" is also available for those voters with limited hand dexterity.

ES&S DS200: a portable electronic voting system that uses an optical scanner to read marked paper ballots and tally the results. These results are tabulated at the polling place and notifications are sent out immediately of any voting errors.

ES&S Automark: a voting machine designed for those that are blind, vision impaired, or another visual disabioity that would make it hard or impossible for them to make a ballot. Furthermore, the machine provides language assistance to those who speak English as a secondary language or for those who have reading difficulties. This machine is also equipped with the "Sip-N-Puff" voting device.

Shoup Lever Machine: the voter aligns the panel that represents their choice and pulls the lever. The machine keeps a tally of how many times each lever is pulled.

AVM Lever Machine: works in the same way as the above Shoup Lever Machine.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the voting machine summary of the New York State Board of Elections.

Voting Machines

The voting systems used in South Dakota are optical scan and paper ballots.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC)

Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Wyoming are optical scan and DRE.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.

There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.

Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.

You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.

You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.

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Any voter who wishes to have assistance is entitled to help. You may ask anyone (except your employer, an agent of the employer, or an officer or agent of the voter's union) to provide that assistance for you. If you do not request a specific individual, a poll worker may assist you at your request. Polling places should be accessible to people with disabilities. If your specific disability is not accommodated, please contact your county's board of elections.

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Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

To vote curbside, a poll worker must be told that you need curbside assistance. When a poll worker is notified that you wish to vote curbside, one of the election officials will bring a ballot to you and provide assistance as needed. It is suggested that you call ahead to let the election officials at the polling site know that you wish to vote curbside. Call 202-727-2525 to obtain the polling place telephone number where you will be voting. Persons with a TDD or TTY device may call 202-639-8916.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Voters have the right to vote in an accessible voting place and request assistance if needed. Each polling place is required to have an electronic voting machine equipped to allow disabled voters, including visually impaired voters, to vote in secret.

For more information, you can utilize the Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you are permanently disabled, you can register to be on the voter disabled list and will automatically be sent a ballot. To register as a disabled citizen, you must get a signed statement from your physician stating you are permanently disabled. The new voting machines provide accessible voting for many disabled. If necessary, you can choose a person to assist you with your voting.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Most polling places are now accessible to the handicapped. If yours is not, you may ask to have your records transferred to a nearby accessible polling place where the ballot will be the same as in your election district. You may also vote by absentee ballot. If you have a long-term or permanent illness or disability, you can apply for a permanent absentee ballot and you will automatically receive one before each primary and general election. For additional information, please visit your state's Board of Election.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you cannot mark a ballot because you have a physical disability or cannot read, you may ask any person to help you vote. For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Voters with disabilities have the opportunity to vote privately and independently becasue each polling place is equipped with a voting machine that allows the voter to listen to the ballot and make selection using a key pad.

In addition, assistance for disabled voters is given at the poll when requested. If you have a disability you may also vote by absentee ballot. Any qualified elector may request a ballot be mailed to another qualified elector.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you are a qualified voter who is disabled, you may apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative who can bring the ballot to you. A personal representative can be anyone over 18, except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. Ballots are available 15 days before the primary, general or statewide special election at any regional elections office.

The personal representative brings the completed application to an election official for a ballot and takes the ballot to you. You complete a certificate authorizing the personal representative to carry your ballot, vote the ballot privately, place it in a secrecy sleeve and seal it inside the envelope provided. The personal representative brings the voted ballot back to the election official by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

In addition to bilingual assistance in many polling places, the division of elections has a TTY communication device for the hearing impaired, magnifying ballot viewers at the polling places and audio recordings of the general election official election pamphlet for the visually impaired, and handicapped accessible polling places.

You may bring someone to help you at the polls. The person you bring may go into the booth with you and assist you with voting. This includes election officials, friends, family members, bystanders, campaign workers and anyone else who is not your employer, an agent of your employer, or officer or agent of your union. If you had planned on going to your polling place on Election Day but become ill or are homebound, you can vote by having a personal representative bring you a ballot. If this is inconvenient, you can apply up to seven days before an election for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. If your specific type of special services needed are not covered here, please contact an elections office for assistance.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you are unable to read or write or, because of a disability, needs assistance in voting, you may designate someone, other than an employer or an officer or agent of your union, to provide such assistance. Election officials may also provide assistance.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Kentucky is required to have a voting machine in each polling place that allows anyone with a disability to cast a ballot free of outside assistance. Nevertheless, if you need assistance due to physical disability, blindness or an inability to read English, you may request voting assistance at the polls on Election Day. Physical disability and blindness are the only two reasons you may apply to the county board of elections for permanent voting assistance. You may receive assistance from someone of your choice or the two election officers at the polls. You may not be assisted by your employer, the employer's agent, a union officer or agent of your union.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

You may bring anyone you choose to assist you with voting if you cannot read or write, are blind or have some other physical disability and cannot vote your ballot. If you require assistance and do not bring a person to assist you, you are entitled to receive assistance from an election judge. You must request assistance, and upon your request, two election judges from different political parties will assist you. Depending on the number of judges present and voter turnout, there may be a wait for an election judge to assist you.

If you have a question regarding a specific required assistance, please contact your local election authority to determine what assistance is available at your polling place.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Voting assistance, curbside voting, and reassignment of polling place are offered to disabled voters.

REASSIGNMENT OF POLLING PLACE

If a disabled voter does not wish to vote curbside, and the polling place is not sufficiently equipped to allow comfortable or adequate entrance to the building, there is another option. Satellite voting places: A county board of elections may, upon approval of a request submitted in writing to the State Board of Elections, establish a plan whereby elderly or disabled voters in a precinct may vote at designated sites within the precinct other than the regular voting place for that precinct. The State Board of Elections shall approve a county board's proposed plan if:

1. All the satellite voting places to be used are listed in the county's written request; 

2. The plan will in the State Board's judgment overcome a barrier to voting by the elderly or disabled persons;

3. Adequate security against fraud is provided for; and

4. The plan does not unfairly favor or disfavor voters with regard to race or party affiliation.

CURBSIDE VOTING

Aged and disabled persons allowed to vote outside voting enclosure. In any primary or election any qualified voter who is able to travel to the voting place, but because of age, or physical disability and physical barriers encountered at the voting place is unable to enter the voting place or enclosure to vote in person without physical assistance, shall be allowed to vote either in the vehicle conveying such person to the voting place or in the immediate proximity of the voting place.

VOTING ASSISTANCE

Assistance to voters in primaries and general elections. In a primary or general election, a registered voter qualified to vote in the primary or general election shall be entitled to assistance in getting to and from the voting booth and in preparing his ballots in accordance with the following rules:

1. Any voter shall be entitled to assistance from a near relative of his [her] choice.

2. Any voter in any of the following four categories shall be entitled to assistance from a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter's union:

-One who, on account of physical disability, is unable to enter the voting booth without assistance;

-One who, on account of physical disability, is unable to mark his ballots without assistance;

-One who, on account of illiteracy, is unable to mark his ballots without assistance;

-One who, on account of blindness, is unable to enter the voting booth or mark his ballots without assistance.

Please visit your state's resource for additional information. You can also utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Polling places are generally accessible and the voting machines comply with HAVA. If you have disabilities, you are allowed to bring someone to help you vote.You may also request assistance from poll workers. Such assistance will be provided by two poll workers, one from each party. For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

 

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Citizens with disabilities should contact their local county recorder for information about polling place access, early voting, assistance at the polling place and all other election related procedures.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

You may receive assistance at the polls if you are unable to read the English language or if you have a physical disability that renders you unable to see or mark the ballot, operate the voting equipment, or enter the voting booth. In order to receive assistance, everyone, except those that are blind, must take an oath stating the reason they need assistance.

The person providing assistance to you must sign on the oath. When there is a federal candidate on the ballot, you can select anyone you want to assist you in voting, except for your employer, an agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of your union. When there is no federal candidate on the ballot, you can select any other resident of the precinct or a parent, sibling, spouse or child (provided they are not a candidate on the ballot or a relative of a candidate on the ballot) to assist you inside the voting booth. No person may assist more than ten voters in a primary, election, or runoff.

Note: Between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm on the day of an election, voters who are 75 years of age or older or who are physically disabled may, upon request to a poll officer, vote immediately without waiting in line.

If you are physically disabled or illiterate, you may receive assistance from another voter in the same county or municipality or from the same category of relatives who can make an application for or deliver an absentee ballot. If you are outside of the county or municipality, then a notary public can provide such assistance. Any person who assists another person to vote absentee must complete an oath prescribed by law demonstrating the statutory disability and that the ballot was completed as the voter desired.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Voters who are physically unable to vote in person at the polls on Election Day and unable to vote in person at the registrar's office may be eligible for the special program for physically handicapped voters. Call your parish registrar of voters office and ask for more details to see if you are eligible. Disabled voters may go to the front of the line at their polling place.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.

Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you have a physical disability or are unable to read or write, you may ask an election judge to help you mark your ballot for you. With the permission of the election judge, a friend or relative can go into the voting booth with you and help you vote. Every polling place in Montana will be required to have at least one specialized voting machine enabling people with disabilities to vote independently.If you would like to designate an agent to assist you with the voting process, contact your local elections office to ask for an application for the designation of an agent.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.