California 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 may pre-register to vote if you are at least 16 years old. Your registration will become active once you turn 18.

You will need to re-register to vote when:

Arkansas 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

Alaska Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Alaska you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • An Alaska resident
  • 18 years or older 90 days before Election Day
  • Not a convicted felon, unless your voting rights have been restored
  • Not registered to vote in any other state, unless you're willing to cancel your registration in that state

NOTE: You may register to vote 90 days before you turn 18, however, you must be 18 on or before Election Day in order to cast a ballot.

Alabama Eligibility Requirements

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

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

Note: If you turn 18 years old after the registration deadline (14 days before an election), you can still vote in the upcoming election! Just be sure you submit your registration application before the 14 day deadline to ensure you're registered as you turn 18.

Hawaii Eligibility Requirements

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

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

*You may pre-register at 16 years old, however, you may not vote in any election until you have reached at least 18 years of age.

Georgia Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Georgia you must be:

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

Florida Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Florida you must be:

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

District of Columbia Eligibility Requirements

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

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