Registering to Vote

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Election season is among us! There has been a lot of effort over the years to ensure that every American citizen has the right to vote.

Register to Vote

Depending on what state you live in will determine how you can register to vote. There are 40 states that offer online voter registration which can making registering much easier. There are also many organizations across the U.S that helps people with disabilities get registered and ready to vote. Nonprofit Vote has made this comprehensive list of organizations in each state.

Who Can Vote

The eligibility for who can vote changes state to state. You can read the voter registration rules for each state on this chart. There are some criteria that does not change:

  • Be a U.S citizen
  • Meet your state’s residency requirements
  • Be 18 years or older. Read the age requirements state by state here.
  • Be registered to vote by the deadline for your state. Check out the deadlines for each state by clicking here.

How to Register to Vote

Many states have made it very easy to register to vote online. This website will bring you to your state’s online voting registration if it is available in your state. It also will direct you to the in-person registration offices across the U.S. A much easier way to vote may be to print out the National Mail Voter Registration Form and mail it into you state’s office.

Information Needed to Register

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Telephone Number
  • ID Number or Social Security Number - If you do not have either check out your state’s specific instructions
  • Party
  • Race/Ethnic Group

Registering to Vote with a Disability

As exciting as it is to vote it can be a very overwhelming task to do, there can be many barriers that make it difficult to register to vote. There are many Federal Laws that ensure that voting registration is accessible to everyone. You can read about the different laws here.

The American Association of People with Disabilities has made voting easy. After inputting your information, the registration form is prepared for you, all you must do is mail it in! See if you are registered to vote by filling out form, if not, click HERE to register to vote!

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