1. How to Register to Vote in Alabama

Those wishing to register to vote in Alabama, including in federal elections, need to be an American citizen and live in the state of Alabama. You need to be 18 years of age on or before voting day. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

You can apply to register to vote either electronically or by mail. You can do both at https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote. You will need photo ID to do this.

You can also apply to register to vote at the following locations: Car license branches; state or local government offices; public libraries; military recruiting stations; and county boards of registrars.

Registration cannot be done in the 14 days prior to an election. Consequently, you cannot register to vote on the same day as an election.

 You can cast your vote between 7am and 7pm and voters are required to have photo ID with them when they vote. Voting is by paper ballot only. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

 Alabama allows for absentee voting, dependent on circumstance. Those circumstances may be found at:

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/absentee-voting

Alabama does not allow for early voting

  1. How to Register to Vote in Alaska

To vote in all elections in Alaska, including federal, you need to be both resident in the state and also a US citizen. When voting, you need to be either 18 or above on election day or within 90 days of your eighteenth birthday. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

You can register to vote by online application or by returning an application by mail. That may be accessed here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/C03.pdf. You may also register vote online. See here: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/voterregistration.php

Registration to vote can also be done at the Division of Motor Vehicles, at the Division of Elections office, via a registration agency or before a registration official.

Registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to voting to be eligible to cast your vote.

You will need your ID to vote. Click here to see what constitutes acceptable ID: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/votingatthepollsonelectionday.php. The hours that you can cast your vote on election day in Alaska are from 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Alaska allows for both no-excuse early voting and online voting. Early voting needs to take place at an official polling venue. Online voting is done by way of an Online Ballot Delivery Service.

See: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/votingbyonline.php

All registered voters in Alaska are allowed to absentee vote as there are no specific requirements for this. Absentee ballots must be received a minimum of ten days before the election takes place.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Arizona

To cast a vote in all elections in Arizona, including federal, you need to be both an American citizen and resident in the state. You will need to be 18 years of age or more the day before the election so as to be allowed to cast your vote. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

To register to vote, you can complete an application form to then mail to your county recorder. You may access that form here: https://azsos.gov/sites/default/files/voter_registration_form.pdf

You can also register to vote on-line through the Service Arizona portal:

https://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration?popularclick

You can also register to vote in person, with ID, at your local County Recorder’s Office. For a list of those, see: https://azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/register-vote-or-update-your-current-voter-information

You must complete your voter registration no less than 29 days before an election to be able to vote.

You will not be able to vote without presenting your ID (see above). Polling stations in Arizona open at 6am and close at 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

No-excuse early voting (voting on a day before the regular election day) at a polling station is allowed in Arizona. Online voting is in operation in Arizona, but in a limited fashion only (for military or overseas citizens.)

Every eligible voter in Arizona is entitled to cast an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots need to be submitted at least 11 days before the election.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Arkansas

To be eligible to vote in Arkansas, up to and including a federal election, you need to be both a US citizen and resident in a county of Arkansas. You will need to be 18 or older on the day of the election in Arkansas. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Arkansas does not allow for online voter registration. You can though apply to register by mailing in a paper application. You may download the application by visiting: https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections

You can also register in person by visiting a local county clerk’s office, an Arkansas Office of Driver Services, public library, public agency or military recruitment center.

To be able to vote, you must ensure that your registration is completed no later than 30 days before the election in question.

The state imposes a very strict photo ID requirement when voting. That ID can be a state ID, driver’s license or military identification card. On the day of an election, voting times are from 7.30am to 7.30pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Arkansas allows for no excuse early voting – which allows eligible voters to cast their vote prior to the regular election day. No excuse There is no online voting in Arkansas.

Eligible voters in Arkansas are allowed to vote absentee, subject to approved conditions. Click here to see those approved conditions:

https://ballotpedia.org/Voting_in_Arkansas#cite_note-ARabsentee-9

  1. How to Register to Vote in California

To be able to vote in all elections California, including federal, you need to be 18 years or older on election day, as well as being both a resident of the state and a US citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

In April 2018, California implemented automatic voter registration for all those who engaged with a Department of Motor Vehicle office. For those where that does not apply, online voter registration is available in California. See: https://registertovote.ca.gov Paper applications that can be mailed off can be obtained from any Department of Motor Vehicles field office, county elections offices and many post offices and libraries across the state.

You may also register to vote at any county election office, even after the 15-day deadline for registration prior to an election (see below) you will be allowed to cast what is known as a provisional ballot/conditional voter registration. Photo ID will again be required. See: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/conditional-voter-reg

Californian law stipulates that for a full, non-conditional ballot (see above), an applicant must be registered to vote a full 15 days before the election in question.

In most cases, unless you are a first-time voter, you are not required to show ID when voting in California. Polling stations are open from 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

The state of California allows for no-excuse early voting. While online voting is not permitted in California, you are also able to return your vote by fax.

Every eligible voter in California is allowed to cast an absentee vote. For more information, see: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/frequently-asked-questions

  1. How to Register to Vote in Colorado

To be able to vote in elections in Colorado, including federal, you must be a US citizen and have lived in the state for a minimum of 22 days before the election. You need to be 18 or older on the day of voting, although you can register to vote (for when you are 18) at the age of 16. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Colorado has online registration to vote, if you wish. You can register here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml

To make sure that once you have registered you receive a ballot paper in the mail, registration must be completed at least eight days before the election in question (see below). Alternatively, you may choose to complete a registration form which can then be returned by mail, fax, email or in person. See here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterRegFormEnglish.pdf

You can also register at the following venues in Colorado: Armed forces recruitment offices; any government office that offers the service; public/disability assistance offices; Voter Service and Polling Centers; and any Department of Motor Vehicle premises when obtaining or updating your driver’s license.

As detailed above, once you have registered you receive a ballot paper in the mail, registration must be completed at least eight days before the election. You can register to vote through election day but to do so you will need to appear in-person at a Voter Service and Polling Center. Colorado has an exclusive vote-by-mail system for those who do not wish to vote in person (which is still an option if you wish.) There is limited voting by email, but that is restricted to citizens and military overseas.

When voting in person in Colorado, a voter must present (non-photo) ID. For a full list of acceptable ID, click here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/acceptableFormsOfID.html Polling stations are open in Colorado from 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

 Because of the exclusive vote-by-mail system in Colorado, early voting is fully permissible in the state.

 Absentee voting is also fully allowed in Colorado courtesy of its vote-by-mail system.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Connecticut

To vote in elections in Connecticut, including at federal level, you need to be at least 18 on election day, be resident in the state and also be a US citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

You can register to vote by returning a completed registration form in the mail or by making an online application. See here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/ElectForms/electforms/VoterRegCardEnglish2015pdf.pdf?la=en

To register online, see: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do

The deadline for voter registration in Connecticut depends on the election. Click here to see more: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Registration-Deadlines/Registration-Deadlines 

When voting at a polling station, you must supply (non-photo) ID. Voting times in Connecticut are 6am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is permitted subject to one of the following: active military service; illness or physical disability; religious belief; being out of one’s town of residence at the time of polling; and essential work commitments.

No-excuse early voting is not allowed in Connecticut.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Delaware

To be able to in elections in Delaware, including at federal level, you need to be 18 or older on the day of the election in question. You are also required to be resident in the state and be a US citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential voters may choose to register to vote online. To do that, click here: https://ivote.de.gov Online voter registration should be done no later than 24 days before the election.

Alternatively, if you wish to register to vote by mail or in person, that too must be done no later than 24 days before election day. See her for a form to complete and mail in: https://elections.delaware.gov/pubs/stateform.pdf

Election day registration is not permitted in Delaware.

ID is required when voting. That can include photo ID, like a driver’s license or state ID, but also includes birth certificates and utility bills. Voting hours for Delaware elections are from 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is allowed in Delaware, but you need to fall in one of the following categories: unavoidable workplace commitments; military or comparable civilian commitments; incarceration; illness or disability; religion; or the voter is out of area on voting day.

Delaware does not allow any form of no-excuse early day voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Florida

To be able to vote in elections in Florida, including federal, you need to be resident in one of the state’s counties as well as being an American citizen. You need to be 18 or older on the day of the election in question. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Those eligible to vote in Florida may choose to mail in a completed application form. See here: https://dos.myflorida.com/media/693757/dsde39.pdf

Alternatively, they may register to vote online. Click here to do that: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home

Potential voters may also choose to register in person at a number of different venues. Those include public libraries, driver license issuing venues, local election offices, public assistance offices, independent living centers and military recruitment centers.

ID is required for any method of registration. To be able to vote, registration must be completed at least 29 days before election day.

Florida voters need to provide both valid photo ID and a signature to be able to vote. One can vote in Florida between the hours of 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is fully permissible in Florida – no special circumstances are required. Overseas citizens and military can return their vote by fax.

Florida allows for no-excuse early voting. For more details, see: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting

  1. How to Register to Vote in Georgia

Georgia requires voters, up to and including federal elections, to be a citizen of the US and to also be a legal resident of the state. Voters need to be 18 at the time of a federal election to cast their vote. To register to vote you must be a minimum of 17 ½ years old. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Voters can register by completing a registration form and sending that in through the mail. The registration form can be obtained from schools, public libraries, military recruitment centers and other government offices. Click here to access the form: https://sos.ga.gov/admin/files/GA_VR_APP_2019.pdf. You can also register to vote online. See here: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcome.do#no-back-button

Registration to vote can also be done when applying for a new our updated driver’s license at one of Georgia’s Department of Driver Services venues.

Registration to vote must be completed 28 days before the election.

When voting, you will need to present ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, state ID card and military ID cards. You may vote between the hours of 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is fully permitted in Georgia. An absentee vote must be received by 7pm, close of polls, to be considered valid.

No-excuse early voting is practiced in Georgia. Overseas military/civilian voters may return their ballot by mail.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Hawaii

To vote in elections in Hawaii, including federal, one must be 18 years of age or more on the day of the election, resident in Hawaii and a US citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Voters in Hawaii may opt to register to vote online. See here: https://olvr.hawaii.gov

You may also register to vote by completing a registration form and submitting to the county clerk; you may also visit to the county clerk and complete the form there; or by attending a Department of Motor Vehicles office. See here for the form: https://elections.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/Voter-Registration-and-Permanent-Absentee-Application_Form-Fillable.pdf

For registration to be successful, it needs to be completed no later than 29 days before the election.

When voting, you must present valid ID. This does not have to be photo ID. Acceptable documents include bank statements, utility bills, driver’s license, state ID cards and military ID cards. Voting hours are 7am to 6pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is allowed for in Hawaii. Absentee votes must be returned seven days before the election for them to count.

Hawaii permits every voter non-excuse early voting if they so wish. For both absentee and early voting in Hawaii, see here: https://elections.hawaii.gov/voters/early-voting

  1. How to Register to Vote in Idaho

To be able to vote in an election in Idaho, including at federal level, you need to be 18 or older, a US citizen and legally resident in a county of the state for 30 days. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Voters can register to vote by completing an application form and then mailing it off. See here: https://sos.idaho.gov/elect/VoterReg/voter_registration.pdf Alternatively, voters may register to vote online. Click here for that feature: https://www.dmv.org/id-idaho/voter-registration.php

Alternatively, applicants may also register to vote in person by visiting their county clerk. All first-time voters need to provide ID that establishes proof of residence. Acceptable documents for that include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, driver’s license, state ID or any government document that shows the potential voter’s name.

Voter registration should be completed no later than 25 days before an election.

When voting in person, you must either provide valid photo ID or sign a written affidavit to confirm your identity. You may vote in Idaho between the hours of 8am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote. 

All voters in Idaho are automatically permitted to vote absentee. For an absentee vote to be valid, it must be submitted no later than 11 days before the election in question.

Idaho allows for full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Illinois

The basic eligibility requirements to vote in Illinois, up to and including a federal election, requires the voter to be an American citizen and to have legally resided in the state for 30 days prior to polling. Voters should also be 18 or older (although Illinois does provide for those aged 17 to vote in a primary election if they are going to be 18 at the time of the related general election). Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

You may register to vote in Illinois by mailing in a completed registration application or by applying to do so online. You may obtain the application form here: https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/sber19.pdf You can register online by clicking this link: https://ova.elections.il.gov

You may also register in person at any of the following venues to found throughout the state: county clerk offices, schools, public libraries, military recruitment centers, government agency offices, a driver’s license facility, municipal offices, precinct committee offices and election commissioners offices.

To ensure you are able to vote, applicants must ensure that their registration application is submitted at least 28 days before the vote takes place.

First time voters who did not provide ID when registering may be required to provide photo ID when voting. You may cast your ballot in Illinois from 6am to 7pm on voting day. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Illinois permits absentee voting for all voters, if required.

Illinois also permits full, no-excuse voting for all eligible voters.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Indiana

To be eligible to vote in elections in Indiana, including federal, you need to be aged 18 or over on the day of the election, an American citizen and have legally lived in the state for 30 days. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

You can register to vote online by visiting https://indianavoters.in.gov. Alternatively, completed registration/application forms can, when completed, be mailed to the local county voter registration office. To access the form, click here: https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm 

Registration can also be done by completing and returning a registration/application form to any of the following venues: a public assistance office, a county voter registration office, the Indiana Election Division office or a Bureau of Motor Vehicles licensing branch.

Registration must be completed 28 days before an election to ensure that a cast ballot is fully valid.

When voting in person on election day, you must provide confirmation of your identity with a state or federal approved photo ID, such as military ID card, state ID, or driver’s license. You may vote in Indiana between the hours of 6am and 6pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is allowed for in Indiana, but subject to conditions. Click here to see: https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2402.htm

Indiana permits full, no-excuse early voting throughout the state.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Iowa

To be able to cast a vote in Iowa, up to and including a federal election, you will need to be 18 years of age or older on polling day, be a US citizen and legally resident within the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Those wishing to register as a voter in Iowa can either complete an application form to mail off to the local county auditor’s office. Click here to access the application form: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/voteapp.pdf That must be done at least 15 days before election day. Alternatively, they may register online. See: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html

A voter registration form can also be returned in person to the local county auditor’s office.

If the 15-day deadline for registration is missed, Iowa allows for election same day voter registration. To do that, you will need to report to either your regular polling venue or early voting site.

Photo ID is required when voting in person in Iowa. Acceptable documents include a passport, state ID, driver’s license or military ID card. Voting hours in Iowa are between 7am and 9pm on election day. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Every voter in Iowa is allowed to absentee vote if required.

The state of Iowa allows for full no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Kansas

To vote in Kansas, including in federal elections, the law stipulates that you must be at least 18years of age on the day of the election, be a resident of the state as well as an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

To register to vote in Kansas, you may choose to do so online. See here: https://www.kdor.ks.gov/Apps/VoterReg/Default.aspx Alternatively, potential voters may opt to complete an application form and mail it in to their county election officer. The form may be obtained here: http://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/elections/voterregistration.pdf 

Voters may also submit their completed form in person at their county election office. All application for registration should be accompanied, where possible, with either the ten digit number on your driver’s license/state ID or the last four digits of your social security number.

Registration needs to be completed at least 21 days prior to election day.

When voting in person, valid photo ID is required: military ID, state ID, driver’s license, tribal ID, public assistance card or student ID. You may vote in Kansas between the hours of 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote. 

Every voter in Kansas is permitted to vote absentee if they wish.

Kansas also permits full no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Kentucky

To be an eligible voter in Kentucky, including federal voting, you need to be 18 years of age or older on election day, a US citizen and have also lived in the state for a minimum of 28 days. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Kentucky has recently introduced online voter registration. Click here to be taken there: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb Potential voters may also complete an application form and mail it in to the county clerk’s office. Click here to access the form: https://elect.ky.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Register%20to%20Vote/Kentucky%20Voter%20Registration%20Card.pdf

You may also choose to register in person at your local county clerk’s office.

For your vote to count, registration must take place at least 28 days before the election.

Photo ID, such as driver’s license, stated ID, tribal ID military ID is required when you vote. You may vote in Kentucky between the hours of 6am and 6pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

The state of Kentucky allows for conditional absentee voting. To be eligible for that, you need to be a citizen or military personnel living overseas; residing temporarily outside of the state of Kentucky; a student temporarily living outside of the state; of “advanced age” or suffering from an illness or disability; employment obligations; those who are incarcerated but not yet convicted; and participants in Kentucky’s Address Confidentiality Program

Kentucky does not permit early voting for any reason.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Louisiana

Voters in Louisiana must be 18 years of age at the time of the election in question (up to and including federal elections), be an American citizen and also a legal resident of the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Voters may register to vote in Louisiana online. Click here for a link to that: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/OnlineVoterRegistration.aspx Alternatively, potential voters may complete a registration form to complete and return it to their Registrar of Voters office. You may access the form here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ApplicationToRegisterToVote.pdf 

You may also register in person at any one of the following venues in Louisiana: Office of Motor Vehicles; WIC offices; Food stamp offices; Medicaid offices; Office of Motor Vehicles; military recruitment centers; and government offices serving those with disabilities.

Registration must be completed no later than 30 days before an election takes place for your vote to be valid.

Photo ID, with a signature, is required to vote in Louisiana. Acceptable ID includes a driver’s license, state ID card or military ID card. If photo ID is not available, a bank statement or utility bill can be used instead, but an affidavit attesting as to identity will need to be signed. Polling hours in Louisiana are from 6am to 8pm on election day. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Absentee voting is permitted, but with conditions attached. To see if your circumstances qualify you to absentee vote, click here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteByMail/Pages/default.aspx 

Louisiana allows for full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Maine

Maine stipulates that to vote in an election, up to and including a federal election, you must be 18 years of age at the time of the election, a US citizen and legally resident in the state. A 17 year may register to vote in a primary election if they will be 18 at the time of the general election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Maine does not have online voter registration. Voters can register by completing an application to register and returning it to their Municipal Registrar or to the Division of Elections. You can access that form here: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/data/voterregcard2016.pdf When registering by mail, the deadline for submission is 21 days before the election in question.

Completed voter registration forms may also be returned to most government agency offices, town office or city hall or a motor vehicle branch office.

Maine allows for same day (as the election) voter registration. Maine has also implemented automatic registration for voters. That means any substantive interaction with a government agency in Maine will automatically trigger voter registration.

Maine does not require ID to be produced when voting. Election day voting hours are 6am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Maine allows for absentee voting.

Maine also allows for full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Maryland

To vote in Maryland, including in a federal level election, you need to be resident in the state, an American citizen and 18 years of age at the time of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

16-year olds can register to vote as long as they will be 18 at the time of a federal general election or 17 at the time of a primary election. Maryland allows for potential voters to register online. Click here: https://voterservices.elections.state.md.us/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1 Alternatively, you may complete a registration form and send it in to your local Board of Elections office. You may access the form here: https://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/documents/English_Internet_VRA.pdf 

Voters may also register to vote at any number of venues throughout Maryland. Click here to see a list of those: https://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html 

Maryland allow for same day (election day) voter registration by attending at your local Board of Elections.

When voting, only first-time voters will need to present non-photo ID (bank statement, utility bill, driver’s license or state ID being prime examples). Voting hours in Maryland are from 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Maryland permits any voter absentee voting.

No-excuse, full early voting is also permitted in the state of Maryland.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Massachusetts

Massachusetts law stresses that to vote at all levels, including federal, you need to be 18 or older on the day of the vote, a legal resident of the state and also a US citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

You may if you wish choose to register to vote online. See here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr Alternatively, you may complete a registration form and return it to your local election office. You may access the registration form here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/Voter-reg-mail-in.pdf 

You may also register to vote in person at any local election office as well as the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.

Registration of any kind should be completed no later than 20 days before the election in question.

Only first-time voters are required to present ID when they vote. That can be photo or non-photo, such as a utility bill, ban statement, stated ID, driver’s license or military ID card. Voting hours in Massachusetts are between 7am and 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Massachusetts has limited absentee voting. You may vote as an absentee if you are out of the city on the day of the election, for religious reasons or because of disability.

Massachusetts allows for no-excuse full early voting for all registered voters.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Michigan

To vote in Michigan, including federal elections, you need to be resident in the state, an American citizen and 18 years or older at the time of voting. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

For those looking to register to vote in Michigan, you may complete an application/registration form and return it to your city or township clerk in the mail. You may access the form here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf Michigan does not allow for online voter registration.

For those wishing to register in person, you may do so at any state department branch office or city/township clerk’s office.

Same day (as the election) voter registration is permitted in Michigan. To do this, you will need to visit either any state department branch office or city/township clerk’s office.

All voters must present valid photo ID when casting their vote, such as state ID cards, tribal identity cards, driver’s license or military ID card. Voting hours in Michigan are from 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

All eligible voters in Michigan are entitled to cast an absentee ballot.

Michigan does not allow early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Minnesota

To be able to vote in all elections in Minnesota, including federal, you will need to be 18 or older on the day of the election in question, an American citizen and have been legally resident in the state for no less than 20 days. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential voters in Minnesota can register to vote online. See: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterRegistration/VoterRegistrationMain.aspx Alternatively, potential voters can complete a paper application and then mail it to their local county election office or to the Secretary of State’s office. Click here to access the paper application/registration form: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/1587/voter-registration-application.pdf 

You may also register to vote in person by visiting their local county election office or the Secretary of State’s office.

Registration by all methods must be completed at least 20 days before the election in question. Same day (as the election) registration is also allowed by presenting valid ID at a polling venue on election day. Click here to see valid ID for that: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day 

ID is not required when voting in Minnesota. You may cast your vote between the hours of 7am and 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Minnesota allows all voters the right to practice an absentee vote if required.

Minnesota also permits full, no-excuse early voting for all eligible voters.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Mississippi

To vote in an election in Mississippi, up to and including federal level, a voter must be 18 years of age, or older, on the day of the election, resident in the state and also an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

There is no online voter registration available in Mississippi. Application/registration forms to vote can be completed and mailed in to the County Circuit Clerk. You may access the form here: https://www.ms.gov/sos/voter_registration/documents/voter_registration_application.pdf 

In-person voter registration in Mississippi may be done at a Department of Public Safety office (when obtaining/renewing a driver’s license), your local County Circuit Clerk’s office or your Municipal Clerk’s office.

Registration should be completed 30 days prior to the election in question. Failure to do so may mean not being able to vote in time.

When casting your vote in Mississippi, photo ID must be presented, such as state ID, driver’s license, military ID card or tribal identity card. Voting hours on election days in Mississippi are between 7am and 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Mississippi allows for absentee voting, subject to criteria. Click here to see if your circumstances meet that criteria: https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/mississippi

Mississippi prohibits early voting of any sort.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Missouri

To be eligible to vote in all elections in Missouri, including at federal level, you must 18 years of age on the day of election, resident in the state and an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Although you have to 18 to vote, you can register to vote at the age of 17 ½ so long as you are 18 years or older at the time of the election in question. Missouri allows for online voter registration. See here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register.aspx Potential voters may also opt to register to vote by completing a registration form and then returning it to your county clerk’s office. You may access the form here: https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/ElectionGoVoteMissouri/register2vote/Barry.pdf 

Potential voters may also choose to register in-person at their local county clerk’s office, Department of Motor Vehicle offices, or any other government office that offers assistance to the public.

Registration must be completed at least 27 days before an election to ensure that a vote is effective.

When voting in person, ID needs to presented at the polling venue such as a US passport, state ID, driver’s license, tribal ID or military ID card. Votes may be cast between 6am and 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Missouri allows conditional absentee voting. Permitted reason include unavoidably being out of town on the day of the election; religious reasons; illness/disability; the voter is incarcerated but has been granted specific voting permissions; or the voter is employed by an election authority.

Missouri does not permit early voting for any reason.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Montana

For those wishing to vote in Montana, including up to federal elections, you will need to be 18 years of age or older on election day, an American citizen and to have lived in the state for no less than 30 days. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential voters in Montana need to complete a paper application form and return it to the election administrator of their county. You may access the form here: https://sosmt.gov/Portals/142/Elections/Forms/Voter_Registration_Application.pdf Montana does not allow for online voter registration.

You may also register to vote in person by visiting a county election office to complete an application form.

The deadline for voter registration is 30 days before an election.

When voting, voters need to present ID that confirms their address, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, bank statement, utility bill or paycheck. Hours of voting in Montana are generally from 7am to 8pm, although a few may open as late as noon on election. Check with your local county election office in advance for confirmation. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Montana allows every voter to absentee vote if they wish.

Montana also permits full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Nebraska

To be able to vote in all elections in Nebraska, including federal, voters must be 18 at the time of the election, live in the state and be a US citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

To register to vote, you can complete a voter registration application form and return it to your county election officer. You can access that here: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elec/pdf/vr.pdf You may also choose to register to vote on line. Click here for that: https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration

Voters may also complete their voter registration application forms in person by attending their local county election office. Registration may also be completed at when renewing a driver’s license or at any government office that offers a public assistance service.

For voter registration forms completed in person, that must be done on or before the second Friday prior to the election in question. For applications by mail, that needs to be on or before the third Friday prior to the election. 

When voting, unless you are a first-time voter, you do not need to supply proof of ID. If you live in the Mountain time zone of Nebraska, voting hours are 7am to 7pm. If you are in the Central time zone, hours are from 8am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Nebraska allows for every voter to vote absentee, if they wish.

Nebraska also allows for full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Nevada

Nevada law stipulates that to vote in elections, including federal, one must be 18 years of age or older on election day, a resident of Nevada and also an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential voters may choose to register to vote online. Click on the following to access that service: https://www.registertovotenv.gov Alternatively, you can complete a registration form and return it to your local county clerk or registrar’s office. You can access the form via this link: https://www.nvsos.gov/SOSVoterRegForm/home.aspx 

Registration forms may also be returned in person to your local county clerk or registrar’s office. Voters may also register to vote at any Department of Motor Vehicle office.

Registration via any method should be completed no later than 21 days before the election.

When voting, you are not required to present ID. Voting times in Nevada are from 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Every voter in Nevada, if they wish, may opt to vote on an absentee basis.

Nevada also allows for full, no-excuse early voting for every voter.

  1. How to Register to Vote in New Hampshire

For those wanting to vote in all New Hampshire elections, including federal, you must be 18 on the day of the election, resident in the state and also an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

New Hampshire does not allow for online voter registration. Alternatively, potential new voters may complete an application/registration form and, when completed, returned to either the New Hampshire State House or your town/city clerk. The application form may be accessed here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/NewHampshireVoterRegistrationForm.pdf

You may also submit your completed application/registration form in-person at the State House, with your town/city clerk and also with your Supervisor of the Checklist.

While registration by mail should take place at least ten days before the election in question to ensure the right to vote, same day (as the election) registration is also available in New Hampshire. To do that, you will need ID to prove your citizenship, residence and age.

In person voters are required to present valid photo ID when casting their ballot, such as a US passport, state ID, military ID card or driver’s license. Voting venues open between 6am and 11am, subject to location, and close by 7pm. To check the opening times in your area, check with your town/city clerk. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

New Hampshire allows for absentee voting in certain, specific cases: military service; religious reasons; being out of town on the day of the election; unavoidable work commitments; and disability.

New Hampshire does not allow for any early, no-excuse voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in New Jersey

If you wish to cast a vote in New Jersey, up to and including federal elections, you need to be at least 18 years old at the time of the election in question, an American citizen, and have lived in a county of New Jersey at least 30 days before voting. As a green card holder, you are allowed to vote in all elections up to and including state level. However, without full citizenship, you cannot vote in a federal, including Presidential, election.

There is no online voter registration permitted in New Jersey. Instead, potential new voters may complete a paper registration form to then return to their local board of elections. Click here to access this form: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-voter-registration/68-voter-registration-english-salem.pdf

Alternatively, completed registration forms may be returned to your local Motor Vehicle Agency.

The registration deadline for voters in New Jersey is 21 days before the election.

New Jersey voting stations are open from 6am to 7pm. Should you find yourself in line, but gone 7pm, you are guaranteed to still vote.  If you are a first-time voter who did not present required ID when registering, you will be required to present ID. All other non-first-time voters are exempt from presenting ID when they vote.

New Jersey allows for universal absentee voting if required.

New Jersey also allows for universal no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in New Mexico

To be eligible to vote in New Mexico, you need to resident in the state, an American citizen and 18 years of age or older on the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

New Mexico has a system of online registration for potential new voters. See here: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/(S(hwzs5tvnusbzkrrm3mjcufdq))/WebPages/InstructionsStep1.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 A potential new voter may also opt for completing a paper registration form and the mailing it to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office or their local county clerk’s office. Click the following to access the registration form: 

https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/InstructionsStep1.aspx 

The registration form may also be completed in-person at those same venues.

New Mexico has recently implemented a system of same day voter registration. Click here for more information: https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2019/03/27/gov-lujan-grisham-enacts-same-day-automated-voter-registration 

The vast majority of voters do not have to show ID when they arrive to vote. The only voters required to do so will be those who when registering to vote by mail did not supply required ID. Voters may cast their ballot between the hours of 7am and 7pm on election day. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

All voters in New Mexico are eligible to vote absentee if they wish to.

All voters in New Mexico are also eligible for early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in New York

If you wish to vote in New York, including up to federal level, you must be 18 years or older on election day, a US citizen, have lived in New York state for no less than 30 days before the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Online voter registration is an option for potential new voters in New York. Click here to access that: https://voterreg.dmv.ny.gov/MotorVoter/?_ga=2.147742391.1296591071.1567423324-1671858127.1567423324 Alternatively, voters may complete a paper application/registration form and mail it to their County Board of Elections. You may access the form here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/voteform_enterable.pdf 

Completed voter application/registration forms may also be submitted in person at their County Board of Elections.

To ensure that your registration has sufficient time to be successful, whichever method is used, it should be completed no less than 25 days before the election in question takes place.

Polling station voting hours vary, dependent on the election(s) being held and venue being used. See https://www.elections.ny.gov/FAQ.html If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

The state of New York allows for conditional absentee voting. Absentee voting may be for any of the following reasons: being out of area on voting day; disability or illness; imprisonment for offences other than felonies; and being an in-patient for treatment at a Veterans Administration hospital.

New York recently implemented a 10-dayearly voting window for eligible voters in the state.

  1. How to Register to Vote in North Carolina

To be able to vote in North Carolina, including at federal level, you must be a resident of North Carolina by 30 days, an American citizen and aged 18 or over on the day of the election in question. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

To register to vote, you will need to complete a paper application/registration form – see here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Portals/0/Forms/NCVoterRegForm06W.pdf The completed form should then be mailed to either your county board of elections or the North Carolina State Board of Elections. North Carolina does not allow for online voter registration.

Completed voter registration forms may also be submitted in-person at various public and government venues. Click here for a full list of those venues: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote 

Registration to vote must be completed at least 25 days before the election in question to guarantee being successful.

In 2019, you are not required to provide photo ID when voting in North Carolina. That will change in 2020 when that will become a requirement. Click here for acceptable documents in 2020: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID Voters are able to cast their vote in person between 6.30am to 7.30pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

If required, every voter in North Carolina may vote absentee.

North Carolina also allows for universal no-excuse early voting, if a voter requires that.

  1. How to Register to Vote in North Dakota

To vote in North Dakota, including in federal elections, you must be an American citizen, resident in the state for 30 days and be aged 18 or older on the day of the election in question.

North Dakota is unique in that is does not require a formal registration to vote. When voting, voters must bring with them ID that has been pre-approved by the North Dakota Secretary of State. Click here to see what is acceptable: 

https://vip.sos.nd.gov/IDRequirements.aspx?ptlhPKID=103&ptlPKID=7 

Voting hours in North Dakota are covered by two time zones, Central and Mountain time zones, and also vary on the basis of location. Broadly speaking, all polling stations must be open at some point between 7am and 9pm and close between 7pm and 9pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote. For clarification of voting times in your area, contact your local county election official. See here: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx?ptlhPKID=34&ptlPKID=5

North Dakota allows for all eligible voters to vote absentee if they wish.

Universal no-excuse early voting is practiced by North Dakota.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Ohio

Ohio law stipulates that to vote up to and including in a federal election, you must be 18 on the day of the election in question, legally resident in a county of Ohio and an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Online voter registration is available to potential new voters in Ohio. Click to access that here: https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us Potential new voters may also complete a paper application and return it to their county board of electors. Click here for the paper application: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/globalassets/elections/forms/vr_form_04-2015.pdf 

Potential new voters in Ohio ay also register in-person at the following venues: Department of Job and Family Services; Department of Health; public high schools and libraries; The Office of the Secretary of State; county election boards; Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices; Department of Mental Health; Department of Development Disabilities; county treasurer’s offices; and the Rehabilitation Services Commission.

Registration by any means should be completed an at least a full 28 days before the election question.

Non-photo ID is required when voting. For a list of acceptable ID, click here: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/id-requirements Voting hours in Ohio are from 6.30am to 7.30pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Ohio allows all voters an absentee vote if required.

Ohio also allows all voters full, no-excuse early voting if required.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Oklahoma

To vote in all elections in Oklahoma, including federal elections, the law demands that you are 18 years of age or older on election day, a resident of the state and also an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential new voters in Oklahoma are required to complete a paper application/registration form. You may access that here: https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/Oklahoma%20Voter%20Registration%20Application%20form%20v4-20%20SEB%20web.pdf That may then be returned to the Oklahoma State Election Board. Oklahoma does not yet have online voter registration in place. Plans are however in place to implement that at some point in the near future.

When obtaining or renewing a driver’s license, you are able to complete the registration form at any Department of Public Safety venue, and the office will mail your form off to the State Election Board.

The deadline for voter registration is at least 25 days prior to election day.

Voters are required to supply ID when voting. For a list of accepted ID, click here: https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Proof_of_Identity You may cast your vote between 7am and 7pm in Oklahoma. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

The state of Oklahoma allows voters to cast their ballot on an absentee basis if they choose to do so.

Oklahoma also permits full, no-excuse early voting if required.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Oregon

To be eligible to vote in all elections in Oregon, including federal, you need to be an American citizen, resident in the state and 18 years or older on the day of the election in question. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Those aged 16 may register to vote, as long as they are 18 at time of voting. Oregon allows potential voters to register as a voter online. See: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/register.do?lang=eng&source=SOS Voters may also register by completing a paper application form and returning it to your local county election office. You may access that form here: https://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/SEL500.pdf 

You may also register to vote in-person at your local county election office; Department of Motor Vehicles office; or the office of the Secretary of State for Oregon.

Oregon uses an exclusive vote-by-mail system. Potential new voters need to ensure that their registration application is submitted no later than 21 days before the election in question.

Because Oregon uses an exclusive vote-by-mail system, there is no specific need for criteria pertaining to either absentee or early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania

To be able to vote in all elections in Pennsylvania, including federal, you must be 18 years or older at the time of the election, have lived in the state for no less than 30 days before the election, and be an American citizen. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

To register to vote online in Pennsylvania, see here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx Alternatively, a potential new voter may choose to complete a paper application form and return it to their relevant county voter registration office. Click here to access the form: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/documents/VoterApplication_English.pdf 

Potential new voters may also apply in-person at their county voter registration office or any number of other public or government agencies. Click here for a list of those venues: https://www.votespa.com/Register-to-Vote/Pages/How-to-Register-to-Vote.aspx

The deadline for voter registration in Pennsylvania is no later than 30 days before the election in question.

Photo ID is required when you vote in Pennsylvania. For a list of acceptable ID, please click here: https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections/#AtthePolls You may cast your vote in Pennsylvania between the hours of 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Pennsylvania operates a system of conditional absentee voting, dependent on individual circumstances. Click here to see if your circumstances allow you to vote absentee: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Voting-by-Absentee-Ballot.aspx 

Pennsylvania does not allow for early voting under any circumstances.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Rhode Island

To be able to vote in Rhode Island elections, including at federal level, you need to be an American citizen, at least 18 years of age at the time of the election in question, and legally resident in the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential new voters can register to vote online at: https://vote.sos.ri.gov Alternatively you can complete a paper application/registration form. Click here to access that: https://sos.ri.gov/assets/downloads/documents/ri-voter-registration-form.pdf Once completed, the form should then be mailed to the Board of Canvassers.

Potential new voters may also register in-person with their local registrar, a Division of Motor Vehicles office, a military recruitment office or any government or public assistance office that offers the public a service.

Registration should be completed no later than 30 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote in.

When voting in Rhode Island, you are required to present photo ID. Click here for acceptable ID: http://www.elections.ri.gov/voting/id.php Voting hours in Rhode Island are from 7am to 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Rhode Island allows for conditional absentee voting, dependent on individual circumstance. Click here to see if your circumstances are covered: http://www.elections.ri.gov/voting/mailballot.php 

Rhode Island does not allow any form of early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in South Carolina

To be able to vote in all elections in South Carolina, including at federal level, you will need to be an American citizen, resident in the state and aged 18 or older on the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Those wishing to register to vote can do so online – click to see at the following link: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/ovr/start.aspx Voters may also opt to complete a paper application and submit it to your county board of voter registration. You may access the registration form here: 

https://www.scvotes.org/files/VR_Blank_Form.pdf 

You can also submit a completed voter registration form in-person at the county board of voter registration.

The deadline for voter registration in South Carolina is 31 days before the required election.

When voting, all voters are required to present a valid photo ID, such as a US passport, a driver’s license, state ID, military ID or tribal ID. Voting hours in South Carolina are from 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Conditional absentee voting is allowed for in South Carolina. Click on the following link to see if your circumstances are covered for absentee voting: https://www.scvotes.org/absentee-voting 

South Carolina does not allow for early voting under any circumstances.

  1. How to Register to Vote in South Dakota

To be able to vote in all elections in South Dakota, including federal, you must be an American citizen, a resident of the state, and 18 years of age or older at the time of voting. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

South Dakota does not allow online voter registration. To register to vote, potential new voters need to complete a paper application/registration form. You may access that here: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/assets/VoterRegistrationFormFillable.pdf The completed form then need to be mailed in to your county auditor.

In-person voter registration may also be done at the county auditor’s office, a public/government assistance office, a driver license venue, a military recruitment office, a city finance office or a Department of Human Services office.

Registration must be completed 15 days prior to the election in which the new voter wishes to vote.

All voters are required to supply valid photo ID when voting. Click here for a, list of acceptable ID: https://www.dmv.org/sd-south-dakota/voter-registration.php#South-Dakota-Voter-ID Voting hours are 7am to 7pm in South Dakota. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Every voter in South Dakota is allowed to vote absentee if they have the need to.

South Dakota allows for full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Tennessee

If you wish to vote in Tennessee, up to and including federal level, you will need to be an American citizen, a resident of the state and 18 years of age or older on the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential new voters may register online at: https://ovr.govote.tn.gov Alternatively, you may complete a paper application form which you may access here: https://sos-tn-gov-files.s3.amazonaws.com/forms/ss-3010.pdf The completed form needs to be returned to you local county election commission.

You may also to register to vote in person at any number of public venues in Tennessee. Click here to see those: https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/register-vote 

Registration needs to be completed at least 30 days before the day of the intended vote.

Photo ID is required when voting. Click here to see acceptable ID: https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/what-id-required-when-voting Hours for voting in Tennessee are from 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Tennessee allows for conditional absentee voting. To see if your circumstances fall into the criteria, click here: https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/absentee-voting 

The state of Tennessee allows for full, no-excuse early voting if required.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Texas

In order to be able to vote in Texas, including up to federal elections, you need to be an American citizen, legally resident in a county of Texas, and 18 years or older on the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Texas does not allow online voter registration. Voters can download a paper application to complete and return to your county voter registrar. You may access that form here: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp

You are also allowed to register in-person at your county voter registrar’s office.

Registration should be completed no later than 28 days before the election that you wish to vote in.

When voting in Texas, voters are required to supply valid photo ID. Click here for a list of those: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/id/acceptable-forms-of-ID.pdf You may cast your vote at any Texan polling station between the hours of 7am to 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Texas permits conditional absentee voting for those with a sickness or disability; for those aged 65 or over; for those in in jail; and for those who are unavoidably out of the area.

Texas allows for full, no-excuse early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Utah

To be able to vote in all elections in Utah, including federal, you must be an American citizen, at least 18 years of age at the time of voting and to have lived in the state for no less than 30 days prior to the election.

Potential new voters in Utah can register to vote online. Click here: https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html You may also complete a paper application/registration form and return it to your local county clerk’s office. You may access the form here: https://elections.utah.gov/Media/Default/Forms/Utah%20Voter%20Registration%20Form.pdf 

You may also register in-person at your local county clerk’s office.

Registration by mail should be done at least 30 days prior to the election. In-person registration should be done at least seven days before the election in question.

When voting in Utah, you are required to supply valid ID. Click here to acceptable forms of ID: https://www.voteriders.org/ufaqs/utah-voter-id-information You may cast your vote at a polling station any time between 7am and 8pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Utah allows for all eligible voters to vote absentee if required.

Utah also allows for full, no-excuse early voting if requested.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Vermont

In order to be able to vote in all elections in Vermont, including at federal level, you need to be an American citizen, 18 years of age at the time of the election, and resident in the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential new voters in Vermont may opt to register to vote online. See here: https://www.olvr.sec.state.vt.us Applicants may also complete a paper application and then return it to their local town or city clerk. See here for the application form: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/33935/VTVoterApp.pdf 

When registering to vote, applicants are required to take the “Voter’s Oath” regardless of whatever method of registration has been used.

Registration is available up to and including voting day and can be done in person at your local town or city clerk’s offices.

Only first-time voters are required to present photo ID when voting in Vermont. Acceptable forms of ID include a state ID card, driver’s license or military ID card. All polling stations in Vermont open at some time between 5am and 10am, subject to venue. All polling stations close by 7pm. Check with your local town or city clerk for confirmation of times relevant to you. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Vermont allows all voters to vote absentee if they wish.

Vermont also allows universal, no-excuse early voting for voters.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Virginia

So as to be vote in all elections in Virginia, including at federal level, you must be an American citizen, aged 18 or older on the day of the election and legally resident in the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Online voter registration is available to potential new voters in Virginia. See here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/Registration/Eligibility Alternatively, potential new voters may complete a paper application/registration form and when completed, mail it in to either your local registrar or the Virginia Department of Elections. You may access the form here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/media/formswarehouse/VERIS-Voter-Registration/Applications/Voter-Registration-Application.pdf 

Applicants may also register in-person at any number of public/government venues across the state. Click here to see the venues: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/index.html

The deadline for voter registration in Virginia is 22 days before election in question.

You must present photo ID when voting in Virginia. To see what items are acceptable, please click here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/photo-ids-required-to-vote/index.html You may vote in Virginia between the hours of 6am and 7pm. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Virginia does not allow for absentee voting for any reason.

Virginia also does not permit early voting, also for any reason.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Washington

To be able to vote in all elections in Washington, including at federal level, you must be an American citizen, resident in the state and at least 18 years of age on the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential new voters may register to vote online. Click here to access that: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx Voters may also register to vote by completing a paper application form and returning it to your local county elections office. You may access that form here: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/print-voter-registration-forms.aspx 

You may also register to vote in-person at your local county elections office.

If you register by online or by mail, you need to ensure that your application is submitted no later than 29 days before the election. If you register in-person, then you will need to do that no later than eight days before the vote is scheduled to place.

Because of the exclusive vote-by-mail system in operation in Washington, there is no specific need for criteria pertaining to either absentee or early voting.

  1. How to Register to Vote in West Virginia

To vote in elections in West Virginia, up to and including at federal level, you will need to be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age at the time of the vote, and resident in the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

West Virginia has implemented online voter registration which potential new voters can use. Click here: https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing#Landing You may also complete a paper registration form and when complete, return that to your local county commission. You may access the form here: https://sos.wv.gov/FormSearch/Elections/Voter/mail%20in%20voter%20registration%20application.pdf

You may also register in-person at your county commission clerk’s office; any Department of Motor Vehicles office; the Virginia Secretary of State’s office, or any government or public venue that offer service/assistance to the public.

All registrations must take place at least 21 days before the day of the election in question.

You are required to present ID when voting in West Virginia. For acceptable documents, click here: https://www.voteriders.org/ufaqs/west-virginia-voter-id-information If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote. West Virginia has recently implemented a pilot program for military personnel overseas to vote using their cell-phone or other mobile device. This is not yet in place for the full electorate.

West Virginia allows for conditional absentee voting, subject to circumstance. Click here to see if your circumstances qualify for absentee voting: https://sos.wv.gov/FormSearch/Elections/Informational/Absentee%20Voting%20Eligibility%20Summary.pdf 

West Virginia allows for full, no-excuse early voting for those that require it.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Wisconsin

So as to be able to cast a vote in all elections in Wisconsin, including federal, you must be an American citizen, a resident of the state for at least 10 days prior to the election and aged 18 years old or older on the day of the election. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Potential new voters in Wisconsin can register to vote online. Click here to access that: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/registertovote Alternatively, you may complete a paper application form to register vote. When completed, it should be returned to your local municipal clerk. Click here to access that form:

https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/154/el_131_voter_registration_application_pdf_23730.pdf 

In-person voter registration may also be done at the offices of your local municipal clerk. Same day (as the election) registration is available – this needs to be at your polling station on the day of the election.

For those not registering same-day, a mailed application must be submitted not later than 20 days prior to the election in question. For in-person registration, that must be completed no later than 5pm on the Friday before the day of the election.

Photo ID is required when voting in Wisconsin. Click here for a full list of acceptable ID: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PhotoIDRequired Voting hours in Wisconsin are from 7am to 8pm. . If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Every voter in Wisconsin is allowed to vote absentee if they wish.

Wisconsin allows full, no-excuse early voting for those that request it.

  1. How to Register to Vote in Wyoming

To vote in all elections in Wyoming, including federal elections, you are required to 18 years or older on the day of the election in question, a US citizen and resident in the state. Green card holders may vote in all elections, up to state level, but not federal elections.

Wyoming does not allow for online voter registration. Alternatively, potential voters can complete an application/registration form and return it to their local town/county clerk. That form may be accessed here: https://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Elections/General/VoterRegistrationForm.pdf 

Voter registration forms may also be submitted in person at town/ county clerk offices.

Applicants who register by mail should do so no later than 15 days before the day of the election in question. Same day (as the election) registration is also available when required – that can be done at the polling venue itself.

Only first-time voters are required to supply (non-photo) ID when voting. Polling venues are open from 7am to 7pm for votes to be cast. If you are in line at the time of the polling closing, you must be allowed to vote.

Wyoming permits voters to cast an absentee vote, if they wish to do so.

Wyoming also permits full no-excuse early voting to all eligible, registered voters.

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