How to Check If You Are Registered to Vote

How to Check If You Are Registered to Vote

( – Voting allows every US citizen to take part in our government. Not only does it help decide the next president every four years, but voting changes local and state laws and leaders. Exercising this right and duty allows you to have a voice in how your city, state, and country are run.

Check If You Are Registered to Vote

Citizens should check their voter registration at least 30 days before an election to ensure they have time to make changes if needed. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NAAS) established a nonpartisan website that allows citizens to check their voter registration status without political advertisements or bias wording.

To check if you are registered to vote, select your state from NAAS’ Voter Registration Status page. This will guide you to your specific state’s website. Then, depending on the local requirements, you will need to provide personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and driver’s license number.

Next, your state’s website will show you your voter registration status, party, congressional district, and polling place. Often, you can get directions to your polling place right from this page.

Not Registered to Vote? Here’s How

If this search shows that you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration, that’s okay. It is a quick and simple process.

Most states have multiple ways to register to vote, including:

Exercise Your Right to Vote

By voting in an election, you contribute to choosing where your tax dollars go, what laws will pass, and who you want to represent you and your family in the government. The consequences of your vote directly influence your life, freedoms, and community. So, make your voice heard.

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