Voter education means providing citizens of a democracy with basic information about participating in elections. Voter education is often provided by the state itself, often through a national electoral commission, so it is therefore important that it is politically non-partisan.
Georgia could soon cancel roughly 315,000 voter registrations in the state, the secretary of state's office confirmed Tuesday.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office said that it plans to send notices to voters who have been inactive for the past couple of elections and the notice will come with a paid return postage to give voters the opportunity to remain active. People have 30 days to return the notice
If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.gov. Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you
You can register in person with your state or local election office. You may also be able to register at one of these nearby public facilities. Check with the actual location first.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program lets you register to vote and request an absentee ballot if you're a
The National Mail Voter Registration Form is available in 14 languages plus English. You must print, complete, sign, and mail the form to the location listed for your state. The form comes in
Voter's guides include information on registering to vote. They come in English and
If you have questions about the steps involved in voting, these guides may help.
Every state except North Dakota requires citizens to register if they want to become voters. Depending on your state, the registration deadline could be as much as a month before an election.
Check with your state or local election office for any questions about who can and cannot vote. Use this interactive map to learn more about what type of ID if any is required to vote in your state.
You can vote in U.S. elections if you:
Every state runs elections in its own way, based on Article I and Article II of the Constitution. This includes deciding who can and cannot vote. Your state and local election offices will have the exact voting rules for your state.
Every state except North Dakota requires voters to register. Register to vote now.
It may take a few weeks to get your new voter registration card in the mail.
Each state has different ways to keep voter registration lists up-to-date. Most purge, or delete, the names of inactive voters. If you go to vote and find your registration has been purged, you may have to cast a provisional ballot. Checking ahead of time to be sure you are still registered to vote ensures:
Your political party affiliation is the party that you choose to associate with. You may be asked your party affiliation when you register to vote.
You can always choose to vote for a candidate from any party in a general election, like a presidential, congressional, or mayoral election.
Your party affiliation is usually only important in primary elections. Many states have “closed” primaries. This means that you can only vote for your party’s candidates in its primary election. Learn about the different types of primary elections.
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Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Roll Law Comports with National Voter Registration Act - CRS, Federal Role in Voter Registration: The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and Subsequent Developments - CRS, The National Popular Vote (NPV) Initiative: Direct Election of the President by Interstate Compact - CRS, Racial Gerrymandering: Past Cases and the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in Bethune-Hill II
Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Roll Law Comports with National Voter Registration Act (pdf)Download
Federal Role in Voter Registration The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and Subsequent Developments (pdf)Download
The National Popular Vote (NPV) Initiative Direct Election of the President by Interstate Compact (pdf)Download
Racial Gerrymandering Past Cases and the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in Bethune_Hill II (pdf)Download