Check your eligibility
The form below will tell you if you are eligible to register to vote online in your State. Fill out the information and then click “Continue.”
If your State allows online registration, you can select the button that says “I have everything I need to register online.”
Moving to your State's Secretary of State website
If you can register online, upon clicking the button in the previous step, you will be directed to your State’s Secretary of State website to complete your registration.
🆘 Why am I being sent from website to website?
Well, 3rd party websites that help you determine things like if your State can vote online, are designed to help cut through the noise. State websites can be confusing and messy. Instead, 3rd party platforms are available to get quick answers without digging through your State’s voting website.
Here’s the catch: in order to register, it is mandatory to follow your State’s registration procedure, thus they make you officially register from the State website.
Register, register, register!
Your registration form will vary depending on your State. Most States will ask all the same information just in a different order or through a different procedure. Expect them to ask for items like your name, address, and license or social security number (remember to use your complete first and last name).
🌟 Tip #1: It's helpful to have your driver's license and social security card out in front of you if you don't know your social or driver’s license number by heart.
🌟 Tip #2: If the name you have listed when you’re registering to vote matches the name on your driver’s license - then you’re good.
Review your information and authorize
Double check that your information has been entered accurately to make sure your form is complete.
🚨 Note: We wanted to let you know that upon submitting information such as email and phone number, you are subject to messages from our partners at Vote.org. Aside from the initial confirmation email that they send after you submit your registration, they may occasionally email you.
If you like to keep a clean inbox, it is easy to unsubscribe. Just scroll to the very bottom of any email they've sent you (that isn't a confirmation email) and you will see the option to unsubscribe in fine print.
That's it! You should receive a confirmation. You are now set up to vote in your State!
Start by downloading the National Mail Voter Registration Form
You can either fill it out on-screen and print it out after you complete it, or you can print the blank form and fill it out by hand.
Before going too deep into this process, confirm that you’re a United States citizen and that you’ll be 18 years old on or before Election Day, as mentioned at the top of page 3. If you answer no to either of these questions, you won’t be able to use this form to register to vote.
Decide how you’d like to fill out your form
Will you be printing the document or filling it out directly from your computer?
⌨️ If you’re filling out the form on your computer via typing in your information directly to the form, you can use the document on page 3 for direct editing. Just print it when you’re done adding your information.
✍🏼 If you’d like to fill the form out by hand, you can print out the form on page 5.
Personal Identification Information
Add your full name in the following order: Last, First, Middle. Do not use nicknames or initials.
Add your home address (permanent address). If your mailing address is different from your permanent address, use your permanent address.
If you get mail at an address that is different from the address in Box 2, put your mailing address in this box. If your permanent address and mailing address are the same, leave this box blank.
Date of Birth:
Put in this box your date of birth in this order — Month, Day, Year.
🌟 Tip: Some users enter today's date by mistake - double check to make sure you entered date of birth correctly.
Most States ask for your telephone number in case there are questions about your application.
🌟 Tip: This step is not required but it is suggested.
Federal law requires that States collect this from each registrant.
🌟 Tip: Each State has different ID requirements. You should refer to your State's specific instructions located on the “State Instructions” pages. Locate your State to read their specific ID Number requirements.
Choice of Party:
In some States, you must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
If you do not want to register with a party, write “no party” or leave the box blank. Do not write in the word “independent” if you mean “no party,” because this might be confused with the name of a political party in your State
🌟 Tip: To find out if your State requires this, see item 7 in the instructions under your State.
Race or Ethnic Group:
A few States ask for your race or ethnic group, in order to administer the Federal Voting Rights Act. Tip: To find out if your State asks for this information, see item 8 in the instructions under your State. If so, put in Box 8 the choice that best describes you from the list below:
• American Indian
• Alaskan Native
• Asian or Pacific
• Black, not of Hispanic Origin
• White, not of Hispanic Origin
Review all the information you have filled in and then sign. Sign your full name as printed (or typed) in step 2 and include today’s date below.
🌟 Tip: Before you sign, make sure that: (1) You meet your State’s requirements, and (2) You understand all of Box 9.
Mailing your form
To find the correct address for your State see Mailing Address in the instructions under your State. An example for the State of Ohio is circled in orange.
🌟 Tip: Need stamps? Obviously you can find these at your local post office, but many supermarket or drug store chains sell stamps too.
You can also register to vote at the DMV
When you apply for or renew your driver’s license at the DMV your name will be automatically run against the State Board of Elections’ voter list. If your name is not found on the voter list as an active registered voter, you will be asked if you want to register to vote. If you say yes, you can do so on the spot! If they don’t ask you, they might be being lazy that day, so bring it up yourself!