FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know if I’m ready to vote?
If you are a US citizen, meet your state’s requirements, and will be 18 before the election, you can vote!
What do I need to vote?
To vote in the Presidential election, as well as state, and local elections you must be registered with the state. To do so, you must provide your current address where you live and receive mail. We recommend that you register to vote in the city where you are going to school since you will be living there and contributing to that community for the next few years.
How do I register to Vote?
We have a great tool that will work you through the entire registration process. Registering to vote is slightly different for each state. Just click on the “Register to Vote” button above to get started and we will provide you with specific instructions for your state. Keep in mind you must be registered before your state's deadline—many states require at most 30 days before the election. Some states only require you to be registered up to two weeks prior while a few accept registration on the day of voting.
Where can I vote?
You can vote at a nearby polling place: which is a designated building where you go to cast your vote; typically a school or library. If you are not going to be at home on election day, you can request an absentee ballot by clicking the button “Absentee Ballot” above. When you provide your address you’ll be given the option to request an absentee ballot in your state.
How do I find my polling place?
If you are signed up for voting reminders (see the bottom above to sign-up) you will receive polling place information before the election. Or if you would like to find your polling location now you can use the polling place locator here. https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/