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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check my voter registration status?

You can check your voter registration status here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/am-i-registered-to-vote/

If your state offers an online portal the check your registration, we recommend checking there. Click the link above and select your state from the list to see all your options.

I need to register to vote

You can register to vote here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/register-to-vote/

Simply fill out the form at the top of the page OR scroll down to find your state's information page detailing the requirements for voter registration.

Most states also have an online voter registration portal available to voters with an in-state driver's license, which you can access by following the link above.

How do I get an absentee or mail-in ballot?

​Registered voters can request an absentee or mail-in ballot here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/absentee-ballot/

In some states there is a difference between "absentee" and "vote by mail" or "mail-in voting" but the VoteAmerica tool works for either one, regardless of your state. For the specifics on the rules in your state, click the link above and scroll down past the form for more information.

Note: Please note that some jurisdictions require you to physically print and mail in your ballot request. Vote America is unable to print or physically mail any forms to or for you.

If you need forms mailed to you, please contact your local election official. You can find their office here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/local-election-offices/

Why does it say I'm not registered to vote?

There are a number of reasons your voter registration may not be confirmed, such as:

  • You could have an updated registration, but you entered your address differently on our form (you can try the form as many times as you like to check different spellings)
  • You might use a nickname or a different spelling. Try using the exact spelling on your Driver's License if you have one.
  • You could have moved – you'll need to register again to update your address.
  • You may have updated your registration very recently. In most states we get voter records updated daily or weekly, but in a few states it can take several weeks.
  • This is rare, but some states are marking voter registrations as inactive, or "purging" the voter rolls. If you are concerned about your voter registration status, we recommend you call your local election office who can look up your registration, update it, and ensure that you are marked as "active".

Find your local election office and contact info here

I need to cancel my request

If your application was submitted online, or you printed and mailed an application, contact your local election office.

Find your local election office and contact info here

I moved, where do I vote now?

Whenever you move, you will have to register to vote with your new address. You can register to vote here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/register-to-vote/

Simply fill out the form at the top of the page OR scroll down to find your state's information page detailing the requirements for voter registration.

If you've already updated your registration, but need to find your new polling location, check here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/where-is-my-polling-place/

Your local election office will alway have the most acurate information.

Where's my ballot?

If you are registered to vote and have already submitted an absentee ballot application, please check with your local election official for the status of your ballot. They can let you know if your request was received and when ballots will be sent out.

Find your local election office and contact info here

If you live in one of the states where ballots are automatically sent to every registered voter, your local election office can also tell you the date those ballots are scheduled to be mailed out, and can verify your Registration Mailing Address where it should be sent. (CA, CO, DC, HI, NV, NJ, OR, UT, VT, WA)

I'm a convicted felon

Each state/jurisdiction has different rules regarding restoration of voting rights. Some are automatically restored, while others require some work on your part. You can check this link to see information on the laws in your area:

https://ccresourcecenter.org/restoration/

Please check for the pdf in the downloads folder on your mobile device or computer. If you are still unable to print the form, please reach out to your local election official and they will be able to mail an application form to you. Their information can be found here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/local-election-offices/

I have no way to print; can you mail me the application?

Please reach out to your local election official who will mail you an application.

Find your local election office and contact info here

I want to change political parties

If you want to change your political party affiliation, you will have to update your voter record with your new party. You can register to vote here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/register-to-vote/

Where do I vote?

Find your polling location here:

https://www.voteamerica.com/where-is-my-polling-place/

What is VoteAmerica's stance

VoteAmerica is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, charitable 501(c)3 organization that assists voters by providing an open online platform to access voter registration and mail-in voting tools from their phone or home computer.

We are not affiliated with any state, county, municipality, nor with any political party or candidate for any office.

Do I need to donate in order to use your website?

No. While always appreciated, donations are not required for voters to use our service.

How do I opt out or unsubscribe?

All VoteAmerica emails come with an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, and you can opt out of SMS messages by replying "STOP". We respect your privacy and will not message you after you opt out.

I need a registration card

If you need a replacement voter registration card, your local election official will be able to assist you.

Find your local election office and contact info here

Note: Please note that some jurisdictions do not issue voter registration cards.