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2020 voter registration rules

Alabama registration rules

To register to vote in Alabama you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Alabama and your county at the time of registration
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent through a competency hearing
  • swear or affirm to “support and defend the Constitution of the US and the State of Alabama and further disavow any belief or affiliation with any group which advocates the overthrow of the governments of the US or the State of Alabama by unlawful means and that the information contained herein is true, so help me God”.
Alabama voter registration

Alaska registration rules

To register in Alaska you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old within 90 days of completing your registration
  • be a resident of Alaska for at least 30 days just before the election
  • not have been convicted for certain crimes. If you have been convicted of a disqualifying felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole to register to vote. More information on the types of crimes that do not allow people to vote can be found here: https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote, and
  • not be registered to vote in another state.
Alaska voter registration

Arizona registration rules

To register in Arizona you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Arizona and your county at least 29 days preceding the next election
  • be 18 years old by the General Election
  • be able to write your name or mark, unless prevented from so doing by physical disability
  • not currently be declared an incapacitated person by a court of law.
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
Arizona voter registration

Arkansas registration rules

To register in Arkansas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be an Arkansas resident
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your entire sentence (including probation and parole) and paid any fines, fees, or restitution to register to vote. If you are re-registering to vote for the first time after your felony, you must provide proof of completion of your sentence along with a voter registration form.
  • not claim the right to vote in any other jurisdiction
  • not be deemed mentally incompetent by a court
Arkansas voter registration

California registration rules

To register in California you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of California
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and
  • not currently be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law.
California voter registration

Colorado registration rules

To register in Colorado you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Colorado 22 days prior to Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16). If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election, and
  • not be currently incarcerated after being convicted and sentenced for a felony.
Colorado voter registration

Connecticut registration rules

To register in Connecticut you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Connecticut and of the town where you want to vote
  • be 17 years old. You can vote when you turn 18.
  • if convicted of a felony, have completed confinement and parole. If you have been convicted of an election related crime, you cannot vote until you have completed, prison, probation, and parole.
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law
Connecticut voter registration

Delaware registration rules

To register in Delaware you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a permanent resident of Delaware
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • not be mentally incompetent
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you are eligible to vote as long as you have served your sentence (including parole) and your convictions were not for disqualifying felonies: murder and manslaughter (except vehicular homicide), sexual offenses, or crimes against public administration involving bribery or improper influence or abuse of office
Delaware voter registration

District of Columbia registration rules

To register in the District of Columbia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a District of Columbia resident at least 30 days preceding the next election
  • be 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • not have been judged legally incompetent by a court of law
  • not claim the right to vote anywhere outside DC
  • note: people who are imprisoned and convicted of a felony may register to vote for the November 3, 2020 election
District of Columbia voter registration

Florida registration rules

To register in Florida you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a legal resident of both the State of Florida and of the county in which you seek to be registered
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other State, or if you have, you must first have your voting rights restored
  • not have been convicted of a sexual crime or murder. If you have been convicted of any other felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole, and paid any fines, fees, or restitution.
  • swear or affirm the following: I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, that I am qualified to register as an elector under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, and that all information in this application is true.
Florida voter registration

Georgia registration rules

To register in Georgia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you want to vote
  • be 17 1/2 years old to register and 18 years old to vote
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
  • not have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent, unless the disability has been removed
Georgia voter registration

Hawaii registration rules

To register in Hawaii you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • not be adjudicated by a court as non compos mentis
Hawaii voter registration

Idaho registration rules

To register in Idaho you must:

  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Idaho and in the county for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • not be serving a sentence of imprisonment for a felony. Your voting rights are restored once you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole.
Idaho voter registration

Illinois registration rules

To register in Illinois you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Illinois and of your election precinct for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony
  • not claim the right to vote anywhere else
Illinois voter registration

Indiana registration rules

To register in Indiana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • not currently be incarcerated for a felony.
Indiana voter registration

Iowa registration rules

To register in Iowa you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Iowa
  • be 18 years old by Election day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, have had your rights restored. In most cases, your voting rights are restored automatically when you complete your sentence. More information on restoring your rights can be found here: https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
  • not currently be judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote"
  • not claim the right to vote in more than one place
Iowa voter registration

Kansas registration rules

To register in Kansas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Kansas
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • have completed the terms of your sentence if convicted of a felony- a person serving a sentence for a felony conviction is ineligible to vote
  • not claim the right to vote in any other location or under any other name
  • not be excluded from voting for mental incompetence by a court of competent jurisdiction
Kansas voter registration

Kentucky registration rules

To register in Kentucky you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Kentucky for at least 28 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • not have been judged mentally incompetent in a court of law
  • not claim the right to vote anywhere outside Kentucky
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
Kentucky voter registration

Louisiana registration rules

To register in Louisiana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Louisiana at least 20 days prior to the election (if registering through the GeauxVote Online Registration System) OR 30 days (if registering by in-person or mail)
  • be 17 years old to register (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles) and be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not currently be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony. (If you are under an order but have not been incarcerated within the last five years, you ARE eligible to vote unless your conviction was for election fraud.)
  • not currently be under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence
Louisiana voter registration

Maine registration rules

To register in Maine you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Maine and the municipality where you want to vote
  • 17 years old to register and at least 18 to vote. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election.
Maine voter registration

Maryland registration rules

To register in Maryland you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • be a Maryland resident
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be under guardianship for mental disability
  • not have been convicted of buying or selling votes
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction
Maryland voter registration

Massachusetts registration rules

To register in Massachusetts you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Massachusetts
  • be 18 years old by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be temporarily or permanently ineligible to vote because of election crimes
  • not be under guardianship with respect to voting
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
Massachusetts voter registration

Michigan registration rules

To register in Michigan you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of Michigan and be a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • not be currently incarcerated after being convicted and sentenced

Warning: Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide on this form differs from the address shown on a driver license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver license or personal identification card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver license or personal identification card.

Michigan voter registration

Minnesota registration rules

To register in Minnesota you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before Election Day
  • maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if previously convicted of a felony, have completed or been discharged from your sentence
  • not be under a court-ordered guardianship in which the right to vote has been revoked
  • not be found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
Minnesota voter registration

Mississippi registration rules

To register in Mississippi you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have lived in Mississippi and in your county (and city, if applicable) for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • have not been convicted of voter fraud, murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, armed robbery, extortion, felony bad check, felony shoplifting, larceny, receiving stolen property, robbery, timber larceny, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking, or larceny under lease or rental agreement, or have had your rights restored as required by law
  • not have been declared mentally incompetent by a court
Mississippi voter registration

Missouri registration rules

To vote in Missouri you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Missouri
  • be 17.5 years old (you must be 18 by Election Day to vote)
  • not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged from such probation or parole
  • not be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
  • not be adjudged incapacitated by any court of law
  • not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment
Missouri voter registration

Montana registration rules

To register in Montana you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of Montana and of the county in which you want to vote for at least 30 days before the next election
  • not be in a penal institution for a felony conviction
  • not currently be determined by a court to be of unsound mind
  • meet these qualifications by the next Election Day if you do not currently meet them
Montana voter registration

Nebraska registration rules

To register in Nebraska you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Nebraska
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by the General Election
  • if convicted of a felony, two years have passed since the sentence was completed (including any parole or probation)
  • not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent and
  • not have been convicted of treason, unless you have had your civil rights stored.
Nebraska voter registration

Nevada registration rules

To register in Nevada you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by election day (you may pre-register if you are 17)
  • have continuously resided in the State of Nevada and in your county for at least 30 days and resided in your precinct for at least 10 days before the next election
  • not be incarcerated for a felony
  • not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
  • claim no other place as your legal residence
Nevada voter registration

New Hampshire registration rules

To register in New Hampshire you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of New Hampshire and be a resident of the town or city within New Hampshire that you are registering to vote
  • not be incarcerated for a felony
New Hampshire voter registration

New Jersey registration rules

To register in New Jersey you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of NJ and your county and at your address at least 30 days before the next election
  • not be incarcerated for a felony
  • not be declared mentally incompetent by a court
New Jersey voter registration

New Mexico registration rules

To register in New Mexico you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole
New Mexico voter registration

New York registration rules

To register in New York you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of New York and the county, city, or village for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year you register and 18 years old by Election Day to vote (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed prison and parole. If still on parole, your voting rights may have been restored by the governor- check your rights restoration status here: https://publicapps.doccs.ny.gov/ParoleeLookup/default
  • not currently be judged incompetent by a court
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere
New York voter registration

North Carolina registration rules

To register in North Carolina you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of North Carolina and the precinct in which you live for at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • be 18 years old by the General Election (you may pre-register if you are 16 years old). If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed parole and probation
  • not be registered or vote in any other county or state
North Carolina voter registration

North Dakota registration rules

North Dakota does not have voter registration, but to be eligible to vote you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of North Dakota
  • reside in the precinct for 30 days preceding Election Day
  • be able to provide a drivers license, non-driver identification card or other approved form of identification
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction.
North Dakota voter registration

Ohio registration rules

In order to register to vote in Ohio, you must meet these requirements:

  • be a citizen of the United States.
  • be 18 years old by the next General Election
  • be a resident of Ohio for the 30 days before Election Day
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction. If you have been convicted of violating Ohio's election laws three or more times, you must receive a pardon in order to be eligible to vote.
  • not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
Ohio voter registration

Oklahoma registration rules

To register in Oklahoma you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of Oklahoma
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • have not been convicted of a felony, for which a period of time equal to the original sentence has not expired, or for which you have not been pardoned
  • not currently be under judgment as an incapacitated person, or a partially incapacitated person prohibited from registering to vote
Oklahoma voter registration

Oregon registration rules

To register in Oregon you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Oregon
  • be 16 years old to register and 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction
Oregon voter registration

Pennsylvania registration rules

To register in Pennsylvania you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States at 30 days before Election Day
  • be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration)
Pennsylvania voter registration

Rhode Island registration rules

To register in Rhode Island you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Rhode Island for the 30 days before Election Day
  • be 16 years old to register and 18 years old to vote
  • not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
  • not have been lawfully judged to be mentally incompetent
Rhode Island voter registration

South Carolina registration rules

To register in South Carolina you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of South Carolina, and live in the county and precinct where you are registering
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • never have been convicted of a felony or offense against Election Day laws, or if previously convicted, have served your entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
South Carolina voter registration

South Dakota registration rules

To register in South Dakota you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • reside in South Dakota
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
  • not have been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
South Dakota voter registration

Tennessee registration rules

To register in Tennessee you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Tennessee
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction (or have been restored to legal capacity)
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
Tennessee voter registration

Texas registration rules

To register in Texas you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the county in which the application for registration is made
  • be 17 years and 10 months old (you must be 18 to vote)
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have fully discharged your punishment, including any incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or be pardoned
  • have not been declared mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law
Texas voter registration

Utah registration rules

To register in Utah you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before Election Day
  • be 18 years by Election Day (you may pre-register if you are 16)
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • not be found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law
Utah voter registration

Vermont registration rules

To register in Vermont you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Vermont
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • have taken the following Oath: You solemnly swear (or affirm) that whenever you give your vote or suffrage, touching any matter that concerns the state of Vermont, you will do it so as in your conscience you shall judge will most conduce to the best good of the same, as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person [Voters Oath, Vermont Constitution, Chapter II, Section 42]
Vermont voter registration

Virginia registration rules

To register in Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote
  • be 17 years old to register and 18 years old by the next General Election. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • if convicted of a felony, have had your civil rights restored. Most people have their civil rights restored when they complete probation and parole. You may find your civil rights status here: https://solutions.virginia.gov/RestorationOfRights/Search and
  • not currently be declared incapacitated by a court.
Virginia voter registration

Washington registration rules

To register in Washington you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a legal resident of Washington State, your county, and precinct for 30 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • not be incarcerated or on community supervision for a felony.
Washington voter registration

West Virginia registration rules

To register in West Virginia you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • live in West Virginia and in the county in which you are registering
  • be 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the General Election
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, election bribery, or treason, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole
  • not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery
  • not have been judged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction
West Virginia voter registration

Wisconsin registration rules

To register in Wisconsin you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed parole and probation
  • not be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or be under guardianship
Wisconsin voter registration

Wyoming registration rules

To register in Wyoming you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by the General Election
  • be a resident of the State of Wyoming
  • not be currently adjudicated mentally incompetent
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
  • Note that you must re-register to vote if you did not vote in the last General Election.
Wyoming voter registration