Each state makes its own voting rules, including how to confirm your registration. Check with your state or local election office to get the most detailed and up-to-date information for where you live.

Confirm Your Voter Registration Status

To confirm that you’re registered to vote in the upcoming election, check your voter registration status. You’ll also be able to verify your polling location. And you can find out what political party you’re registered with if you specified one.

How to Check Your Voter Registration Information 

Visit Can I Vote and select “voter registration status.” Then, choose your state. You’ll be taken to a page on your state’s website where you can check to see if you’re registered.

Remember to check your registration information before your state’s deadline to register to vote. That could be up to 30 days before the election. This gives you time if you need to re-register or make changes.

Do You Need to Re-Register Or Change Your Registration to Vote? 

  • Yes, if:

    • You’ve moved within your state or changed your name. Update your voter registration with your new location or your new name. Make sure you also update your state driver’s license or state ID card before the election, if that’s the voter ID you’ll use. 

    • You’ve moved permanently to another state. Register to vote in the new state.

  • No, if: 

    • Your name and address have not changed and you’re an active voter. 

  • Maybe, if:

    • You move to a different state very close to the date of a presidential primary or general election. Check with your old state. You may be able to vote by mail through your old state for that election. After that, youll need to register with and begin voting in your new state.

Why You Should Check Your Registration Information

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 and making any needed changes ensures:

  • Your name, address, and party affiliation are up-to-date

  • Your state didnt purge your registration from its list of eligible voters. If it did, you have time to re-register to vote.

  • You’re able to vote

  • You’re voting at the correct polling place

Video: Guide for Checking Your Registration

If you have already registered to vote, you may want to check your registration to make sure it is up-to-date. This short video will explain why it is important to check and how easy it is to do.

Last Updated: May 13, 2021

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