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Confirm You're Registered to Vote

Find out how to check your voter registration status to confirm that you’re able to vote in the next election.

Confirm Your Voter Registration Status

To confirm that you are registered to vote in the upcoming election, you need to check your voter registration status. You’ll be able to find out what political party you’re registered with and verify your polling location. 

How to Check Your Voter Registration Information

Choose one of the following:

Check your registration information before your state’s deadline to register to vote. That could be up to 30 days before the election. If you have to re-register or make any changes, you will have time to get it done.

Do You Need to Re-Register to Vote? 

If your name and address have not changed and you’re an active voter, you should not have to re-register to vote or update your voter registration.

If you’ve moved permanently to another state, register to vote in the new state. If you’ve moved within your state or changed your name, you need to update your voter registration with your new location or your new name. 

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 information are up-to-date

  • Your state didn't purge your registration from its list of eligible voters. If it did, you have time to re-register to vote.

  • You are 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.

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Last Updated: March 4, 2019

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