How, Where, and When to Vote
Find out where to vote in person on Election Day or earlier, and what form of ID to bring. Learn how to vote by mail-in absentee ballot. See who can’t vote. And learn that you can vote for any candidate in a general election, regardless of party affiliation.
Absentee and Early Voting
Learn about early and absentee voting. Both make it easier for many people to cast their vote if they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day.
Do You Have to Vote for the Party You're Registered With?
In a general election in the U.S., you do not have to vote for a candidate from the political party you are registered with. In primaries, state rules vary.
Voting on Election Day
Find out when and where to vote and what form of ID to bring with you on Election Day.
Who Can and Cannot Vote in U.S. Elections
To vote in U.S. elections, you must be a U.S. citizen, turn 18 on or before Election Day, and meet your state’s residency and registration requirements.