Download the National Mail Voter Registration Form. You can fill it out onscreen and print the completed form, or print the blank form and fill it out by hand. Remember to sign the form before mailing it to the location listed for your state.
Find guidance for states and territories with different registration procedures.
Voter Identification, Name/Address Changes, Party Affiliation Requirements
There are nearly as many variations in voter registration requirements as there are states and territories in the U.S. It's usually best to check with your state or territory election office to be sure you're meeting its specifications.
States generally have similar ways of handling important voter registration issues including:
The majority of states have early voting, which allows registered voters to cast their ballot during a designated period prior to Election Day.
States with early voting do not require voters to submit an excuse explaining why they need to vote early.
Some states don’t have early voting, but do have in-person absentee voting, which may allow you to cast your vote early as well. But in-person absentee voting will require you to obtain an absentee ballot, and may require an excuse accepted by your state.
The designated time period for early or in-person absentee voting varies from state to state. The best place to check the timeframes and rules for early voting and in-person absentee voting is your state/territorial election office website.