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How to register to vote

Learn how to register so you can vote in federal, state, and local elections.

Register through

Visit to begin the voter registration process. Select your state or territory. Depending on its rules, you will find instructions on how to register:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • In person at your local election office

Start your registration on

Other ways to register to vote

Abroad and military voters

The Federal Voting Assistance Program lets you register to vote and request an absentee ballot if you are a:

  • U.S. citizen living outside the U.S.
  • Service member stationed abroad
  • Spouse or eligible family member of a service member stationed abroad

LAST UPDATED: February 16, 2024


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