Voter Registration Age Requirements by State

Find your state's voter registration age requirements below.
State Earliest Age
Alabama 18 on or before next election
Alaska Be at least 18 years old or within 90 days of your 18th birthday
Arizona 18 on or before next General Election
Arkansas 18 on before before next election
California 18 on or before next election
Colorado 18 before next election
Connecticut Be at least 17 and turning 18 before Election Day
Delaware 18 before next election
District of Columbia Be at least 17 years old, and turn 18 years old on or before the date of the next general election
Florida You can pre-register at 16, but you have to be 18 to vote
Georgia At least 17 1/2 years of age to register and 18 to vote.
Hawaii You can pre-register at 16, but you have to be 18 by election day to vote
Idaho 18 on or before next election
Illinois Must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day; 17 years of age to vote in a General Primary if individual will be 18 as of the following General Election.
Indiana Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election.
Iowa 6 months before 18th birthday
Kansas Reached the age of 18 before the next election.
Kentucky 18 on or before next election
Louisiana Must be 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the registrar of voters office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles), but must be 18 years old to vote.
Maine 18 by next General Election (note: you can vote at age 17 in a primary, if you'll be 18 by the next General Election)
Maryland You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
Massachusetts Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election.
Michigan At least 18 years old by Election Day
Minnesota 18 on or before next election
Mississippi 18 on or before next election
Missouri 17 ½ years of age to register, 18 years of age to vote
Montana 18 on or before next election
Nebraska 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the current calendar year.
Nevada 18 on or before next election
New Hampshire 18 on or before next election
New Jersey 17 years of age to register, 18 years of age to vote
New Mexico 17 years of age to pre-register, 18 years of age to vote
New York 18 by end of calendar year that you register (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote).
North Carolina 18 on or before next election
North Dakota No registration required. Must be at least 18 years old on the day of the election to vote.
Ohio Be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
Oklahoma 18 on or before next election
Oregon If you are 17 years of age, you will not receive a ballot until an election occurs on or after your 18th birthday.
Pennsylvania 18 on or before next election.
Rhode Island You can pre-register at 16, but you have to be 18 to vote
South Carolina 18 on or before next election
South Dakota 18 on or before next election
Tennessee 18 on or before next election
Texas Be at least 18 years old on election day.
Utah You can preregister to vote if you are 16 or 17 years of age. Must be at least 18 years old on or before the next election to vote.
Vermont Must be 18 years old before election.
Virginia Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
Washington 18 before next election.
West Virginia Must be 17 years old and 18 before the next general election. 17 year olds may register and vote in primary elections if they turn 18 before the next general election.
Wisconsin Be at least 18 years of age on the day of the election to be eligible to vote. Persons who are otherwise eligible to vote may register to vote at 17 years of age if they will be 18 by the next election.
Wyoming 18 on or before next election.
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