How to Vote

Learn more about voting: the how, where, and why

1a. Are you eligible to vote?

- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You must meet your state's residency requirements (those that are homeless can still vote - learn more)
- You must be 18 years old or older on or before Election Day
- You must register to vote by your state's voter registration deadline

1b. You can NOT vote if:

- You are a non-citizen, including permanent legal residents
- You are someone with felony convictions (varies by state)
- You are someone who is mentally incapacitated (varies by state)

Even if you can not vote, it is still important to learn about political issues using Enotia and advocate for what you believe in. It affects you just as much as those who can vote.

2. Registering to Vote

You will need:
- A government-issued ID
- Address (may vary by state)

Register to Vote in your state using this Postcard Form and Guide
You may also register online. Use this link to find out if your state allows online registration.

3. Research

Use our Representative Search feature to find out more about the people up for election that represent YOU.

Use our Bills and Propositions to learn about the changes that can be made by exerting your voice!

4. State Regulations

Before election day, check your state's regulations. find out when you can vote. Most states offer early voting before the election, and most polling locations stay open for at least 12 hours on election day. In some states, you can request time off to vote. (learn more)

5. Find a Polling Place

State election offices assign polling locations based on a voter’s address. If you aren’t sure where to go to vote, you can contact your local election office.

5a. Be Careful!

Some states make it extra difficult for you to vote, but you should not let politicians stop you from exercising this very important right. You can see how easy it is to vote in your state below.

5b. Vote!

There are four types of voting: Mail-In, Absentee, Early Voting, and In-Person.
Depending on your circumstances and state regulations, a certain type may be more suited for you. Once you select your voting type, all there is to do is to fill in your preferences on your ballot and submit it.