Voter Help Desk
 
How often do I need to register to vote?
 

In October 2009, Congress passed the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act. This new act states that you should send in a new Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to your local election official every calendar year during which you would like to vote, as well as whenever you change your address. You should send this in as early as possible to ensure that it arrives and that you are registered in time for election day! 

You can generate the form by using the online registration process on our website, which you can find by going to the Register to Vote/Absentee Ballot page.

You should also be sure to confirm your registration status in between elections during the same calendar year. The easiest way to do this is by checking your registration status online. You can do this by visiting the State Voting Requirements page on our website, inputting your state, clicking the “State Lookup Tools” tab, and clicking the “Am I Registered” link. You can also call your local elections office – contact information can be found by visiting the Election Official Directory, inputting your state and region, and clicking the “Election Official Contact Details” tab. 

Never assume that your ballot will simply be sent to you without sending in a new Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form or having direct confirmation from your election official that you are on the voting rolls. Always confirm that you are on the list to receive an absentee overseas/military ballot for the upcoming election. Reminder that contact details for local election officials can be found by visiting the Election Official Directory on our website.

 

 

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