Got questions? We’ve got answers. If your question isn’t listed, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. For immediate assistance with voting, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE. If you have other questions, you should contact your local secretary of state.

Election Protection Hotlines:

English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-866-687-8683
Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA or 1-888-839-8682
Asian languages: 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683
Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US or 1-844-925-5287

How do I get an absentee ballot? Go here to request an absentee ballot.

If I’m overseas, how can I vote? You can request an absentee ballot here. And here you can find a good FAQ resource.

Can I vote with a felony conviction? It depends on the state. We recommend you check your voting status here.

I’m currently experiencing homelessness, can I vote? Yes, you can vote in all 50 states. For more information go here.

I have a disability, how can voting be made accessible for me? Here’s a breakdown by state on the available resources.

Where can I find my voter registration deadline? You can find all election and deadline information here broken down by state.

Do I have to vote for everything on the ballot? No you don’t! If you’re not sure what’s on the ballot, you can look it up here.

Do I need to show identification to vote? It depends on your state. Look up your state rules here.

Can I put a P.O. box address or school mailbox address as my permanent address? No. Your form will not be processed if you put a P.O. Box as your permanent address. For districting purposes, you must put a physical address. There is a section of the form to put your mailing address, in addition to your physical address.

I just moved to a new state, can I register to vote in that state now? Residency rules vary by state. In some states, you may be eligible to register to vote in your new state immediately upon moving. In others, you may need to wait a certain number of days or be living in the state for a certain amount of days before you register to vote in the next election. A state cannot require you to live there for more than 30 days to register to vote. Check out this resource for information on your state.

I’m a student, can I register to vote at my school address? YES! You have the right to register to vote at your school address – this includes a dorm room. Any student living in a dorm is entitled to the same rights as any other student. To imply otherwise is illegal. If you receive mail in a Post Office box you can sign an affidavit (or, in some cases, get a letter from your college’s Residential Life office) asserting that you live at your dorm address. For more info, go here.

Do I need to re-register if I moved? Yes, if you have changed your address, changed your name, or need to change your political party, you must re-register.

Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to register to vote? Yes. You must be a naturally-born or fully naturalized U.S. citizen to register to vote.

Do I need to be 18 to register to vote? The voter registration age requirement varies by state, but most states allow individuals who will be 18 by the next election to register to vote. Some states do have a minimum age requirement to register to vote (for example you may have to be 17 ½ years of age). Check out this resource for the voter registration eligibility requirements in your state.