Voter Registration — Make Sure Your Information Is Correct

Voter Registration -- Make Sure Your Information Is Correct

( – It’s important to periodically verify your voter registration status and confirm that your information is correct, particularly in the weeks and months leading up to elections. Many states shut down voter registration as early as 30 days before elections. So, check your status ahead of time if you need to register to vote or update any information.

How to Confirm or Update Your Voter Registration

There are several websites you can use to confirm your voter registration status. Once verified, many of them include links and information for contacting your state’s voter registration agency to either re-register to vote or update your information.

Rock the Vote and are a couple of great options for checking your voter registration information. However, you will need to input your street address, city, state, zip code, and birth date.

Don’t remember what address you used when initially registering to vote? Don’t worry; the sites will prompt you with the address they have on record, provided your other information matches.

The National Association of Secretaries of State also has a handy tool for checking your voter registration status. All you have to do is select your state from a drop-down menu, and you are redirected to the voter registration confirmation page for your local election officials. Some states, like California, require your driver’s license, state identification card number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number to confirm your registration.

Suppose you live overseas or are a member of the armed services stationed overseas. In that case, you can check out the Overseas Vote website, an initiative program sponsored by the US Vote Foundation. Their website provides all the information you need about mail-in voting in local and federal elections.

The Final Word

Every state has its own rules and regulation for voting. It’s essential to check your information ahead of time to confirm your voter registration is active and make any appropriate updates, such as a change of address or party affiliation. You don’t want any surprises when you arrive at the polling station on election day.

Copyright 2020,