How to Find Out If I'm Registered to Vote

by Hal Bartle
If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, you can check with your state's department of state.

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, you can check with your state's department of state.

In the United States voting is important for choosing your representatives at all levels of government, from school board to the president of the United States. If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, make sure that you are registered to vote at least 30 days before an election so that you may vote in the next election.

Woman on computer

Visit CanIVote.org. This site is run by the National Association of Secretaries of State that allows you to search whether you are registered to vote. Once you choose your state, you will be directed to your state's Department of State web page where you can submit your personal information to see if you are registered to vote.

Woman on phone

Call your state's Department of State. Each state's Department of State has a department that provides information on voting and elections. This department maintains records of who is registered to vote in each state. Ask to speak with the voter registration or elections department to request your voter registration information. If no information exists then you are not registered to vote. If information does exist, it will contain your specific polling place.

County clerk

Contact your local county clerk. Each county maintains records of the voters registered in the county at the county clerk's office. You may call the county clerk's office and request that it check your voter registration status.

people at polling place

Call your local state legislator's office. Members of state legislatures often keep a list of registered voters, and as a constituent, you can call and ask whether you are a registered voter.

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About the Author

Hal Bartle has been writing professionally since 2009. He has been published on various websites. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Saint Joseph's University and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

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