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Before youon or request one you must ensure that you have the right to vote. It’s easy to find out, but some things can complicate your jurisdiction, which is often determined by the states.
If you have the right to vote, make sure you arein your condition. You can choose to in person, or .
Here’s what determines if you are eligible to vote in 2020
You must be. For most states, registration ends in October, but dates vary by state. Make sure you meet this deadline by seeing when your state’s registration expires.
You must be a U.S. citizen. This means that you must have been born in the United States or its territories, you have acquired citizenship through naturalization or if you are a derived citizen, which means that at least one of your parents is a US citizen.
You must be 18 years or older on or before election day. Most states still allow you to register to vote at age 17 if you are 18 before election day. See what your country’s age requirement is for voting.
Who can not vote?
Residents with criminal convictions are not allowed to vote in many states. In some states, criminals lose their voting rights indefinitely due to the crime, or they need a governor’s pardon to vote again, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In other states, such as Maine, perpetrators never lose their right to vote, even if they are imprisoned.
Non-US citizens can not vote, even if they are legal residents or have green cards to live in the United States.
A person who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court does not have the right to vote in many states. See what your state’s laws are for those with mental disabilities (PDF).
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