• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
National Voter's Registration Act
 

National Voter's Registration Act

on

  • 1,747 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,747
Views on SlideShare
1,745
Embed Views
2

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
22
Comments
0

2 Embeds 2

http://www.xanga.com 1
https://usm.blackboard.com 1

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    National Voter's Registration Act National Voter's Registration Act Presentation Transcript

    • Register To Vote In Your State By Using This Postcard Form and Guide For U.S. Citizens
    • General Instructions Who Can Use this Application How to Submit Your Application If you are a U.S. citizen who lives or has an address Mail your application to the address listed under your within the United States, you can use the application in State in the State Instructions. Or, deliver the application this booklet to: in person to your local voter registration office. The • Register to vote in your State, remaining States that accept the national form will accept copies of the application printed from the • Report a change of name to your voter registration computer image on regular paper stock, signed by the office, applicant, and mailed in an envelope with the correct • Report a change of address to your voter registration postage. office, or • Register with a political party. First Time Voters Who Register by Mail If you are registering to vote for the first time in your Exceptions jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Please do not use this application if you live outside the Federal law requires you to show proof of identification United States and its territories and have no home (legal) the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: address in this country, or if you are in the military • A current and valid photo identification or stationed away from home. Use the Federal Postcard Application available to you from military bases, • A current utility bill, bank statement, government American embassies, or consular offices. check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. New Hampshire town and city clerks will accept this Voters may be exempt from this requirement if they application only as a request for their own absentee voter submit a COPY of this identification with their mail in mail-in registration form. voter registration form. If you wish to submit a COPY, North Dakota does not have voter registration. please keep the following in mind: Wyoming law does not permit mail registration. • Your state may have additional identification requirements which may mandate you show How to Find Out If You Are Eligible to Register to identification at the polling place even if you meet Vote in Your State the Federal proof of identification. Each State has its own laws about who may register and • Do not submit original documents with this vote. Check the information under your State in the State application, only COPIES. Instructions. All States require that you be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization to register to vote in federal and State elections. Federal law makes it If You Were Given this Application in a State Agency illegal to falsely claim U.S. citizenship to register to vote or Public Office in any federal, State, or local election. You cannot be If you have been given this application in a State agency registered to vote in more than one place at a time. or public office, it is your choice to use the application. If you decide to use this application to register to vote, How to Fill Out this Application you can fill it out and leave it with the State agency or Use both the Application Instructions and State Instruc- public office. The application will be submitted for you. tions to guide you in filling out the application. Or, you can take it with you to mail to the address listed • First, read the Application Instructions. These under your State in the State Instructions. You also may instructions will give you important information that take it with you to deliver in person to your local voter applies to everyone using this application. registration office. • Next, find your State under the State Instructions. Note: The name and location of the State agency or Use these instructions to fill out Boxes 6, 7, and 8. public office where you received the application will Also refer to these instructions for information about remain confidential. It will not appear on your voter eligibility and any oath required for Box 9. application. Also, if you decide not to use this application to register to vote, that decision will remain When to Register to Vote confidential. It will not affect the service you receive Each State has its own deadline for registering to vote. from the agency or office. Check the deadline for your State on the last page of this booklet. Revised 03/01/2006 1
    • Application Instructions Before filling out the body of the form, please answer the questions on the top of the form as to whether you are a United States citizen and whether you will be 18 years old on or before Election Day. If you answer no to either of these ques- tions, you may not use this form to register to vote. However, state specific instructions may provide additional informa- tion on eligibility to register to vote prior to age 18. Box 1 — Name Box 7 — Choice of Party Put in this box your full name in this order — Last, First, In some States, you must register with a party if you Middle. Do not use nicknames or initials. want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, Note: If this application is for a change of name, please or convention. To find out if your State requires this, see tell us in Box A (on the bottom half of the form) your item 7 in the instructions under your State. full name before you changed it. If you want to register with a party, print in the box the full name of the party of your choice. Box 2 — Home Address Put in this box your home address (legal address). Do not put your mailing address here if it is different from If you do not want to register with a party, write “no your home address. Do not use a post office box or rural party” or leave the box blank. Do not write in the word route without a box number. Refer to state-specific “independent” if you mean “no party,” because this instructions for rules regarding use of route numbers. might be confused with the name of a political party in your State. Note: If you were registered before but this is the first Note: If you do not register with a party, you can still time you are registering from the address in Box 2, vote in general elections and nonpartisan (nonparty) please tell us in Box B (on the bottom half of the form) primary elections. the address where you were registered before. Please give us as much of the address as you can remember. Box 8 — Race or Ethnic Group A few States ask for your race or ethnic group, in order Also Note: If you live in a rural area but do not have a to administer the Federal Voting Rights Act. To find out street address, or if you have no address, please show if your State asks for this information, see item 8 in the where you live using the map in Box C (at the bottom of instructions under your State. If so, put in Box 8 the the form). choice that best describes you from the list below: • American Indian or Alaskan Native Box 3 — Mailing Address • Asian or Pacific Islander If you get your mail at an address that is different from • Black, not of Hispanic Origin the address in Box 2, put your mailing address in this • Hispanic box. If you have no address in Box 2, you must write in • Multi-racial Box 3 an address where you can be reached by mail. • White, not of Hispanic Origin • Other Box 4 — Date of Birth Put in this box your date of birth in this order — Month, Box 9 — Signature Day, Year. Be careful not to use today’s date! Review the information in item 9 in the instructions un- der your State. Before you sign or make your mark, Box 5 — Telephone Number make sure that: Most States ask for your telephone number in case there are questions about your application. However, you do (1) You meet your State’s requirements, and not have to fill in this box. (2) You understand all of Box 9. Box 6 — ID Number Finally, sign your full name or make your mark, and Federal law requires that states collect from each regis- print today’s date in this order — Month, Day, Year. trant an identification number. You must refer to your If the applicant is unable to sign, put in Box D the name, state's specific instructions for item 6 regarding informa- address, and telephone number (optional) of the person tion on what number is acceptable for your state. If you who helped the applicant. have neither a drivers license nor a social security num- ber, please indicate this on the form and a number will be assigned to you by your state. Revised 03/01/2006 2
    • ����� ������������ ����������� ������ ���������� ���� ����� ������ ��� �������� ������������ ��� ����� �������� ������������� ���� ����� ��� ������ ��� ����� ��� ��� � ������� �� ��� ������ ������ �� �������� ��� �� ���� ��� �� �� ����� ��� �� �� ������ �������� ���� ��� �� �� ��� ������� ���� �� �������� �� ������ �� ����� ���������� �� ��� �������� ����� ������� ��� �������������� ������������ ��� ����� ��������� ����������� �� �������� ����� �� ��� ���� ������� ���� ����� ���� ���� ���� ������ ������� ������� ���� � �� �� �� ��� �� ��� ���� ���� ��� ���� ������� ���� �� ��� � ��������� ����� ��� ���� � ������� ����� ��� ��� ���� ���� �� ��������� ���� ����� ��������� ����� ��� ���� � ���� �� ����� ��������� ������ ���������� �� ������ � ���� ���� � �� ��� ������������ ��� ���� ������ � � � ��� ���� ����� ���� �� ������ ����� ������ �� ����� � � ���� ���� � �� ��� ������������ ��� ���� ������ ���� ���� � �� ��� ������������ ��� ���� ������ � ���� �������� �� ������� ������������ ��� � ������������ ����� � �� � ������ ������ ������� � ���� ��� ����������� ������������ �� �� ����� ��� � ��������� �� ��� ���� ��������� ��� ����������� � ���� �������� �� ���� �� ��� ���� �� �� ������ ���� ���� ���� ��� ��� ����� ��������� ����� ������� �� �������� �� � ���� �������� ����� ������������ � ��� �� ������ ����������� �� ��� ��� � ���� ����� �������� �������� ���� �� ������� ����� �� ��� ������ ������� ����� ��� ���� �� ��� ��� ����������� �� ���� ��� ��� ����� ����� ������ ����� �� ��� ����������� ������������ ��� ����������� �� ���������� ������ �� ����� �������������� ��������� ���� ���� ����� ������ ���� ��� ��� �������� ����� �� ���� ����� �� ���� �� ���� ����������� �� ��� � ������ �� ����� ���� ��� ���� ���� ������ ��� ������� ��� ��� ����� ���� ���� ���� ������ ������� ������� ���� � ���� ���� �� �� �� ��� �� ��� �� ��� ���� ���������� ������ ��� ���� �� ��� ����� ���� ��� ��� ����������� ���� ��� ������� �� ��� �� ���� ��� ���� ������� ����� ��� ���� ���������� ������� ���� �� ��� � ����� ��� ���� ������ ��� ����� ��� ��� ������� ���������������� � �� ��� ���� �� � ����� ���� ��� �� ��� ���� � ������ ������� �� �� ��� ���� �� �������� ������ ���� �� ��� ��� ����� ��� ����� ����� �� ��� ����� �� ��� ���������� ��� �������� ������� �� ����� ��� ����� ����� ���� �� � �� ���� ����� ��� ����� ��� � ��� �� ���� ��� �������� ��������� ������� �� ����� ��������� ���� ����� ��� ����� ��� ����� ��� ���� �� ��� ��������� � ������� ����� �� ������� ����� ��������� ���� � ������ ������ �� ��� ��������� �� ������ �� ����� ��� ������ ��� ��������� ���� ��� ���� ������������ ���� ����� ������� ��� ����� ������ ������ ������ ���������� � ���� ���� ����������� �� ��� ������� �������� ��� ���� ������
    • ��� �������� ��� ���� ����� ����� ����� ��������� ��� �������
    • ����� ������������ ����������� ������ ���������� ���� ����� ������ ��� �������� ������������ ��� ����� �������� ������������� ���� ����� ��� ������ ��� ����� ��� ��� � ������� �� ��� ������ ������ �� �������� ��� �� ���� ��� �� �� ����� ��� �� �� ������ �������� ���� ��� �� �� ��� ������� ���� �� �������� �� ������ �� ����� ���������� �� ��� �������� ����� ������� ��� �������������� ������������ ��� ����� ��������� ����������� �� �������� ����� �� ��� ���� ������� ���� ����� ���� ���� ���� ������ ������� ������� ���� � �� �� �� ��� �� ��� ���� ���� ��� ���� ������� ���� �� ��� � ��������� ����� ��� ���� � ������� ����� ��� ��� ���� ���� �� ��������� ���� ����� ��������� ����� ��� ���� � ���� �� ����� ��������� ������ ���������� �� ������ � ���� ���� � �� ��� ������������ ��� ���� ������ � � � ��� ���� ����� ���� �� ������ ����� ������ �� ����� � � ���� ���� � �� ��� ������������ ��� ���� ������ ���� ���� � �� ��� ������������ ��� ���� ������ � ���� �������� �� ������� ������������ ��� � ������������ ����� � �� � ������ ������ ������� � ���� ��� ����������� ������������ �� �� ����� ��� � ��������� �� ��� ���� ��������� ��� ����������� � ���� �������� �� ���� �� ��� ���� �� �� ������ ���� ���� ���� ��� ��� ����� ��������� ����� ������� �� �������� �� � ���� �������� ����� ������������ � ��� �� ������ ����������� �� ��� ��� � ���� ����� �������� �������� ���� �� ������� ����� �� ��� ������ ������� ����� ��� ���� �� ��� ��� ����������� �� ���� ��� ��� ����� ����� ������ ����� �� ��� ����������� ������������ ��� ����������� �� ���������� ������ �� ����� �������������� ��������� ���� ���� ����� ������ ���� ��� ��� �������� ����� �� ���� ����� �� ���� �� ���� ����������� �� ��� � ������ �� ����� ���� ��� ���� ���� ������ ��� ������� ��� ��� ����� ���� ���� ���� ������ ������� ������� ���� � ���� ���� �� �� �� ��� �� ��� �� ��� ���� ���������� ������ ��� ���� �� ��� ����� ���� ��� ��� ����������� ���� ��� ������� �� ��� �� ���� ��� ���� ������� ����� ��� ���� ���������� ������� ���� �� ��� � ����� ��� ���� ������ ��� ����� ��� ��� ������� ���������������� � �� ��� ���� �� � ����� ���� ��� �� ��� ���� � ������ ������� �� �� ��� ���� �� �������� ������ ���� �� ��� ��� ����� ��� ����� ����� �� ��� ����� �� ��� ���������� ��� �������� ������� �� ����� ��� ����� ����� ���� �� � �� ���� ����� ��� ����� ��� � ��� �� ���� ��� �������� ��������� ������� �� ����� ��������� ���� ����� ��� ����� ��� ����� ��� ���� �� ��� ��������� � ������� ����� �� ������� ����� ��������� ���� � ������ ������ �� ��� ��������� �� ������ �� ����� ��� ������ ��� ��������� ���� ��� ���� ������������ ���� ����� ������� ��� ����� ������ ������ ������ ���������� � ���� ���� ����������� �� ��� ������� �������� ��� ���� ������
    • ��� �������� ��� ���� ����� ����� ����� ��������� ��� �������
    • State Instructions advocates the overthrow of the only candidates from that political Alabama governments of the U.S. or the party. Voters registered as a State of Alabama by unlawful member of a political party may Updated: 03-01-06 means and that the information only vote that party's ballot. Voters contained herein is true, so help me registered as undeclared or non- Registration Deadline — Voter God” partisan may choose one ballot registration is closed during the ten from the ballots available. days preceding an election. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Mailing address: Applications must be postmarked blank. Office of the Secretary of State or delivered by the eleventh day P.O. Box 5616 9. Signature. To register in Alaska prior to the election. Montgomery, AL 36103-5616 you must: 6. ID Number. Your social • be a citizen of the United States security number is requested (by • be at least 18 years old within 90 Alaska authority of the Alabama Supreme days of completing this registration Court, 17-4-122). • be a resident of Alaska Updated: 03-01-06 7. Choice of Party. Optional: • not be a convicted felon (unless You do not have to register with a unconditionally discharged) Registration Deadline — 30 days party if you want to take part in • not be registered to vote in before the election. that party’s primary election, another State caucus, or convention. 6. ID Number. You must provide one of the following identification 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are Mailing address: numbers; Alaska Driver's License required to fill in this box; Division of Elections or Alaska State Identification Card however, your application will not State of Alaska Number. If you do not have an be rejected if you fail to do so. See PO Box 110017 Alaska Driver's License or Alaska the list of choices under the Juneau, AK 99811-0017 State Identification Card, you must Application Instructions for Box 8 provide the last four digits of your (on page 2). Arizona Social Security Number. If you do 9. Signature. To register in not have any of these identification Alabama you must: Updated: 03-01-06 numbers, please write quot;NONEquot; on • be a citizen of the United States the form. A unique identifying • be a resident of Alabama and your Registration Deadline — 29 days number will be assigned to you for county at the time of registration before the election. voter registration purposes. This • be 18 years old before any information is kept confidential. election 6. ID Number. Your completed Having this information assists in • not have been convicted of a voter registration form must maintaining your voter record and felony punishable by imprisonment contain the number of your Arizona may assist in verifying your in the penitentiary (or have had driver license, or non-operating identity (Title 15 of the Alaska your civil and political rights identification license issued Statutes). restored) pursuant to A.R.S. § 28-3165, if the 7. Choice of Party. You do not • not currently be declared mentally license is current and valid. If you have to declare a party affiliation incompetent through a competency do not have a current and valid when registering to vote. If you do hearing Arizona driver license or non- not choose a party, you will be • swear or affirm to “support and operating identification license, registered as Undeclared. Alaska defend the Constitution of the U.S. you must include the last four has a closed primary election and the State of Alabama and digits of your social security system. Each recognized political further disavow any belief or number if one has been issued to party has a separate ballot listing affiliation with any group which you. If you do not have a current 3
    • State Instructions and valid driver license or non- California 6. ID Number. Your completed operating identification license or a voter registration form must Updated: 03-01-06 social security number, please write contain your state issued driver's “NONE” on the form. A unique license number or nonoperating identifying number will be identification number. If you do Registration Deadline — 15 days assigned by the Secretary of State. not have a driver's license or before the election. 7. Choice of Party. If you are nonoperating identification, you 6. ID Number When you register registered in a political party which must include the last four digits of to vote, you must provide your has qualified for ballot recognition, your social security number. If you California driver’s license or you will be permitted to vote the do not have a driver's license or a California identification card primary election ballot for that nonoperating identification or a number, if you have one. If you do party. If you are registered as an social security number, please not have a driver’s license or ID independent, no party preference or write quot;NONEquot; on the form. A card, you must provide the last four as a member of a party which is not unique identifying number will be digits of your Social Security qualified for ballot recognition, you assigned by the State. Number (SSN). If you do not may select and vote one primary 7. Choice of Party. Optional. You include this information, you will election ballot for one of the do not have to register with a party be required to provide recognized political parties. if you want to take part in that identification when you vote. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave party’s primary election, caucus, or 7. Choice of Party. Please enter blank. convention. the name of the political party with 9. Signature. To register in 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave which you wish to register. If you Arizona you must: blank. do not wish to register with any • be a citizen of the United States 9. Signature. To register in party, enter “Decline to State” in • be a resident of Arizona and your Arkansas you must: the space provided. county at least 29 days preceding • be a citizen of the United States California law allows voters who the next election • live in Arkansas at the address in “decline to state” an affiliation with • be 18 years old on or before the Box 2 on the application a qualified political party or who next general election • be at least 18 years old before the affiliate with a nonqualified • not have been convicted of next election political party to vote in the treason or a felony (or have had • not be a convicted felon (or have primary election of any qualified your civil rights restored) completely discharged your political party that files a notice • not currently be declared an sentence or been pardoned) with the Secretary of State incapacitated person by a court of • not claim the right to vote in any allowing them to do so. You can law other jurisdiction call 1-800-345-VOTE or visit www.ss.ca.gov to learn which • not previously be adjudged Mailing address: political parties are allowing mentally incompetent by a court of nonaffiliated voters to participate in Secretary of State/Elections competent jurisdiction their primary election. 1700 W. Washington, 7th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85007-2888 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Mailing address: blank. Secretary of State 9. Signature. To register in Arkansas Voter Services California you must: P.O. Box 8111 Updated: 03-01-06 • be a citizen of the United States Little Rock, AR 72203-8111 • be a resident of California • be at least 18 years of age at the Registration Deadline — 30 days time of the next election before the election. 4
    • State Instructions • not be imprisoned or on parole for rights restored by Registrars of 9. Signature. To register in the conviction of a felony Voters. Colorado you must: • not currently be judged mentally • not currently be declared mentally • be a citizen of the United States incompetent by a court of law incompetent to vote by a court of • be a resident of Colorado 30 days Signature is required. If you meet law prior to the election the requirements listed above, • be 18 years old on or before please sign and date the registration election day Mailing address: card in the space provided. • not be confined as a prisoner or Secretary of State serving any part of a sentence Elections Division under mandate Mailing address: 30 Trinity Street Secretary of State Hartford, CT 06106 Mailing address: Elections Division 1500 11th Street Secretary of State Delaware Sacramento, CA 95814 c/o Elections 1560 Broadway, Suite 200 Updated: 10-29-2003 Denver, CO 80202 Colorado Registration Deadline — 20 days Updated: 03-01-06 Connecticut prior to the general election and 20 days prior to any primary election. Updated: 03-01-06 Registration Deadline — 29 days 6. ID Number. Your social before the election. If the security number is requested. Your application is received in the mails Registration Deadline — 14 days social security number is used as without a postmark, it must be before the election. necessary for administrative received within 5 days of the close 6. ID Number. Connecticut purposes related to voting, of registration. Driver's License Number, or if including to identify you as a 6. ID Number. Your completed none, the last four digits of your registered voter, to ensure no voter registration form must Social Security Number. individual is registered in more contain your state issued driver's than one place, to verify address, 7. Choice of Party. This is license number or identification voting districts, and other optional, but you must register with number. If you do not have a information and may be used for a party if you want to take part in driver's license or state issued any other lawful purpose. The that party’s primary election, identification, you must include the registration application containing caucus, or convention. last four digits of your social your social security number will 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave security number. If you do not become part of the registration blank. have a driver's license or a state records of your county (Title 15, 9. Signature. To register in issued identification or a social Sec. 1302, Del. Code and 5 Connecticut you must: security number, please write U.S.C.A., Sec. 552a [Sec. 7 of the • be a citizen of the United States quot;NONEquot; on the form. A unique Privacy Act of 1974]). • be a resident of Connecticut and identifying number will be 7. Choice of Party. You must of the town in which you wish to assigned by the State. register with a party if you want to vote 7. Choice of Party. You must take part in that party’s primary • be 17 years old. You can vote register with a party if you want to election, caucus, or convention. when you turn 18. take part in that party’s primary 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave • have completed confinement and election, caucus, or convention. blank. parole if previously convicted of a 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave 9. Signature. To register in felony, and have had your voting blank. Delaware you must: 5
    • State Instructions • be a citizen of the United States • be a District of Columbia resident • be a legal resident of both the • be a permanent resident of at least 30 days preceding the next State of Florida and of the county Delaware election in which you seek to be registered • be at least 18 years old on the • be at least 18 years old on or • be 18 years old (you may pre- date of the next general election preceding the next election register if you are 17) • felons are eligible to vote if • not be in jail for a felony • not now be adjudicated mentally certain requirements are met: fines conviction incapacitated with respect to voting and sentence completed at least • not have been judged “mentally in Florida or any other State five years prior to application date; incompetent” by a court of law • not have been convicted of a felony convictions can not be • not claim the right to vote felony without your civil rights disqualifying felonies, which are anywhere outside D.C. having been restored pursuant to murder, sexual offenses, or crimes law against public administration • not claim the right to vote in Mailing address: involving bribery or improper another county or state District of Columbia Board of influence or abuse of office. • swear or affirm the following: Elections & Ethics • not be mentally incompetent “I will protect and defend the 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 250 Constitution of the United States Washington, DC 20001-2745 and the Constitution of the State of Mailing address: Florida, that I am qualified to Commissioner of Elections Florida register as an elector under the 111 S. West St., Suite 10 Constitution and laws of the State Dover, DE 19904 of Florida, and that I am a citizen Updated: 03-01-06 of the United States and a legal Registration Deadline — 29 days District of Columbia resident of Florida” before the election. Updated: 10-29-2003 Mailing address: 6. ID Number. If you have one, Registration Deadline — 30 days State of Florida you must provide your Florida before the election. Department of State driver's license number or Florida Division of Elections identification card number. If you 6. ID Number. Federal law now 107 West Gaines Street, Room do not have a Florida driver's requires that all voter registration 231 license or identification card, you applications must include either the Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 must provide the last four digits of applicant’s driver’s license number your social security number. or the last four digits of the 7. Choice of Party. You must Georgia applicant’s social security number register with a party if you want to in order to be processed. Updated: 10-29-2003 take part in that party’s primary 7. Choice of Party. You must election, caucus, or convention. Registration Deadline — The fifth register with a party if you want to 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are Monday before any general take part in that party’s primary requested to fill in this box. See the primary, general election, or election, caucus, or convention. list of choices under the presidential preference primary, or 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Application Instructions for Box 8 regularly scheduled special election blank. (on page 2). pursuant to the Georgia Election 9. Signature. To register in the 9. Signature. To register in Florida Code. In the event that a special District of Columbia you must: you must: election is scheduled on a date • be a citizen of the United States other that those dates prescribed by • be a citizen of the United States the Georgia Election Code, 6
    • State Instructions registration would close on the 5th digits of your social security Registration Deadline — 30 days day after the call. number. before the election. 7. Choice of Party. You do not 6. ID Number. Your full social have to register with a party if you 6. ID Number. Your full social security number is required. Your want to take part in that party’s security number is required. It is social security number will remain primary election, caucus, or used to prevent fraudulent confidential and will not be convention. registration and voting. Failure to disclosed except as required by 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave furnish this information will law. The number will be used to blank. prevent acceptance of this identify and verify the identity of application (Hawaii Revised 9. Signature. To register in Idaho voters (Georgia Election Code, Statutes, Section 11-15). you must: O.C.G.A. Ch. 21-2-219, 21-2-220, 21-2-225). 7. Choice of Party. A “choice of • be a citizen of the United States party” is not required for voter • have resided in Idaho and in the 7. Choice of Party. You do not registration. county for 30 days prior to the day have to register with a party to take of election part in that party’s primary, caucus 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Race or • be at least 18 years old or convention. ethnic group information is not • not have been convicted of a required for voter registration. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are felony, and without having been requested to fill in this box. See 9. Signature. To register in Hawaii restored to the rights of citizenship, the list of choices under the you must: or confined in prison on conviction Application Instructions for Box 8 • be a citizen of the United States of a criminal offense (on page 2). • be a resident of the State of 9. Signature. To register in Hawaii Mailing address: Georgia you must: • be at least 16 years old (you must Secretary of State be 18 years old by election day in • be a citizen of the United States P.O. Box 83720 order to vote) • be a legal resident of Georgia and State Capitol Bldg. • not be incarcerated for a felony of the county in which you want to Boise, ID 83720-0080 conviction vote • not be adjudicated by a court as • be 18 years old within six months “non compos mentis” after the day of registration, and be Illinois 18 years old to vote • not be serving a sentence for Mailing address: Updated: 03-01-06 having been convicted of a felony Office of Elections • not have been judicially Registration Deadline — 28 days State of Hawaii determined to be mentally prior to each election. 802 Lehua Avenue incompetent, unless the disability Pearl City , HI 96782 6. ID Number. Your driver’s has been removed license number is required to Idaho register to vote. If you do not have Mailing address: a driver’s license, at least the last Elections Division four digits of your social security Updated: 03-01-06 Office of the Secretary of State number are required. If you have 1104 West Tower Registration Deadline — 25 days neither, please write “NONE” on 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE before the election. the form. A unique identifier will Atlanta, GA 30334-1505 be assigned to you by the State. 6. ID Number. Enter your driver's Hawaii 7. Choice of Party. Party license number. If you have no registration or preference is not driver's license, enter the last 4 required for voter registration. Updated: 03-01-06 7
    • State Instructions However, when you apply for a affiliation at the polls on primary 9. Signature. To register in Indiana primary ballot, you must indicate election day. you must: your party preference for that • be a citizen of the United States 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave election. • have resided in the precinct at blank. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave least 30 days before the next 9. Signature. To register in Iowa blank. election you must: • be at least 18 years of age on the 9. Signature. A signature is • be a citizen of the United States day of the next general election required. If signature is missing • be a resident of Iowa • not currently be in jail for a from registration form, you will be • be at least 17-1/2 years old (you criminal conviction notified your registration is must be 18 to vote) incomplete. • not have been convicted of a Mailing address: To register in Illinois you must: felony (or have had your rights Election Division • be a citizen of the United States restored) Office of the Secretary of State • be a resident of Illinois and of • not currently be judged by a court 302 West Washington Street, your election precinct at least 30 to be quot;incompetent to votequot; Room E-204 days before the next election • not claim the right to vote in more Indianapolis, IN 46204-2743 • be at least 18 years old on or than one place before the next election • give up your right to vote in any • not be in jail for a felony other place Iowa conviction • not claim the right to vote Mailing address: Updated: 03-01-06 anywhere else Elections Division Registration Deadline — Must be Office of the Secretary of State Mailing address: delivered by 5 p.m. 10 days before Lucas Building-1st Floor State Board of Elections the election, if it is a state primary 321 E. 12th Street 1020 S. Spring Street or general election; 11 days before Des Moines, IA 50319 Springfield, IL 62704 all others. Registration forms which are postmarked 15 or more days Kansas before an election are considered Indiana on time even if received after the Updated: 03-01-06 deadline. Updated: 03-01-06 Registration Deadline — 6. ID Number. Your ID number is Registration Deadline — 29 days Postmarked or delivered 15 days your Iowa driver's license number before the election. before the election. (or Iowa non-driver identification number) if you have one, if not 6. ID Number. Your state voter ID 6. ID Number. Your completed then the last four digits of your number is your ten digit Indiana voter registration form must social security number. The ID issued driver's license number. If contain your state issued driver's number you provide will be you do not possess an Indiana license number or nondriver's verified with the Iowa Department driver's license then provide the identification card number. If you of Transportation or the Social last four digits of your social do not have a driver's license or Security Administration. security number. Please indicate nondriver's identification card, you 7. Choice of Party. You may, but which number was provided. must include the last four digits of do not have to, register with a party (Indiana Code 3-7-13-13) your social security number. If you in advance if you want to take part do not have a driver's license or a 7. Choice of Party. Leave blank. in that party’s primary election. nondriver's identification card or 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave You may change or declare a party social security number, please blank. 8
    • State Instructions write quot;NONEquot; on the form. A only and is not released to the security number may be provided unique identifying number will be public (KRS 116.155). No person on a voluntary basis. Neither the assigned by the State. The number shall be denied the right to register registrar nor the Department of you provide will be used for because of failure to include social State shall disclose the social administrative purposes only and security number. security number of a registered will not be disclosed to the public. voter or circulate the social security 7. Choice of Party. You must (KSA 25-2309). numbers of registered voters on register with a party if you want to commercial lists (R.S. 18:104 and 7. Choice of Party. You must take part in that party’s primary 154; 42 U.S.C. 405). register with a party if you want to election, caucus, or convention. take part in that party’s primary 7. Choice of Party. If you do not 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave election, caucus, or convention. list a party affiliation, you cannot blank. vote in the Presidential Preference 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave 9. Signature. To register in Primary and party committee blank. Kentucky you must: elections. Political party affiliation 9. Signature. To register in Kansas • be a citizen of the United States is not required for any other you must: • be a resident of Kentucky election. • be a citizen of the United States • be a resident of the county for at 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are • be a resident of Kansas least 28 days prior to the election requested to fill in this box. See the • be 18 by the next election date list of choices under the • have completed the terms of your • be 18 years of age on or before Application Instructions for Box 8 sentence if convicted of a felony; a the next general election (on page 2). person serving a sentence for a • not be a convicted felon or if you 9. Signature. To register in felony conviction is ineligible to have been convicted of a felony, Louisiana you must: vote your civil rights must have been restored by executive pardon • be a citizen of the United States • not claim the right to vote in any • not have been judged “mentally • be a resident of Louisiana. other location or under any other incompetent” in a court of law Residence address must be address name • not claim the right to vote where you claim homestead • not be excluded from voting for anywhere outside Kentucky exemption, if any. mental incompetence by a court of • be at least 17 years old, and be 18 competent jurisdiction years old prior to the next election Mailing address: to vote Mailing address: State Board of Elections • not currently be under an order of 140 Walnut Street Secretary of State imprisonment for conviction of a Frankfort, KY 40601-3240 1st Floor, Memorial Hall felony 120 SW 10th Ave. • not currently be under a judgment Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Louisiana of interdiction for mental incompetence Kentucky Updated: 03-01-06 Registration Deadline — 30 days Updated: 03-01-06 before the election. Mailing address: 6. ID Number. You must provide Registration Deadline — 29 days your Louisiana driver's license Secretary of State before the election. number, if issued. If not issued, Attention: Voter Registration 6. ID Number. Your full social you must provide at least the last P.O. Box 94125 security number is required. It is four digits of your social security Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125 used for administrative purposes number, if issued. The full social 9
    • State Instructions * you have completed the Maine Registration Deadline — 9:00 court-imposed sentence [2] (first p.m. 21 days before the election. conviction), or Updated: 03-01-06 6. ID Number. If you have a * at least 3 years have current, valid Maryland driver’s passed since you completed the Registration Deadline — license or a Motor Vehicle court-imposed sentence [2] (second Delivered 10 business days before Administration identification card, or later conviction). the election (or a voter may register you must enter the driver’s license in-person up to and including or identification number. If you do [1] Infamous crime means any election day). not have a current, valid Maryland felony or any other crime involving driver’s license or Motor Vehicle 6. ID Number. You must list your an element of deceit, fraud or Administration identification card, valid Maine driver's license corruption. you must enter at least the last 4 number. If you don't have a valid [2] The court-imposed sentence digits of your social security Maine driver's license, then you includes probation, parole, number. However, please note, the must provide the last four digits of community service, restitutions and disclosure of your full Social your Social Security Number. fines. Security number is voluntary. The Voters who don't have either of statutory authority allowing these forms of ID must write Mailing address: election officials to request your quot;NONEquot; in this space. State Board of Elections full Social Security number is 7. Choice of Party. You must P.O. Box 6486 Election Law Article, Section 3- register with a party if you want to Annapolis, MD 21401-0486 202, Annotated Code of Maryland. take part in that party’s primary The number will be used only for election, caucus, or convention registration and other Massachusetts (unless otherwise permitted by a administrative purposes. It will be political party). kept confidential. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Updated: 03-01-06 7. Choice of Party. You must blank. register with a party if you want to Registration Deadline — 20 days 9. Signature. To register in Maine take part in that party’s primary before the election. you must: election. • be a citizen of the United States 6. ID Number. Federal law 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave • be a resident of Maine and the requires that you provide your blank. municipality in which you want to driver’s license number to register 9. Signature. To register in vote to vote. If you do not have a current Maryland you must: • be at least 17 years old (you must and valid Massachusetts’ driver’s • be a U.S. citizen be 18 years old to vote) license then you must provide the • be a Maryland resident last four (4) digits of your social • be at least 18 years old by the Mailing address: security number. If you have next general election neither, you must write “NONE” in Elections Division • not be under guardianship for the box and a unique identifying Bureau of Corporations, mental disability number will be assigned to you. Elections and Commissions • not have been convicted of 101 State House Station 7. Choice of Party. If you do not buying or selling votes Augusta, ME 04333-0101 designate a party of political • not have been convicted more designation in this box, you will be than once of a crime of violence registered as unenrolled. Maryland (Criminal Law, Art. 14-101) Unenrolled voters may participate • not have been convicted of an in party primaries. However, an Updated: 03-01-06 infamous crime [1] unless: unenrolled voter must enroll in a * you have been pardoned, 10
    • State Instructions • party on the day of the Presidential A unique identifying number will temporarily residing Preference Primary in order to be assigned by the State. overseas. participate in that primary. 7. Choice of Party. A quot;choice of 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave partyquot; is not required for voter Mailing address: blank. registration. Michigan Department of State 9. Signature. To register in 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Bureau of Elections Massachusetts you must: blank. P.O. Box 20126 • be a citizen of the United States 9. Signature. To register in Lansing, MI 48901-0726 • be a resident of Massachusetts Michigan you must: • be 18 years old on or before the • be a citizen of the United States Minnesota next election • be 18 years old by the next • not have been convicted of election Updated: 03-01-06 corrupt practices in respect to • be a resident of Michigan and at elections least a 30 day resident of your city Registration Deadline — • not be under guardianship with or township by election day Delivered by 5:00 p.m. 21 days respect to voting • not be confined in a jail after before the election (there is also • not be currently incarcerated for a being convicted and sentenced election day registration at polling felony conviction places). Notice: Michigan law requires that Mailing address: 6. ID Number. Federal law the same address be used for voter requires that you provide your Secretary of the Commonwealth registration and driver license driver’s license number to register Elections Division, Room 1705 purposes. Therefore, if the to vote for federal offices. If you One Ashburton Place residence address you provide on do not have a driver’s license then Boston, MA 02108 this form differs from the address you will have to provide the last shown on a driver license or four digits of your social security personal identification card issued Michigan number. If you have neither, please by the State of Michigan, the write “NONE” on the form. A Secretary of State will Updated: 03-01-06 unique identifying number will automatically change your driver instead be assigned to you by your license or personal identification Registration Deadline — 30 days State. card address to match the residence before the election. 7. Choice of Party. Leave blank. address entered on this form. If an address change is made, the 6. ID Number. Your completed 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Secretary of State will mail you an voter registration form must blank. address update sticker for your contain your state issued driver's 9. Signature. To register in driver license or personal license number or state issued Minnesota you must: identification card. personal identification card • be a citizen of the United States number. If you do not have a • be a resident of Minnesota for 20 driver's license or state issued Caution: If you register by mail, days before the next election personal identification card, you you must vote in person at your • reside at the address given must include the last four digits of assigned precinct the first time you • be 18 years old by election day your social security number. If you vote, unless you are: • not be convicted of treason or a do not have a driver's license or a felony without having your civil • disabled as defined state issued personal identification rights restored by state law; card or a social security number, • not be under court-ordered • 60 years of age or please write quot;NONEquot; on the form. guardianship of the person without older; or retaining the right to vote 11
    • State Instructions • not be found legally incompetent vehicle, statutory rape, carjacking, • not be on probation or parole after by a court. or bigamy, or have had your rights conviction of a felony, until finally restored as required by law discharged from such probation or • not have been declared mentally parole Mailing address: incompetent by a court • not be convicted of a felony or Secretary of State misdemeanor connected with the Note: State law changed by federal 60 Empire Drive, Suite 100 right of suffrage court order in 1998 and by state St. Paul, MN 55103-1855 • not be adjudged incapacitated by legislation in 2000. We now accept any court of law the form as registration for voting Mississippi • not be confined under a sentence for all state and federal offices. of imprisonment Updated: 03-01-06 Mailing address: Mailing address: Secretary of State Registration Deadline — 30 days Secretary of State P.O. Box 136 before the election. P.O. Box 1767 Jackson, MS 39205-0136 Jefferson City, MO 65102-1767 6. ID Number. You are required to provide your current and valid Missouri driver's license number or, if you Montana don’t have one, the last four digits Updated: 10-29-2003 of your social security number. Updated: 03-01-06 7. Choice of Party Mississippi Registration Deadline — 28 days does not have party registration. before the election. Registration Deadline — 30 days Therefore, you do not have to before the election. 6. ID Number. The last four digits register with a party if you want to of your social security number are 6. ID Number. You must provide take part in that party’s primary required unless no social security your Montana driver's license election, caucus, or convention. number exists. ( 115.155, RSMO) number. If you do not have a 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Any electronic media, printouts or Montana driver's license number blank. mailing labels provided under this then you must list the LAST FOUR 9. Signature. To register in section shall not include telephone DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL Mississippi you must: numbers and social security SECURITY NUMBER. If you • be a citizen of the United States numbers of voters (115.157 have neither a driver's license, nor • have lived in Mississippi and in RSMO). a social security number, please your county (and city, if write “NONE” on the form. The 7. Choice of Party. You do not applicable) 30 days before the state of Montana will assign to you have to register with a party if you election in which you want to vote a unique identifying number. want to take part in that party’s • be 18 years old by the time of the primary election, caucus, or 7. Choice of Party. Montana does general election in which you want convention. not require party registration to to vote participate in any election. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave • have not been convicted of blank. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, blank. 9. Signature. To vote in Missouri obtaining money or goods under you must: false pretense, perjury, forgery, 9. Signature. To register in embezzlement, armed robbery, Montana you must: • be a citizen of the United States extortion, felony bad check, felony • be a resident of Missouri • be a citizen of the United States shoplifting, larceny, receiving • be at least 17-1/2 years of age • be at least 18 years old on or stolen property, robbery, timber (you must be 18 to vote) before the election larceny, unlawful taking of a motor 12
    • State Instructions • be a resident of Montana and of first Tuesday after the first Monday receive a Nonpartisan Ballot for the the county in which you want to of November Primary Election. vote for at least 30 days before the • not have been convicted of a 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave next election felony, or if convicted, have had blank. • not be in a penal institution for a your civil rights restored 9. Signature. To register in Nevada felony conviction • not have been officially found to you must: • not currently be determined by a be mentally incompetent • be a citizen of the United States court to be of unsound mind • have attained the age of 18 years • meet these qualifications by the Mailing address: on the date of the next election next election day if you do not Nebraska Secretary of State • have continuously resided in the currently meet them Suite 2300, State Capitol Bldg. State of Nevada, in your county, at Lincoln, NE 68509-4608 least 30 days and in your precinct Mailing address: at least 10 days before the next Secretary of State’s Office election Nevada P.O. Box 202801 • not currently be laboring under State Capitol any felony conviction or other loss Updated: 10-29-2003 Helena, MT 59620-2801 of civil rights that would make it unlawful for you to vote Registration Deadline — 9:00 • not be determined by a court of Nebraska p.m. on the fifth Saturday before law to be mentally incompetent any primary or general election. • claim no other place as your legal Updated: 03-01-06 9:00 p.m. on the third Saturday residence before any recall or special Registration Deadline — The election. However, if a recall or third Friday before the election (or Mailing address: special election is held on the same delivered by 6 p.m. on the second Secretary of State day as a primary or general Friday before the election). Elections Divisions election, the registration closes at 101 North Carson Street 9:00 p.m. on the fifth Saturday 6. ID Number. You must provide Suite 3, Capitol Complex before the day for the elections. your Nebraska driver's license Carson City, NV 89701-4786 number. If you do not have a 6. ID Number. You must supply a Nebraska driver's license number Nevada Driver’s License Number Local county addresses: then you must list the last four if you have been issued one. If you You also may return completed digits of your social security do not have a Driver’s License applications to the County number. Number, you must supply at least Clerk/Registrar where you the last four digits of your Social 7. Choice of Party. You must normally reside. A complete list Security Number. If you do not register with a party if you want to is available on Nevada's web have a Social Security Number, take part in that party’s primary site: www.sos.state.nv.us please contact your County election, caucus, or convention. Clerk/Registrar to be assigned a 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave unique identifier. New Hampshire blank. 7. Choice of Party. You must 9. Signature. To register in register with a party if you want to Nebraska you must: Updated: 03-01-06 take part in that party’s primary • be a citizen of the United States election, caucus, or convention. If Registration Deadline — New • be a resident of Nebraska you register with a minor political Hampshire town and city clerks • be at least 18 years of age or will party, or as a Nonpartisan you will will accept this application only as be 18 years of age on or before the a request for their own absentee 13
    • State Instructions voter mail-in registration form, the day of a primary election. In registration records of your which must be received by your New Jersey, a primary election is locality, which are open to city or town clerk by 10 days only held for the Democratic and inspection by the public in the before the election. Republican parties. A voter may office of the county clerk. also file a political party However, your social security New Hampshire town and city declaration form to become a number and date of birth will clerks will accept this application member of a political party. If a remain confidential and will not be only as a request for their own declared voter wished to change disclosed to the public. absentee voter mail-in registration party affiliation he or she must file Computerized listings of limited form. You need to fill in only Box a declaration form 50 days before voter registration information 1 and Box 2 or 3. the primary election, in order to (without social security number or The application should be mailed to vote. birth date) are available to the your town or city clerk at your zip general public, and are furnished 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave code. These addresses are listed on upon request to incumbent election blank. the Secretary of State web site at officeholders, candidates, political 9. Signature. To register in New http://www.state.nh.us/sos/clerks. parties, courts and non-profit Jersey you must: htm organizations promoting voter • be a citizen of the United States It should be mailed in plenty of participation and registration, for • be at least 18 years of age by the time for your town or city clerk to political purposes only (§1-5-19B, time of the next election mail you their own form and for NMSA 1978). • be a resident of this State and you to return that form to them by 7. Choice of Party. You must county at your address at least 30 10 days before the election. register with a party if you want to days before the next election take part in that party’s primary • not be serving a sentence or on election, caucus, or convention. parole or probation as the result of New Jersey 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave a conviction of any indictable blank. offense under the laws of this or Updated: 10-29-2003 another state or of the United States 9. Signature. To register in New Mexico you must: Registration Deadline — 29 days • be a citizen of the United States Mailing address: before the election. • be a resident of the State of New New Jersey Department of Law 6. ID Number. The last four digits Mexico and Public Safety of your Social Security number OR • be 18 years of age at the time of Division of Elections your New Jersey Driver's License the next election PO BOX 304 number is required for voter • not have been denied the right to Trenton, NJ 08625-0304 registration. If you do not possess vote by a court of law by reason of either of these identifications, mental incapacity and, if I have New Mexico please write quot;NONEquot; on the form. been convicted of a felony, I have The State will assign a number that completed all conditions of will serve to identify you for voter Updated: 03-01-06 probation or parole, served the registration purposes. entirety of a sentence or have been 7. Choice of Party. New Jersey's Registration Deadline — 28 days granted a pardon by the Governor. voter registration form does not before the election. provide a check-off for political Mailing address: 6. ID Number. Your full social party affiliation. A newly Bureau of Elections security number is required. This registered voter or voter who has 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300 registration card containing your never voted in a political party Santa Fe, NM 87503 social security number will become primary election can declare party part of the permanent voter affiliation at the polling place on 14
    • State Instructions • not be registered or vote in any New York other county or state North Carolina Mailing address: Updated: 03-01-06 State Board of Elections Updated: 03-01-06 Registration Deadline — 25 days P.O. Box 27255 before the election. Raleigh, NC 27611-7255 Registration Deadline — Postmarked 25 days before the 6. ID Number..Federal law election or received in the elections requires that you provide your North Dakota office or designated voter driver’s license number to register registration agency site by 5:00 to vote. If you do not have a Updated: 03-01-06 p.m. 25 days before the election. driver’s license then you will have to provide at least the last four North Dakota does not have voter 6. ID Number. Provide your North digits of your social security registration. Carolina driver’s license number, number. If you have neither, please or North Carolina Department of write “NONE” on the form. A Motor Vehicles ID number. If you unique identifying number will be Ohio do not have a driver's license, then assigned to you by your State. list the last four digits of your 7. Choice of Party. You must Updated: 03-01-06 social security number. enroll with a party if you want to 7. Choice of Party. You must vote in that party’s primary Registration Deadline — 30 days register with a party to vote in that election or caucus. before the election. party’s primary unless that party 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave allows unaffiliated voters to vote in 6. ID Number. Your social blank. its primary. If you indicate a security number is requested. 9. Signature. To register in New political party that is not a qualified Providing this number is voluntary. York you must: party, or indicate no party, you will This information allows the Board • be a citizen of the United States be listed as “Unaffiliated”. of Elections to verify your • be a resident of the county, or of 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are registration if necessary (O.R.C. the City of New York, at least 30 required to fill in this box. 3503.14). [Federal law requires days before an election However, your application will not that you provide your driver’s • be 18 years old by December 31 be rejected if you fail to do so. See license number to register to vote. of the year in which you file this the list of choices under the If you do not have a driver’s form (Note: You must be 18 years Application Instructions for Box 8 license then you will have to old by the date of the general, (on page 2). provide at least the last four digits primary, or other election in which of your social security number. If 9. Signature. To register in North you want to vote) you don’t have either number you Carolina you must: • not be in jail or on parole for a will have to write “NONE” on the • be a citizen of the United States felony conviction form and the State will assign you a • be a resident of North Carolina • not currently be judged number.] and the county in which you live incompetent by order of a court of 7. Choice of Party. You do not for at least 30 days prior to the competent judicial authority register with a party if you want to election • not claim the right to vote take part in that party’s primary • be 18 years of age by the day of elsewhere election. Party affiliation is the next general election established by voting at a primary • have your rights of citizenship Mailing address: election. restored if you have been convicted NYS Board of Elections 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave of a felony 40 Steuben Street blank. Albany, NY 12207-2108 15
    • State Instructions • be 18 years old on or before the • be at least 18 years old by 9. Signature. To register in Ohio date of the next election election day you must: • have not been convicted of a • be a citizen of the United States felony, for which a period of time • be a resident of Ohio Mailing address: equal to the original sentence has • be 18 years old on or before Secretary of State not expired, or for which you have election day. If you will be 18 on or Elections Division not been pardoned before the day of the general 141 State Capitol • not now be under judgment as an election, you may vote in the Salem, OR 97310-0722 incapacitated person, or a partially primary election for candidates incapacitated person prohibited only. Pennsylvania from registering to vote • not be convicted of a felony and currently incarcerated • not be found incompetent by a Updated: 03-01-06 Mailing address: court for purposes of voting Oklahoma State Election Board Registration Deadline — 30 days Box 528800 before an election or primary. Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8800 Mailing address: Secretary of State of Ohio 6. ID Number. You must supply a Elections Division Driver's License Number, if you Oregon 180 E. Broad Street — 15th have one. If you do not have a Floor Driver's License Number, you must Updated: 03-01-06 Columbus, OH 43215 supply the last four digits of your social Security Number. If you do Registration Deadline — 21 days not have a Social Security Number, Oklahoma before the election please write “NONE” in the box. 7. Choice of Party. You must Updated: 10-29-2003 6. ID Number. Federal law register with a party if you want to requires that you provide your take part in that party’s primary Registration Deadline — 25 days driver’s license number to register election. before the election. to vote. If you do not have a 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are driver’s license then you will have 6. ID Number. The last four digits requested to fill in this box. See the to provide at least the last four of your social security number are list of choices under the digits of your social security required. (Oklahoma Title 26, Application Instructions for Box 8 number. If you have neither, you Section 4-112) In addition, your (on page 2). will need to write “NONE” on the Oklahoma driver’s license number 9. Signature. To register in form. A unique identifying number is requested. Pennsylvania you must: will instead be assigned to you by 7. Choice of Party. You must • be a citizen of the United States at your State. register with a party if you want to least one month before the next 7. Choice of Party. You must take part in that party’s primary election register with a party if you want to election, caucus, or convention. • be a resident of Pennsylvania and take part in that party’s primary 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave your election district at least 30 election. blank. days before the election 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave 9. Signature. To register in • be at least 18 years of age on the blank. Oklahoma you must: day of the next election 9. Signature. To register in Oregon • be a citizen of the United States you must: and a resident of the State of Mailing address: • be a citizen of the United States Oklahoma • be a resident of Oregon 16
    • State Instructions Office of the Secretary of the • be 18 years old by election day under the Application Instructions Commonwealth • be neither serving a sentence, for Box 8 (on page 2). 210 North Office Bldg. including probation or parole, for 9. Signature. To register in South Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029 which you were imprisoned, upon Carolina you must: final conviction of a felony • be a citizen of the United States imposed on any date; nor serving • be at least 18 years old on or Rhode Island any sentence, whether incarcerated before the next election or suspended, on probation or • be a resident of South Carolina, Updated: 03-01-06 parole, upon final conviction of a your county and precinct felony committed after November • not be confined in any public Registration Deadline — 30 days 5, 1986 prison resulting from a conviction before the election. • not have been lawfully judged to of a crime be mentally incompetent 6. ID Number. The applicant shall • never have been convicted of a be required to provide his/her felony or offense against the Mailing address: Rhode Island driver's license election laws, or if previously number if the applicant has been Rhode Island State Board of convicted, have served your entire issued a current and valid Rhode Elections sentence, including probation or Island driver's license. In the case 50 Branch Ave. parole, or have received a pardon of an applicant who has not been Providence, RI 02904-2790 for the conviction issued a current and valid driver's • not be under a court order license he/she must provide the last declaring you mentally South Carolina four (4) digits of his/her social incompetent security number. An applicant, • claim the address on the Updated: 03-01-06 who has neither, will be assigned a application as your only legal place unique identifying number by the of residence and claim no other Registration Deadline — 30 days State of Rhode Island. place as your legal residence before the election. 7. Choice of Party. In Rhode Island, a person must register with Mailing address: 6. ID Number. Your full social a party if he/she wishes to take part security number is required. It is State Election Commission in that party's primary election. A required by the South Carolina P.O. Box 5987 person who fails to register with a Code of Laws and is used for Columbia, SC 29250-5987 party at the time of registration internal purposes only. Social South Dakota may, if he/she chooses, register security number does not appear on with a party on the day of that any report produced by the State party's primary and take part in that Updated: 03-01-06 Election Commission nor is it party's primary election. If a released to any unauthorized Registration Deadline — person does not register with a individual. (South Carolina Title Received 15 days before the party, he/she can still vote in 7-5-170) election. general elections and non-partisan 7. Choice of Party. You do not primary elections. 6. ID Number. Your driver’s have to register with a party if you 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave license number is requested. If you want to take part in that party’s blank. do not have a valid driver's license, primary election, caucus, or 9. Signature. To register in Rhode you must provide the last four convention. Island you must: digits of your social security 8. Race or Ethnic Group. You are number. • be a citizen of the United States required to fill in this box. Your • be a resident of Rhode Island for 7. Choice of Party. You must application may be rejected if you 30 days preceding the next election register with a party if you want to fail to do so. See the list of choices 17
    • State Instructions take part in that party’s primary • be a resident of Tennessee • be a resident of the county in election, caucus, or convention. • be at least 18 years old on or which the application for before the next election registration is made 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave • not have been convicted of a • be at least 17 years and 10 months blank. felony, or if convicted, have had old (you must be 18 to vote) 9. Signature. To register in South your full rights of citizenship • not be finally convicted of a Dakota you must: restored (or have received a felony, or if a convicted felon, you • be a citizen of the United States pardon) must have fully discharged your • reside in South Dakota • not be adjudicated incompetent punishment, including any • be 18 years old by the next by a court of competent jurisdiction incarceration, parole, supervision, election (or have been restored to legal period of probation or be pardoned. • not be currently serving a capacity) • have not been declared mentally sentence for a felony conviction incompetent by final judgment of a which included imprisonment, court of law Mailing address: served or suspended, in an adult Coordinator of Elections penitentiary system Mailing address: Tennessee Tower, Ninth Floor • not have been adjudged mentally 312 Eighth Avenue, North Office of the Secretary of State incompetent by a court Nashville, TN 37243 Elections Division P.O. Box 12060 Mailing address: Austin, TX 78711-2060 Texas Elections, Secretary of State 500 E. Capitol Utah Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Updated: 03-01-06 Registration Deadline — 30 days Updated: 03-01-06 Tennessee before the election. Registration Deadline — 20 days 6. ID Number. You must provide Updated: 03-01-06 before the election. your driver’s license number to register to vote. If you do not have 6. ID Number. Your completed Registration Deadline — 30 days a driver’s license then you will voter registration form must before the election. have to provide at least the last four contain your state issued driver's 6. ID Number. Your full social digits of your social security license number or nonoperating security number is required. Social number. If you have neither, please identification number. If you do security number, if any, is required write “NONE” on the form. A not have a driver's license or for purposes of identification and to unique identifying number will nonoperating identification, you avoid duplicate registration (TCA instead be assigned to you by your must include the last four digits of 2.2.116). State. your social security number. If you 7. Choice of Party. You do not do not have a driver's license or a 7. Choice of Party. You do not have to register with a party if you nonoperating identification or a have to register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s social security number, please want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or write quot;NONEquot; on the form. A primary election, caucus, or convention. unique identifying number will be convention. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. assigned by the State. 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave Optional. 7. Choice of Party. Declaring a blank. party is not required in order to 9. Signature. To register in 9. Signature. To register in Texas register to vote. However, Utah's Tennessee you must: you must: election law allows each political • be a citizen of the United States • be a citizen of the United States 18
    • State Instructions party to choose whom it will allow assign you a unique identifying to vote in its primary election. If number. Registration Deadline — you do not affiliate with a party, 7. Choice of Party. Vermont does Delivered 29 days before the you may be restricted from voting not require party registration to election. in the primary. participate in any election. 6. ID Number. Your full social 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave security number is required. Your blank. blank. social security number will appear 9. Signature. To register in Utah 9. Signature. To register in on reports produced only for you must: Vermont you must: official use by voter registration • be a citizen of the United States • be a citizen of the United States and election officials and, for jury • have resided in Utah for 30 days • be a resident of Vermont selection purposes, by courts. immediately before the next • be 18 years of age on or before Article II, §2, Constitution of election election day Virginia (1971). • be at least 18 years old on or • have taken the following Oath in 7. Choice of Party. You do not before the next election the presence of a notary public or have to register with a party if you • not be a convicted felon currently other authorized official: You want to take part in that party’s incarcerated for commission of a solemnly swear (or affirm) that primary election, caucus, or felony whenever you give your vote or convention. suffrage, touching any matter that • not be convicted of treason or 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave concerns the state of Vermont, you crime against the elective blank. will do it so as in your conscience franchise, unless restored to civil 9. Signature. To register in you shall judge will most conduce rights Virginia you must: to the best good of the same, as • not be found to be mentally • be a citizen of the United States established by the Constitution, incompetent by a court of law • be a resident of Virginia and of without fear or favor of any person the precinct in which you want to [Voter’s Oath, Vermont Mailing address: vote Constitution, Chapter II, Section Office of the Lieutenant Governor • be 18 years old by the next May 42] P.O. Box 142325 or November general election Note: If you have not taken this Salt Lake City, UT 84114 • not have been convicted of a Oath in person before submitting felony, or have had your civil this application by mail, do not rights restored Vermont sign item 9. You may take the Oath • not currently be declared mentally at the polls the first time you vote incompetent by a court of law and may then sign the application, Updated: 03-01-06 which will be held for you at your polling place. Mailing address: Registration Deadline — Delivered to the town clerk before State Board of Elections 12:00 noon on the second Saturday Mailing address: 200 N. 9th Street, Suite 101 before the election. Richmond, VA 23219 Office of the Secretary of State Director of Elections 6. ID Number. You must provide 26 Terrace Street Washington your Vermont Driver's license Montpelier, VT 05609-1101 number, or if none, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If Updated: 10-29-2003 Virginia you do not have a Vermont Driver's license or a Social Security number, Registration Deadline — 30 days Updated: 03-01-06 please write “NONE” on the form. before the election (or delivered in- The Secretary of State's office will person to the local voter 19
    • State Instructions registration office 15 days before driver's license number or a social election, or completed at the the election). security number, please write polling place on election day). “NONE” on the form. An 6. ID Number. You must provide 6. ID Number. Provide your identification number will be your driver's license number. If driver's license number or DOT- assigned to you. you do not have a Washington issued ID number or, if you have 7. Choice of Party. You must driver's license, you must provide no driver’s license or state-issued register with a party if you want to the last four digits of your Social ID, the last 4 digits of your social take part in that party’s primary Security Number. Failure to security number. election, caucus, or convention provide this information may 7. Choice of Party. Not required. (unless you request the ballot of a prevent your registration from 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Not party which allows independents to being processed. required. vote) 7. Choice of Party. You are not 9. Signature. To register in 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave required to designate your party Wisconsin you must: blank. affiliation to register in • be a citizen of the United States 9. Signature. To register in West Washington. • be a resident of Wisconsin for at Virginia you must: 8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave least 10 days • be a citizen of the United States blank. • be 18 years old • live in West Virginia at the above 9. Signature. To register in • not have been convicted of address Washington you must: treason, felony or bribery, or if you • be 18 years old, or to vote in the • be a citizen of the United States have, your civil rights have been primary be 17 years old and turning • be a legal resident of Washington restored 18 before the general election State, your county and precinct for • not have been found by a court to • not be under conviction, 30 days immediately preceding the be incapable of understanding the probation, or parole for a felony, election in which you want to vote objective of the electoral process treason or election bribery • be at least 18 years old by • not make or benefit from a bet or • not have been judged “mentally election day wage depending on the result of an incompetent” in a court of • not be convicted of infamous election competent jurisdiction crime, unless restored to civil rights • not have voted at any other location, if registering on election Mailing address: Mailing address: day Secretary of State Secretary of State Building 1, Suite 157-K Voter Registration by Mail Mailing address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East P.O. Box 40230 State Elections Board Charleston, WV 25305-0770 Olympia, WA 98504-0230 132 E. Wilson Street, Suite 200 P.O. Box 2973 Wisconsin West Virginia Madison, WI 53701-2973 Updated: 03-01-06 Wyoming Updated: 10-29-2003 Registration Deadline — For Registration Deadline — 20 days Updated: 03-01-06 municipalities where voter before the election. registration is required, 13 days Wyoming by law, cannot accept before the election (or completed in 6. ID Number. Enter your driver's this form unless State law is the local voter registration office license number or the last four changed. up to 5:00 pm. 1 day before the numbers of your social security number. If you do not have a 20