How Do I Register to Vote?
Now that you are seriously thinking about voting you might ask, "how do I register to vote"? The important thing to remember about registering to vote is that you need to register far enough in advance so that you may vote cleanly and without questions. Rules are different from state to state but many require that voters register from several weeks to up to a month before an election.
Note that we do not have a single, nation wide set of rules governing our system of voting. Every state has different rules, different requirements, and different statutes concerning registration and voting.
Many states -- but not all -- have registration by mail. Others do not and require in-person registration at a government office. Some states have same-day registration whereby a voter can register as he enters the polling place for the first time but such states are not the norm.
You must be sure and check with the Secretary of State's office in your state as well as your County government for relevant information.
Despite the different rules, though, it is easy to register. Many states require only a recent piece of mail, such as an electric bill, and a driver's license or state ID, or a birth certificate to show residency and identification. Also be aware that some states don't require any ID at all. Just appear at your local city hall, county government office, or Secretary of State's office and ask to register.
Calling these offices on the phone can also gain the needed information. These offices also have websites will all the info you'll need.
But remember, you should register to vote at least a month ahead of time to be safe so that you can cast your ballot with ease and will be assured that your vote will count on Election Day.
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