FAQ

What can I do if my right to vote is challenged?


The Voting Rights Act bans all kinds of racial discrimination in voting, including discrimination based on someone's membership in a language minority group. Anyone with a complaint about voting discrimination can contact the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Learn more.

How do I register to vote?

The League of Women Voters’ Vote411.org links to voting information by state, with information about registration deadlines, ID requirements, and more.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides voting help for uniformed service members, their families, and citizens living outside the U.S.

Additional voting resources:

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting/Register.shtml

When can I use an absentee ballot?

Absentee and early voting laws vary by state. The National Association of Secretaries of State connects you to state-by-state information.

What ID do I need to vote?

Voter identification laws vary by state. The League of Women Voters’ Vote411.org links to voting information by state, with information about registration deadlines, ID requirements, and more.
The National Conference of State Legislatures has information about voter identification requirements around the country.

What is the Help America Vote Act?


The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 reformed the nation’s voting processes. Under the law, states must have procedures for provisional voting, updated voting equipment, voter identification procedures, administrative complaint procedures, and more. Learn more

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