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Are You Registered to Vote? Here’s How to Check (Before It’s Too Late)

There’s nothing worse than learning you’re not eligible to vote, especially if it’s too late to register before the upcoming election on November 8. Since many states are approaching deadlines (if they haven’t reached them already), we compiled a handy guide with details on how to check your voter registration status. Keep scrolling for details.

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The easiest way to check your voter registration status is to visit your state’s official election website. If you’re thinking, How in the world do I find that?, you’re in luck. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has a foolproof form that’ll guide you to the correct page. Here’s what you need to do.

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  1. Visit NASS’s official “Can I Vote” page
  2. Click “Voter Registration Status,” located on the right side of the page under “More In This Section”
  3. Select your state from the dropdown menu
  4. When you’re redirected to your state’s election website, enter your personal information to determine if (and where) you’re registered to vote.

According to Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, you can also text CHECK to 63033.

Why should I check my voter registration?

It’s not uncommon for people to get un-registered without being notified. There are several reasons why this could happen, including (but not limited to):

  • You moved to a new state
  • You moved within your current state
  • You changed your name
  • You haven’t voted in the last two federal elections

No matter the reason, it’s better to be safe than sorry.