Voting is AWESOME

Donovan McNealy

Qualifications to Vote

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.

Steps To Vote

First off, you need to fill out a registration form, that has your name(full), address, date of birth and citizenship status. MUST BE SIGNED! Then you have to mail it to the board of elections. If the application is for new registration in a county, the form must be submitted before the voter registration deadline. The board of elections has to receive the original signed application.

Voter Behavior

Amendments

15TH - African American males were allowed to vote

17TH - We could elect senators

19TH - Women had the right to vote

23RD - you can vote in Washington DC for president

24TH - ended poll taxes

26TH - lowered the voting age to 18