Voter Registration Requirements and Procedures
If you are over the age of 18, you have not been convicted of any serious crimes, and you are a citizen of the United States, you can register to vote. States are required to allow people to register when they renew their driver's licenses. They may also mail in registrations or register at various state and welfare offices, and agencies that serve people with disabilities. The registration from will ask for your name, address, age, and sometimes your party preference. They may also require that you provide a form of identification.
Steps in Voting
What if you can't make it to the polls?
Straight vs. Split Ticket
Ballot fatigue is when there are several names on a political ballot, and voters choose to ignore some candidates when there are too many choices.
15th Amendment: Granted the right to vote regardless of race.
17th Amendment: Required that Senators are elected by voters directly by popular vote instead of by state legislators.
19th Amendment: Granted the right to vote regardless of sex.
23th Amendment: Included the District of Columbia in the presidential election system, changing the amount of electoral votes the candidates can earn.
24th Amendment: Prohibited states from charging citizens a fee to vote in elections.
26th Amendment: Lowered the legal voting age from 21 to 18.