- 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 be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general 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.
To register, a person who meets the voting qualifications must sign and complete a voter registration application. When completing the application, applicants must provide their full name, residential address, date of birth, and citizenship status. In addition, the application must be signed After completion, the application should be mailed to the board of elections in the county in which the applicant resides.
If the application is complete and the person is qualified to vote, the county board of elections will mail a voter registration card to the applicant to provide notice of the registration. This mailing is non-forwardable and also serves to verify the applicant’s address. If a voter card is returned by the postal service as undeliverable, then a second mailing will be sent to the voter. In the event that that second mailing is also returned as undeliverable, then the applicant’s voter registration may subsequently be denied.
Voter registration applicants, who have met the voter registration deadline, should expect to receive their voter card within 1 to 2 weeks.
How to vote
It gives citizens a opportunity to voice their opinions on past performances of public officials.
If voters are dissatisfied ,they can elect new leaders.
Voting allows citizens to express their opinions of public issues.
WHY NOT TO VOTE
If you haven't registered after changing residences.
If no candidates represent your feelings on the issues.
If you have apathy, or a lack of interesting.
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Straight-ticket voting or straight-party voting is the practice of voting for every candidate that a political party has on a general election ballot.
Allowed any race or ethnicity to vote. This amendment was made after the civil war.
Guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest.
Extends the right to vote in the presidential election to citizens residing in the District of Columbia by granting the District electors in the Electoral College, as if it were a state.
Prohibits any poll tax in elections for federal officials.
Prohibits the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying citizens of the United States who are at least eighteen years old the right to vote.
1920- The 19th amendment guarantees women the right to vote
1961- The 23rd amendment allows residents of the District of Columbia to vote
1964- The 24th amendment outlaws polling tax
1971- The 26th amendment lowers the minimum voting are to 18 for all elections